DCA’s health system clients average in size from $2.0-$7.0 billion in annual revenues, and the organizations manage about 50-1,500 studies concurrently, depending on their size and stage of maturity.

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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.

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Medical Education

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

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

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9 physician specialties see jump in compensation

Written by Megan Knowles Physicians in nine specialties saw increases in total cash compensation from 2017 to 2018, with those specializing in general cardiology seeing the biggest jump in pay, according to a survey from SullivanCotter. The survey includes data on nearly 167,000 individual physicians and advanced practice providers, with nearly 750 participating hospitals, health systems […]

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CMS Final Rule Expands Flexibility for Sharing FTE Slots

H. Guy Collier Emily J. Cook Drew Elizabeth McCormick Summary The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has historically prohibited “new” teaching hospitals from sharing graduate medical education (GME) full time equivalent (FTE) slots with another hospital under a GME affiliation agreement. In the fiscal year (FY) 2019 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) proposed rule, CMS proposed […]

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Longer resident shifts don’t threaten patient safety, study finds

Written by Anuja Vaidya A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine examined whether long shifts during medical residencies adversely affect patient safety. Researchers conducted a trial involving 63 internal medicine residency programs during the 2015-16 academic year. The programs were randomized into two groups — one which adopted the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s standard […]

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Lee Health, a large community-based health system with hospitals in Southwest Florida, engaged DCA to provide an enterprise-wide Graduate Medical Education Business and Cultural Assessment to inform future physician workforce planning decisions. They worked directly with Board Members, corporate and hospital executives, physician and nursing leaders to provide a comprehensive assessment of our current GME capabilities. Their work involved physician and management meetings on multiple campuses. They provided clinically relevant content and uniquely customized analytics, resulting in an options analysis for program development. The five-month engagement culminated in a presentation to executive and key hospital leadership that set forth pre-strategy options and potential organizational financial impact.

Scott D. Nygaard, MD Chief Operating and Clinical Officer Lee Health