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Open Positions

Project Manager (3-5 Years of Experience)

We have an opportunity for an experienced professional to join our team to provide a range of project management services that require expert organizational and management skills, an analytical mindset, and a strong understanding of the health care sector.

Responsibilities include:

  • Synthesizing and assimilating complex health care concepts and policies into actionable information for FHC, its clients, and other stakeholders;
  • Facilitating decision-making by leaders through decision support analysis, presenting options, thoroughly communicating the benefits and trade-offs of each option, etc.;
  • Conducting project risk management (identifying and helping mitigate risks to the project’s success);
  • Serving as the key point of contact for FHC’s clients, subject matter experts, and other stakeholders during the lifetime of a project
  • Strategizing and making recommendations related to a range of health care projects;
  • Translating available health care data and literature reviews into clear, concise findings reports for client projects; and
  • Preparing and presenting materials for internal and external audiences.

Minimum qualifications include:

·         Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health Care Administration, Public Administration or related field or Bachelor’s degree with at least three years of related work experience.

  • Excellent written communication skills (please be prepared to share a writing sample)
  • Strong interpersonal skills, confident speaking style, and ability to broker consensus among disparate stakeholders
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, including production of polished, client ready documents, presentations, spreadsheets and project plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to create a workplan and timeline, create step-by-step client agendas and guide resolution of key issues
  • Extremely detail oriented and highly organized
  • Exceptional at follow-through and task management for simultaneous multiple assignments
  • Candidates may be asked to prepare a short presentation using PowerPoint and Excel based on materials provided by Freedman HealthCare.

In addition to the minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate brings:

·         Professional experience managing health policy projects that bridge organizations and points of view, running effective meetings and facilitating decision making in complex environments

·         Interest in data dissemination policy and practice in public and non-profit health care administration

·         Professional commitment to advancing US health system improvement through state government actions and non-profit initiatives

·         Experience handling multiple assignments, managing the day to day tasks of a project, and actively engaging in robust health care decision-making and discussions

Freedman HealthCare is a leader in the field of health care performance measurement and quality improvement, and we are an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, and growing consultancy. The office environment requires team work, open communication, and the ability to conform to exacting standards.

Freedman offers a professional, collaborative, flexible work environment so its agile and talented team can focus on providing clients a clear path to exceptional results. If you enjoy developing creative solutions and feel passionate about improving health care, send your resume and a cover letter to Joanne Halpern at jhalpern@freedmanhealthcare.com.

Rhode Island Department of Human Services IT Systems & Support Senior Manager


The Rhode Island Department of Human Services is seeking an experienced technology and systems support team leader for the position of IT Systems & Support Senior Manager to continue stabilization of Rhode Island’s integrated eligibility system (IES) and implementation and maintenance of a high-performing technical support team for the agency. Ideal candidates will have experience in complex system transformations, strategic planning, systems development lifecycles, and staff / department management.

This is a contracted position through Freedman HealthCare.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversight for the current IES deployment, including: EDM, Problem Management, Release Management, Testing, Enhancements, and Roadmap planning from a DHS perspective
  • Creating and implementing strategic technology plans to support DHS business
  • Responsibility to brief the Deputy Director and (periodically) the Director and DHS Senior Leadership Team on important technical updates that have business and/or political impact.
  • Recruiting and leading a team of technical, data and business analysts; IT Systems & Support and testing staff.
  • Responsibility for management of external contractors and consultants who perform both testing, staff augmentation and deliverables-based work
  • Ensuring (in coordination with DHS leadership and the RI Department of Administration) that DHS is fully compliant with Privacy and Security regulations
  • Technical support for Federal and State audits
  • Coordinate with Federal agencies who have oversight responsibilities for State-Based Benefits Determination Systems and ensure that both data requests and compliance mandates are met
  • Responsibility for management and evolution of DHS initiatives and support for operational, leadership reporting and analytics
  • Responsible for overseeing EDM statewide, including the Scanning Center.
  • Leadership of a cross-agency data quality program
  • Special projects as requested by the Deputy Director and/or Director.
  • Continuous Process Improvements
  • Support and oversee DHS site support (statewide and in individual offices)


  • 7+ years of experience working in complex systems environments
  • 5+ years of experience leading delivery teams
  • 3+ years of experience managing/supervising IT Systems and Support Staff at multiple levels.
  • Experience in health or human services preferred
  • Understanding of health care data and general health care landscape
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Strong communication skills a must
  • Minimum of BA or BS preferably in Computer Science/Programming, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Economics, or related field.
  • Ability to efficiently manage multiple work streams and analyses
  • Ability to evaluate incomplete data and make decisions, especially in crisis situations


  • Strong leadership and management skills.
  • Thrive in an ever-changing environment.
  • Ability to recruit, retrain, and develop people.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively.
  • Ability to set direction for a team and monitor progress.
  • Ability to collaborate with other DHS and Secretariat (EOHHS, HSRI, DCYF, HSRI, etc.) leaders and build plans that support their needs.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to learn and expand knowledge.
  • Organizational skills, with strong attention to detail.
  • Strong team player.

Project Associate (1-3 Years of Experience)

Freedman HealthCare is a Massachusetts-based consulting firm that specializes in health care performance measurement and improvement, health information technology, and strengthening linkages between public health and health care reform. Through our national work with state health organizations and policy makers, Freedman HealthCare is committed to creating a more efficient health care system.


We have an opportunity for an entry level professional with master’s level health care knowledge to join our team to provide a range of project support services related to health care reform/Affordable Care Act, health policy, health information technology, legislation, and programmatic best-practices. Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting qualitative research and summarize findings (Internet, stakeholder interviews, surveys)
  • Presenting ideas in a range of formats (PowerPoint, written summaries, spreadsheets)
  • Writing narrative materials
  • Arranging, participating in, and recording key findings in meetings and presentations
  • Participating in client proposal development and submissions
  • Acquiring, documenting, and sharing information on all-payer claims databases (APCDs)
  • Creating project management artifacts to be shared internally and with clients

The ideal candidate will have 1 to 3 years of experience in a health care or policy environment, aptitude for learning new subject matter and complex concepts, and must possess stellar writing skills.

Candidates must be independent and thoughtful, with the ability to simultaneously handle multiple assignments.

In order to be successful in this role you will need:

  • A master’s degree in public health or related field
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Extremely detail oriented and highly organized
  • Excellent written communication skills (please be prepared to share a writing sample)
  • Exceptional at follow-through and task management
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite (advanced Excel data analysis skills a plus)
  • Familiarity with Medicare and Medicaid concepts
  • Familiarity with health care policy and legislative processes
  • Familiarity with health care claims (all-payer claims databases a plus)


Freedman HealthCare is an equal opportunity employer. We collaborate and deliver results while enjoying what we do. We work in a business-casual, fast paced environment and provide our team an incredible opportunity for learning, personal development and career growth. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including medical, dental, 401K, holidays and personal time off.
This is a full-time position based in our Newton, MA office. To apply for this position, please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Joanne Halpern at hr@freedmanhealthcare.com. ​Interested candidates should reply with BOTH a thoughtful cover letter and a resume for review. Resumes without an accompanying cover letter will not be considered!