Total health care expenditures in the U.S. are approaching $3 trillion per year, comprising 18% of GDP. Per person, the U.S. spends 2.5 times the OECD average for health care, yet the WHO ranks the U.S. health care system 37th in terms of disability-adjusted life expectancy, speed of service, protection of privacy, quality of amenities, and fair financial contribution—tying it with Costa Rica and just ahead of Slovenia and Cuba.

Many agree something has to change.

Your institution is probably like most in having a slew of programs in progress: to transition to team-based care, to improve the quality of care, to improve caregiver engagement and patient satisfaction. But how to understand which programs have the greatest value, and how to manage their implementation to assure you realize it?

DAA brings deep experience helping value, create, and validate meaningful change in health care institutions large and small. We’ve been through safe patient mobilization, physician and staff wellness, and creating a NASA-style “mission control center” to name a few.

Whether your institution’s strategic agenda is focused on internal programs or acquisitions (or both!), we can help understand and increase the value of your strategy and show you how to track and validate it to assure it achieves its potential.


Big Uncertainty

Sure: health care is going through major changes, driven by much more than the Affordable Care Act. Worried about becoming an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) or what kind of care you should invest in? We can help you sort that out. 

Hospital Operations Center

This simulation shows one of the most exciting innovations coming to health care: introducing a mission-control type operations center. Interested in learning what it is and how it could help you? We're in the middle of developing it for a number of organizations. Yes, this part really is rocket science. 

Patients and Staff

Your organization is no doubt all over patient quality and safety, patient satisfaction, caregiver safety and engagement. Want to understand which programs could have the largest potential impact on these, what the return on investment (ROI) is and how you validate program value? We're all over that. 


Buying or Building a Hospital?

It's a big decision—probably the biggest one your organization makes. Wouldn't it be great to understand the total value potential and the key risks before you write the check? We can do that.