Improve patient care, minimize inappropriate orders & reduce cost

CareSelect decision support solutions deliver real-time, actionable guidance at the point of order to minimize inappropriate ordering, improve population health and reduce organization cost.

NDSC's comprehensive family of decision support criteria sets are sourced from leading Medical Specialty Societies including the American College of Radiology, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Choosing Wisely, and more.

CareSelect powers the most effective decision support programs nationwide - enabling health systems to ensure quality patient care and responsibly reduce cost.

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Market Validated Decision Support

Trusted by leading EMR vendors and over 150+ Health Systems including 1000+ discrete acute care facilities covering 75% of the US population. The CareSelect Criteria Management and Delivery Platform processes over 2.25 million decision support interactions every month.

NDSC integrates its CareSelect solutions exclusively
into Certified EHR applications (CEHRT)
Epic Cerner McKesson
Meditech Allscripts NextGen

Gold Standard, Evidence Based Criteria

CareSelect criteria sets represent the highest quality, most comprehensive, evidence based decision support criteria. NDSC’s relationships with leading medical specialty societies ensure that CareSelect guidelines provide the most accurate and comprehensive decision support solution on the market.

When combined with the years of experience working with major EMR vendors to refine the point of order integration CareSelect criteria sets improve population health, reduce variations and gaps in care and facilitate enterprise wide cost reductions.


Manage imaging utilization and automate authorizations with CareSelect Imaging

ACR Appropriateness Criteria (ACRselect)

ACRselect is a comprehensive national standards clinical decision support database comprising over 3,000 clinical scenarios and 15,000 criteria that provides evidence-based decision support for the appropriate utilization of all medical imaging procedures. More than 300 volunteer physicians, representing more than 20 radiology and non-radiology specialty organizations, participate on the ACR AC expert panels, continuously updating these nationally transparent guidelines, and providing real-time access to the latest medical imaging decision support. National Decision Support Company is the exclusive licensing agent for ACR AC.
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American College of Cardiology

Appropriate Use Criteria for cardiovascular-based imaging published by the American College of Cardiology along with key specialty and subspecialty societies delivered within CareSelect Imaging.
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National Comprehensive Cancer Network

The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) are comprised of recommendations for the prevention, diagnosis, and management of malignancies across the continuum of care. The NCCN Guidelines currently apply to more than 97% of patients living with cancer in the United States. The NCCN Guidelines incorporate real-time updates in keeping with the rapid advancements in the field of cancer research and management. Specific NCCN Guidelines have also been developed for cancer screening and prevention, as well as for supportive care issues important to the management of patients with cancer. The NCCN Guidelines are intended to assist all individuals who impact the decision making in cancer care including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, payers, patients and their families, and many others. The development of the NCCN Guidelines is an ongoing and iterative process, which is based on a critical review of the best available evidence and derivation of recommendations by a multidisciplinary panel of experts in the field of cancer.
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Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), is a nonprofit scientific and professional organization that promotes the science, technology and practical application of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. The SNMMI Appropriate Use Criteria strives to unify, advance and optimizing molecular imaging, with an ultimate goal of improving human health. SNMMI follows a balanced multidisciplinary approach to guidance development by including various stakeholders in the development process.
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Jump start your CDS program with CareSelect Choosing Wisely®+

Choosing Wisely®

In 2012 the ABIM Foundation launched Choosing Wisely® with a goal of advancing a national dialogue on avoiding wasteful or unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures.

Choosing Wisely centers around conversations between providers and patients informed by the evidence-based recommendations of “Things Providers and Patients Should Question.” More than 70 specialty society partners have released recommendations with the intention of facilitating wise decisions about the most appropriate care based on a patients’ individual situation.

The Number Needed to Treat

The NNT is a framework and rating systerm to evaluate therapies based on their patient-important benefits and harms as well as a system to evaluate diagnostics by patient sign, symptom, lab test or study. Evaluations are based on only the highest quality, evidence-based, un-biased studies including the Cochrane Reviews.


Implement evidence based medicine into you Lab ordering with CareSelect Lab

CareSelect Lab is able to provide decision support for high cost lab test by evaluating the disease and the disease state. The guidelines include recommendations for the diagnosis and management of over 400 diseases and display appropriateness information for the lab test being ordered and alternate test(s) for the provider to consider.

For high volume / low cost lab tests, CareSelect Lab provides configurable business logic in order to improve the appropriateness and accuracy of lab orders. These business rules consider past lab tests ordered for that patient and/or specifics on setting in which the lab test should be performed.


Control medication costs and comply with medication management regulations with CareSelect Medication

CareSelect Medication improves patient outcomes and lowers medication related costs by delivering nationally recognized criteria sets and improving price transparency directly in the ordering workflow. CareSelect Medication also improves population health by allowing health systems to comply with regulations surrounding opiate prescription practices.

Improve price transparency during the ordering workflow

Outpatient based upon payer - Inpatient based upon customer specific formulary cost
Drug replacement alerts

Guide providers when ordering specialty medications

Examples: rheumatoid arthritis management, Abilify
Beers criteria for inappropriate medication use in older adults

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