Welcoming DVACO’s New Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mark Angelo.

Delaware Valley ACO is fortunate to have Mark Angelo, M.D. joining us as Chief Medical Officer and his timing could not be better. With the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (“CMS”) announcing challenging new models for its Medicare Shared Savings Program (“MSSP”) and deeper engagement with commercial payers in our future, Mark is taking the clinical reins of the organization at a pivotal point. Fortunately, he comes well prepared for the tasks ahead. He joins DVACO from Cooper University Health Care where he served in many roles, including Medical Director for Population Health and as Chief Executive Officer of the AllCare Health Alliance ACO. He will manage all activities of the DVACO clinical team including quality, care coordination, population health pharmacy, post-acute strategy, clinical integration and practice transformation. For more from Dr. Angelo, including a blog post about practice transformation and the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (“AWV”), click...

IT Database-Cloud Admin

JOB SUMMARY: Maintains and optimizes the Microsoft Azure infrastructure for the DVACO including virtual servers, databases and other cloud based applications that support Operations and Analytics functions for the DVACO. Works with external payers and venders to support monthly claims and roster loads that feed DVACO analytics platform. Maintain databases, views, ETL functions and stored procedures in conjunction with Operations and Analytics teams. Configures, maintains, recovers, and insures the performance of Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) on multiple database platforms. Essential Accountabilities: Azure Cloud Ensures Azure cloud configuration meets MLH IT security policies Optimizes Azure cloud infrastructure while balancing budgetary considerations Maintains Azure server infrastructure Monitors server and application performance Creates and tests disaster recovery plans Maintains SFTP endpoints Monitors Azure Download and Upload performance Assists the development of appropriate testing methodology and migration paths for implementing changes RDBMS Administration and Development Configures, maintains, and insures performance of RDBMS applications Designs and implements new physical RDBMS structures (i.e., tables and views) Analyzes, optimizes and documents any customized RDBMS structures (i.e., tables and views) Insures recoverability of databases Diagnoses and resolves RDBMS outages and failures Documents all configurations in writing Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) and Automation Manages data feeds to and from Azure cloud Transforms and loads data sets into RDBMS structures Develops validation routines on data sets Ensures accuracy of loads and extracts Automates operations within the Azure cloud wherever possible Primary Customers or Key Working Relationships: DVACO Operations and DVACO Analytics Staff QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science is preferred. Experience: Expertise with the following functions demonstrated by at least (x) years experience: Maintenance, recoverability...

Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization recipient of the National Association of ACOs Innovation Award

The Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization (DVACO) has been presented with an Innovation Award by the National Association of ACOs for post-acute strategy. The award recognizes accountable care organizations that develop innovative ways to transform the real world care model. Beth Souder, PT, director, Post-Acute Network, DVACO, presented the strategy at NAACOS’ fall conference on October 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. A large percentage of patients’ care occurs in post-acute environments such as nursing facilities, home health and hospice and outpatient rehab therapy. The care provided in these environments demonstrates high variability in both quality and cost outcomes. The DVACO developed methods to measure both quality and cost outcomes (value) in post-acute care, and then defined high-value partners and effective strategies, which is a critical factor to success for any population health/value-based care endeavor. “We were proud to receive this award which recognized our use of data to develop post-acute strategy and ultimately improve outcomes for our patients,” said Souder. Katherine Schneider, MD, president, DVACO added, “We are honored to have been recognized by NAACOS for the broad and deep changes implemented by our physicians and hospitals, supported by data, that over the past four years have improved quality and safety while reducing the total cost of skilled nursing facility spending by 25% in our Medicare population. We are excited to continue to strengthen these collaborations as more and more emphasis is placed on excellent care coordination across the continuum and the community.” The NAACO allows ACOs to work together to increase quality of care, lower costs and improve the health of their communities. Determined to create an environment...

Intern – Healthcare Data Analytics

Job Summary For the summer of 2019, the Delaware valley Accountable Care Organization (DVACO) is hiring a paid intern to support our growing health care data analytics division. This paid internship is full-time for up to 12 weeks. If you are a graduate student interested in an internship for the summer of 2019? DVACO summer internship program places diverse graduate students currently pursuing master’s degrees in data analytics or a related field in a paying summer internship opportunity. Experienced administrators serve as preceptors and mentors, providing support and career advice as well as those critical early-career connections. The intern will have the exciting opportunity to work with the DVACO Analytics team to collect, process, integrate, analyze and present data; and guidance for projects to improve clinical quality and financial success for the ACO and its participating partners. DVACO is a limited liability joint venture corporation comprised primarily of two major health systems: Jefferson Health and Main Line Health, serving the Greater Philadelphia region and southern New Jersey. DVACO was accepted into the Medicare Shared Savings Program for the 2014 start year, and now includes 2,000 physicians serving over 180,000 lives. DVACO contracts with four commercial payers and serves Medicare beneficiaries, making it the region’s largest Accountable Care Organization. At the core of operations, DVACO is committed to working towards the achievement of the triple aim: better outcomes, better experiences, and smarter spending. Our culture embraces innovation of healthcare delivery models through collaborative work with physician practices, health systems and employee wellness programs. If you are currently a graduate student in a MS, MBA, or MPH program with a focus...