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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United States: Resident Rotator Bill Voted Out Of Ways & Means Committee: Next Step, Consideration By The Full House Of Representatives

The Ways & Means Committee of the US House of Representatives on June 26 reported out favorably for consideration by the full chamber a bipartisan bill containing provisions that would help hospitals whose per resident amounts (PRAs) and caps were inadvertently established by small numbers of resident rotators. At a markup session yesterday, the committee […]

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At its September 2019 meeting, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC, or the Commission) discussed potential changes to the Indirect Medical Education (IME) program, which supports patient care and resident training at teaching hospitals. On behalf of our nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations, our clinician partners – including more […]

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RECRUITMENT CHALLENGES prompt new wave of innovation for U.S. HOSPITALS

Interviewees Craig Garthwaite Professor of Strategy and Co-director of the Health Enterprise Management Program, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University Julie Hill Recruitment Coordinator, Tidelands Health, and President, National Association for Health Care Recruitment Manisha Jain Senior Associate Director, Wharton MBA Career Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania John Lacy, CHRO Baylor Scott & White […]

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DCA was retained by AMITA Health to assess the need to integrate/combine same specialty ACGME Residency Programs that were sponsored by separate AMITA hospitals. These Programs appeared to be highly competitive in their resident recruitment, financially and resident retention challenged, and philosophically different from the Corporate Mission. The process was weighted heavily on input from both hospital campuses, focus groups participation, survey and interview analytics, MEC and medical staff involvement, and an alternatives and financial impact analysis.

The professional comportment of the DCA Team and their demonstrated core expertise provided confidence to those involved that the knowledge and experience was “in the room” and yet the elasticity in the process was informed by careful listening. We knew the DCA Team was tasked with a difficult engagement. They came prepared, facilitated meetings with structure, fact, and opinion, and provided unparalleled survey and financial analytics. This process brought rigor, reliability, and reality to strategic direction recommended for the integration of our Programs.

Simultaneously, DCA was asked to assist in restructuring recommendations for the Division of Academic Medicine. This conversation resulted from organizational changes and needs that emerged from recent Corporate merger activity. Academic Medicine required a new direction that would be aligned with System service lines and the need for specialty and subspecialty physicians.

We valued DCA’s in-depth knowledge and expertise in not only the program, operational, and financial components of Graduate Medical Education but the inextricably linked accrediting association and federal funding agency otherwise known as ACGME and CMS. DCA’s experience enables client work product customization that is content specific, personalized, and scalable for each system and each market.

Since 2010, DCA built a long-standing relationship with the AMITA hospitals in the provision of GME and Research strategic, operational, and financial advisory services. DCA has now become an invaluable resource to the larger merged entity of AMITA Health and continues to provide expert advice and direction to our emerging Academic Medicine Division.

Matthew Brown, MD Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer AMITA Health – Chicago, IL