At National Decision Support Company (NDSC), we understand that healthcare leaders are looking for strategic, system-wide solutions for improvement. We also understand that you need consistently reliable standards to track costs and quality.
As the leading developer of cloud-based Clinical Decision Support solutions, NDSC provides medical guidelines at the point-of-care through bi-directional integrations with the electronic health record (EHR) to influence clinician ordering, manage utilization, control costs, reduce administrative burden, and streamline data exchange.
EHR systems embedded with NDSC’s CareSelect™ platform can help organizations improve their performance. In fact, our solutions in your EHR can deliver real, tangible results:
Our proven track record offers a history of trust and leadership:
- We are trusted by the nation’s leading health providers to convey their content through our solutions. We are also the preferred vendor for EHRs including Epic and Cerner.
- We are respected for our precise advisories and implementation speed which promote physician adoption and overcome objections to other CDS that lead to misuse and inefficacy.
- The number of industry leaders that make up our client base validates our strength.
What make NDSC’s CareSelect™ so effective?
Our content is exclusive. Simply put, you will not find it anywhere else. NDSC’s robust content sets are developed and regularly updated by leading medical specialty societies and respected content sources such as the American College of Radiology and Mayo Clinic, and include guidelines from ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely®.
Our platform rapidly integrates with existing EHR infrastructure and offers:
a. Seamless integration – A native ability to adapt to the physician workflow without any disruption.
b. Precision Advisories – Physicians are tired of alerts all the time. Our platform is rules-based and provides only the right information at the right time to relieve alert-fatigue. Bad alerts are replaced with extremely precise advisories, providing data to drive significant improvements in patient care.
c. Speed to implementation – On average, it takes an IT team 6-9 months to create a new rule. CareSelect™ can load 15,000 rules in a month – making our speed to implementation ability unlike any other.
NDSC’s management services are an integral part of the program. Your dedicated implementation team and customer success team allows you access to additional value-added analytics and services that provides your management team with the data they need to pursue performance improvement measures.
CareSelect™ has system-wide potential and includes solutions for Imaging, Lab, Pharmacy, and Blood ordering. The entire suite of NDSC capabilities enables organizations to use their own assets to access and apply data gained through their CDS as a powerful change management tool. The result? Consistently reliable standards; reduced variation of care; rapid, seamless integration; and the data to improve performance. Together, these factors lead to better patient care, better population health, better provider efficiency and lower cost of care.
NDSC was recently acquired by Change Healthcare (CHC).
Over the past year-and-half, Change Healthcare’s InterQual® team has worked with NDSC to utilize its CareSelect™ technology platform to deliver InterQual content in an initiative called InterQual AutoReview™. The goal of this relationship was to streamline the utilization management and authorization processes, which today are labor intensive, redundant, and expensive.
As the working relationship progressed, we recognized synergies in culture and opportunities to further combine our technologies, strengths, and solutions to fulfill our mission of bringing evidence-based content to the point-of-care, leveraging clinical data, to improve the quality of care and control costs in healthcare.
The Change Healthcare portfolio includes assets relevant to authorization, and a footprint across the Software and Analytics division representing over 4,000 providers, 300 payers, and 2,100 payer connections. When coupled with NDSC’s provider footprint in over 350 healthcare organizations and 3000 facilities, and InterQual AutoReview, Change Healthcare will be uniquely positioned to re-invent a process which today is expensive, inefficient, and disjointed from the provider workflow.
“We like what we do – it’s important and we are proud of how well we do it and the positive impact it
creates for our customers to improve population health.” -Mike Mardini, CEO
Mike has been at the forefront of transforming healthcare information solutions through his 25 years of experience developing game-changing technology companies. Mike is widely known for his vision, innovative strategies that improve the delivery of care and for pioneering integrated speech recognition and clinical workflow solutions in the fields of radiology and pathology.
Caroline brings 20 years of operations and finance expertise to National Decision Support Company, focused on managing general business operations of the company and strategic growth initiatives. Prior to NDSC, Caroline held key strategic and founding member roles across several industry leading companies.
Bob leads our marketing and strategic development efforts and works at all levels of the organization to instill our culture and vision. Over his 30-year career, Bob has developed a track record for driving growth through technology innovation in product, technology and executive leadership roles within the healthcare informatics field.
Robert CookeMarketing and Strategy
Tom leads the product and technology teams at NDSC, ensuring that our development team delivers ground breaking technologies and that our customers are successful in use and optimization of our products. Prior to joining NDSC, Tom held several leadership roles at Epic, including product lead for the Epic RIS and management of the imaging integration R&D team which focused on integration infrastructure development.
Tom ContiProduct and Technology
Mick, leveraging his proven track record with early stage Healthcare IT companies with disruptive technology coupled with extensive international business development expertise leads business development initiatives. Prior to NDSC Mick has held key positions at several large organizations (Agfa, Siemens, and Nuance) successfully breaking into and developing new markets.
Mick BrownBusiness Development
Andrew uses his knowledge of healthcare, process improvement and EHR technologies to lead a sales team focused on changing the way organizations manage unwarranted care variation. Prior to NDSC, Andrew spent time in project management and consulting at Epic and Infor while also earning an MBA at the University of Minnesota where he focused on strategic management, entrepreneurship and the medical industry.