CareSelect Lab offers clinicians enhanced guidance to ensure order appropriateness, manage utilization, and assist with specialty testing.
NDSC’s CareSelect Lab solution enables health systems of any size to create meaningful impact and ensure appropriate laboratory ordering. CareSelect Lab offers broad test coverage ranging from low cost daily labs to rapidly changing and high cost molecular and genetic tests to support health systems varying laboratory needs from end-to-end. The clinical guidance is based on more 1,500 best-practice guidelines authored by Mayo Clinic physicians, scientists, and allied health staff, and it’s based on proven care models from Mayo’s renowned multidisciplinary, integrated clinical practice.
The current lab solution addresses common areas of laboratory misutilization that include:
- Reducing clinically redundant or duplicative tests
- Aligning genetic test ordering with Genetic Counselor algorithms
- Displaying cost information for high-cost tests
- Suggesting superior tests to outdated
- Educating providers when over-the-counter meds compromise testing accuracy
- Clarifying confusing test names (e.g., creatine vs. creatinine)
Repeat testing is a common area of over use. The average 500-bed hospital performs over $750,000 worth of clinically redundant and duplicative tests annually. Combined, CareSelect Lab utilization modules can mitigate up to $1.1 million in waste derived from lab testing each year.
NDSC’s ongoing relationship with Mayo Clinic fostered the creation of additional guidelines for lab to deliver guidance for an expanded range of difficult and uncommon clinical scenarios. Additional clinical guidelines assist providers to order appropriate specialty tests vital to the correct diagnosis of a complex condition or disease. With the rapid pace of innovation in specialty tests and the commensurate costs, even expert sub-specialized pathologists benefit from clinical decision support to illuminate the fringes of medical knowledge.
The last arm of the expansion of Mayo and NDSC’s lab CDS partnership enables health systems to improve their patient blood management programs through CDS and analytics. At the core of the content are the AABB and SABM guidelines focusing on red blood cell, platelet, and plasma guidelines. Mayo Clinic’s Transfusion Medicine and Anesthesiology departments refined those guidelines and authored expanded guidelines for cryoprecipitate, anemia management, and coagulation management.
Maximize Impact with End-to-End Decision Support and Services
With years of experience guiding the physician decision making workflow, NDSC can inform leadership with data-driven insights to identify, benchmark, and target high-priority clinical areas to foster dynamic intervention programs and create measurable clinical and financial change.
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