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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10 most in-demand physician specialties & average base salary

Written by Rachel Pope 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. Family physicians were the most in-demand specialty for the 13th year in a row, according to physician search firm Merritt Hawkins’ annual report of […]

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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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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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Having worked with DCA on a GME engagement for a large Chicago health system, I retained DCA once again to provide GME business advisory and tactical planning services to our California health system. They assisted us with defining the affiliation agreement expectations with a FQHC and a university partner for key clinical rotations. They also provided expertise on key program elements, organizational structure, financial considerations, and faculty staffing over the 3-year Family Medicine Residency Program ramp-up. They served as a sounding board, provided expertise, and created an environment where we could learn and understand both the specific program components and ACGME and CMS requirements. DCA supplied us with the criteria and tools to evaluate our GME decisions and worked extremely well with our leadership team.

Roberta Luskin-Hawk, MD Chief Executive Providence St. Joseph Health Eureka, CA