New England Quality Care Alliance

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New 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 physicians. 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 data. It has won several awards including one for an innovative approach to EHR implementation. 

Through 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.

Tufts 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 .

Tufts 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 treated.