We Are The Physicians' Network
Our Network was formed by envisioning what it would take to create a distinctively different population health enterprise. We built upon the legacy of two long-standing, high-performing organizations – Lowell General Physician Hospital Organization and New England Quality Care Alliance (NEQCA) to launch a new Network that is well-positioned for future success.
Mission and Vision
Our Network’s mission is to bring together private practice and employed physicians, community-based and academic care providers, and primary care and specialists to improve care and reduce costs for defined populations.
Our vision is to make the communities we serve healthier. We aspire to have our aligned physicians experience greater professional and personal satisfaction because we effectively manage outcomes and cost in value-based contracts, and we deliver distinctive care experiences that drive volume-based growth in our markets.
A Physician-Led Enterprise
Our Clinically Integrated Network is governed by a 12-person Board comprising eight practicing primary care and specialty physicians. Four other Trustees include a Wellforce hospital representative, an independent Trustee, and Wellforce’s Chief Physician Executive and Clinically Integrated Network President as ex officio members.
Central Planning, Local Decision-Making
Our Network sets an enterprise agenda for managing populations in value-based contracts, establishes performance goals, and designs best-practice systems.
Our Regional Clinical Councils develop strategies to organize local care teams to effectively manage populations and drive growth in geographic markets. Each Council convenes care teams from across the continuum to improve performance through activities such as unblinded peer-review of data, clinical care model design and clinical and cost performance monitoring. Councils are responsible for:
- Monitoring quality and cost, identifying gaps in the care continuum and addressing underperformance
- Defining strategies to address clinical under-performance and closing gaps in the continuum of care
- Reporting and managing financial performance in the regions and aligning resource allocations to Network goals