Expansion is driven by new EMR partnerships and new capabilities focused on payers and health plans
Madison, WI (February 21, 2017) – National Decision Support Company (NDSC) announces the expansion of its client base to include more than 250 Healthcare Provider Systems, representing over 2000 facilities. This steady growth is driven by expanded strengthened EMR partnerships and innovative new technology and applications.
NDSC’s solutions are widely adopted and in use across the entire healthcare provider market in all 50 states. Organizations ranging from large, multi-state, integrated delivery networks to standalone ambulatory care settings, trust NDSC’s CareSelect™ platform to manage and track the actionable delivery of thousands of evidence-based guidelines within the EMR. These guidelines help organizations comply with regulatory requirements, benchmark and reduce variations in care with the goal of improving care, reducing costs and streamlining communications between providers and payers.
The company has expanded its range of EMR partnerships, adding to its existing relationships with Epic and Cerner. EMR vendors including MEDITECH, McKesson, Allscripts®, and NextGen® Healthcare now offer NDSC solutions to their customers to deliver real-time, actionable feedback on a range of clinical topics, including imaging appropriateness.
“It’s not enough to create a digital copy of a guideline — our growth is founded on our unique competence to convert clinical and business guidelines into actionable EMR integrated intelligence,” said Michael Mardini, CEO of NDSC. “Effective EMR delivery requires an in-depth understanding of the user interface, workflow and available data to drive the decision. The delivery of properly designed workflows that solve clinical, business and process problems, is the key driver to reducing waste in healthcare costs today.”
CareSelect includes robust authoring tools that are used by NDSC clinical experts to create solutions that cover Imaging, Pharmacy, Lab, and Blood ordering. The company delivers a baseline library of high impact guidelines that are used by healthcare providers as a foundation to create and manage in house decision support programs and power advisories delivered in the native EMR.
Through thoughtful design and close cooperation with the EMR vendor community, the NDSC content management platform has been designed to streamline and improve the EMR experience without taking the user out of their native EMR application. NDSC embraces the market investment and adoption of EMR technology and aligned the CareSelect platform to help close the gap in the delivery of clinical intelligence to drive improvements in care and streamline manual processes.
“Our competencies have earned us the trust of our EMR partners and customers alike. Our solutions help to re-define how data is exchanged between providers, payers and the resources tasked with ensuring compliance and payments,” said Mardini. “It’s a natural evolution to extend our offerings to automate outdated business processes required to ensure compliance and payment. The same skill set in guideline management, EMR workflow, data extraction and calculation to solve clinical problems are at the foundation of our new offerings focused on solving business problems and streamlined payer/provider communication.”
National Decision Support Company is located at HIMSS 2017 booth #3492.
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About National Decision Support Company
National Decision Support Company provides enterprise wide Clinical Decision Support solutions that enable more efficient and appropriate care, improve population health, and save money. Our CareSelect technology platform converts published guidelines from credible, compliant content sources into actionable decision support criteria delivered directly into the EMR workflow
NDSC’s CareSelect solutions expand on the company’s foundational imaging decision support platform to cover imaging, laboratory, medication and blood ordering. CareSelect solutions leverage NDSC’s content management and delivery platform to allow healthcare providers to access a rich library of actionable Appropriate Use Criteria, helping manage utilization, deliver complex care pathways and automate administratively burdensome processes such as prior authorizations.
Bob Cooke – VP of Marketing, NDSC