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DCA Assists our Clients in Transforming the Business of HEALTH

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DCA Accelerates the Integration of Research Results from Lab to Bedside

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DCA Identifies Key Areas of Market and Solution Differentiation.

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DCA Assists our Clients in Transforming the Business of HEALTH

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DCA’s health system clients average in size from $2.0-$11.0 billion in annual revenues, and the organizations manage about 50-1,500 studies concurrently, depending on their size and stage of maturity.

Grants Management

DCA’s substantial involvement in Academic Medicine (research, development, education and innovation) has resulted in considerable and comprehensive expertise in effective Grants Management.

Medical Education

DCA works successfully with large academic medical systems, sponsoring institutions, and individual training programs across the medical specialties spectrum.

Whether it’s promising research, health care innovations, or ever-increasing regulations, DCA is a trusted partner during turbulent times.


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Recruiting, Educating, and Taking Primary Care to Rural Communities

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DCA was engaged by the Henry Ford Health System to work on an assessment and analysis of our community hospital Graduate and Undergraduate Medical Education Programs. Over a two-year time period, they worked directly with corporate executive management and key hospital administrators to clarify and illuminate a series of complex relationships, agreements, and accreditation and reimbursement opportunities that underlay this issue. DCA’s expert knowledge and national experience helped further educate management on both Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education, provided the foundation for an enterprise-wide medical education strategy, generated a five-year plan for approval by corporate executive management, and enabled facilitation of five physician/employee cross-institution Work Teams to implement the plan at the System community hospitals. DCA’s project management capability, coupled with their skills at facilitation and communication, in-depth analytics, and iterative style enabled them to provide exceptional data, well-thought out essential points presented in both local and national contexts, and created actionable interim and final presentations to the corporate executive team.“

Robert G. Riney President and Chief Operating Officer Henry Ford Health System- Detroit, MI

During the course of their two years working with corporate executive management, our flagship academic medical center (Baylor University Medical Center), and the System community hospitals, DCA was able bring physicians and management together to decide upon an enterprise-wide research and medical education strategy, present a plan to the Board for approval, and facilitate the efforts of five physician Work Teams to implement the plan. DCA also brought about process and operational improvement and clinical and leadership change in two of our Emergency Departments. DCA helped strengthen our community hospital-based Family Medicine Residency Program. Their project management capability, skills at facilitation and communication, and in-depth analytics, as well as their relevant and actionable interim and final reports/presentations to the executive team and the Board were valuable to our overall strategic planning process.

Gary D. Brock President North Texas Operations and System Chief Operating Officer Baylor Scott & White Health- Dallas, TX

Since 2004, Texas Health Resources has sought DCA’s experience to assist with the Academic Medicine environment and strategy, an integral part of our 10-Year Strategic Focus. Their work has helped us develop Research and GME strategic plans which we are now executing. At Texas Health Resources, we value DCA’s expertise and experience.

Douglas D. Hawthorne, FACHE Chief Executive Officer Texas Health Resources – Dallas, TX

DCA provided excellent, invaluable expertise and were most responsive and sensitive to our needs. The DCA team has an excellent understanding of community teaching hospitals, academic medical centers and the university/medical school environment. Their team provided us a five-year strategic plan which was extremely well thought out; delivering us a pathway that our Board could agree upon with minimal debate or concern.

Mark S. McPhee, MD, MHCM (Former) Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City Saint Luke’s Health System- Kansas City, MO (Current) Chief Operating Officer Cleveland Clinic - Abu Dhabi

DCA is an extremely professional firm, their work reflects current business and health care trends and solutions, they are responsive, strategic thinkers and their work is individualized to each client's challenges and opportunities. DCA establishes long term relationships and partnerships with clients and delights in the successes of each client.

Judith C. Waterston President Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Network Partners HealthCare- Boston, MA
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