England Quality Care Alliance (NEQCA) is a network of more than 1,500 community
and academic physicians dedicated to providing comprehensive, innovative, high-quality
and affordable health care that brings value to its patients and communities
and expands the teaching and research mission of Tufts Medical Center. NEQCA,
an innovative collaboration originally founded in 2005, is a network of
autonomous solo and group practices, IPAs and academic physicians who work
together to improve the quality and efficiency of health care. NEQCA physicians
maintain control of their practices while recognizing that there is opportunity
to improve as the current health care environment demands.
NEQCA is a highly innovative
organization that is physician driven with over 50% of its Board community
Its overall organizational goal is to achieve the
Triple Aim, better health of the individual, better health of the population,
and controlling healthcare costs.
It has been building a “culture of
quality” for the past 6 years and is seeing the benefits with outstanding
clinical performance, outstanding contract performance, and is positioned in
the region as high quality and efficient based on publically available
It has won several awards including one for an innovative approach
to EHR implementation.
the strong alliance with Tufts Medical Center, NEQCA physicians work closely
with the world-class academic medical center in downtown Boston, Massachusetts,
home to both a full-service hospital for adults and Floating Hospital for
Children. The Medical Center is the principal teaching hospital for Tufts
University School of Medicine. Physicians are organized in LCOs and are on
staff at community hospitals throughout Eastern Massachusetts, committed to
keeping care at their local hospitals while utilizing Tufts Medical center and
the Floating Hospital for Children when tertiary care is required.
Medical Center is the principal teaching hospital for Tufts University School
of Medicine and offers outstanding patient care to both
adults and children, teach generations of future physicians
the most advanced medical science and break new ground with ongoing, innovative research .
Medical Center is an academic medical center unlike any other. We have offered
the highest level of academic medicine and research for over 200 years, but
never forget that at the heart of every treatment, every innovation and every
research discovery, is our patients and their families. While we offer big
services like heart transplants and trauma care, but we never forget that it is
the little things that really make a difference for our physicians, our
patients and their families. Each and every employee at Tufts Medical Center
lives our goal, to treat every patient as we would want our own families to be