WHAT WE DO

Founded in 2005 by Tufts Medical Center and Primary Care LLC, NEQCA is a partnership of community and academic physicians dedicated to providing comprehensive, innovative, high quality and affordable health care that brings value to their patients and communities. NEQCA’s more than 1,700 affiliated physicians are organized into 13 groups called local care organizations across eastern Massachusetts. NEQCA physicians proudly refer patients to their colleagues at Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children when complex care is required.

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QUADRUPLE AIM FOR EXCELLENCE


  1. Better Health

    At the heart of NEQCA’s efforts is the Quadruple Aim initiative, a concept developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) to support healthcare providers to deliver the best care for a population while tightly managing limited healthcare resources and dollars.

  2. Better Care

    Inherent to the Quadruple Aim approach is the concept of Treating the Future,SM where NEQCA physicians work with their patients’ lifestyle choices and disease management practices to prevent diseases and complications, effectively improving their health and quality of life into the future.

  3. Lower Cost

    NEQCA has positioned itself as a value-driven network, delivering high quality and lower cost care. The network has many years of experience managing medical expense (utilization and costs), identifying opportunities and solutions for optimizing efficiency of quality local care.

  4. Higher Clinician Satisfaction

    NEQCA is committed to improving the work life balance of our physicians by reducing administrative burdens and developing new programs to address these challenges.


OUR MISSION AND VISION

Our Vision

Mission

NEQCA is a partnership of community and academic physicians dedicated to providing comprehensive, innovative, high quality, and affordable health care that brings value to their patients and the community, and expands the teaching and research mission of Tufts Medical Center.

Vision

NEQCA’s strategic vision is to be the preferred physician network in the region. With a focus on fostering relationships with community hospitals, and enabling community and academic physicians to thrive in a data-driven environment, NEQCA seeks to be a leader in the delivery of innovative, high-quality, effective care.

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THE NEQCA NETWORK

Our Organization

Founded in 2005 by Tufts Medical Center and Primary Care LLC, NEQCA is a partnership of community and academic physicians dedicated to providing comprehensive, innovative, high quality and affordable health care that brings value to their patients and communities. NEQCA’s more than 1,700 affiliated physicians are organized into 13 groups called local care organizations across eastern Massachusetts. NEQCA physicians proudly refer patients to their colleagues at Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children when complex care is required.

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Governance

The majority of NEQCA’s Board of Trustees seats are held by community physicians. The Board also includes a community hospital seat and an independent seat to ensure the inclusion of crucial voices in discussions.

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NEQCA EXECUTIVE TEAM

  • President & Chief Executive Officer

    Dr. Joseph Frolkis

    MD, PhD
  • Jatin Dave

    Chief Medical Officer

    Jatin K. Dave

    MD, MPH
  • Chief Operating Officer

    Meg Costello

    MS

Dr. Joseph Frolkis is the President and Chief Executive Officer of New England Quality Care Alliance (NEQCA). Before joining NEQCA, Dr. Frolkis served as Director of Primary Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. There, his work focused on developing and implementing a team-based model of primary care, pragmatic programs in population health and an effective approach to primary care – specialty care coordination.

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In 2016, Dr. Jatin Dave joined New England Quality Care Alliance as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Dave is an internist and geriatrician with more than 12 years of diverse health care experience in clinical, academic and managed care settings. He is board certified in internal medicine, geriatrics and hospice and palliative care. 

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Meg Costello joined NEQCA in 2015 as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Meg is responsible for both internal operations and Network Operations in support of NEQCA’s Quadruple Aim goals of better health, better patient care, lower cost and enhanced provider professional satisfaction. Prior to joining NEQCA, Meg served as Vice President of Operations, Population Management at Partners Healthcare. 

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"NEQCA is the regional network where the doctor still matters." - Michele Crage, President, Highland Healthcare Associates, Inc.

Join a network that provides an opportunity for physicians to work together to improve and respond most effectively to changes in the delivery of health care, while maintaining control of their practices.

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