Medicalis Announces Agreement with National Decision Support Company

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Medicalis to Offer Customers Access to ACR Select for Immediate Digital Access to American College of Radiology Imaging Guidelines

This supports one of our key commitments in assisting our customers in their ongoing efforts to offer the highest quality of care to patients

Medicalis, a provider of information-driven clinical, workflow and quality healthcare software, announced at the Radiology Society of North America (RSNA) annual conference, being held November 25-29, 2012 in Chicago, it has signed an agreement with the National Decision Support Company (NDSC). Under the agreement, Medicalis Solutions customers will be able to access ACR Select, the digitally consumable version of American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria®, for imaging from their local workstations.

“Through our relationship with NDSC, we will be able to provide our customers with ready access to these important guidelines within the Medicalis CDS platform,” said Oran Muduroglu, president and CEO, Medicalis. "The Medicalis CDS platform allows our customers the ability to configure the delivery of clinical content across the enterprise and have access to analytics and reporting to manage the ongoing process of delivering content. This supports one of our key commitments in assisting our customers in their ongoing efforts to offer the highest quality of care to patients. We look forward to our relationship with this key contributor.”

ACR Select represents a “national standard” with imaging topics that have been developed by expert panels of physicians from different medical specialties under the guidance of the ACR. NDSC is the exclusive licensing agent of the ACR AC and provides technical delivery and support of the guidelines through the company’s ACR Select platform.

“ACR Select assists physicians and other providers in making the most appropriate imaging or treatment decision for a specific clinical condition,” said Michael Mardini, founder and CEO, NDCS. “It can be incorporated into computerized test ordering and a wide variety of electronic health systems to guide providers at the point-of-order. We are pleased to have Medicalis join us in such a critical endeavor.”

About National Decision Support Company (NDCS) and ACR Select

National Decision Support Company (NDSC) is the exclusive distributor of national standards clinical decision support (CDS) imaging guidelines. NDSC provides the technical platform, support, and licensing of digitally consumable CDS that continuously educates providers regarding the latest evidence-based approach to medicine without disrupting the doctor-patient relationship or delaying needed care. ACR Select, provided by National Decision Support Company, is the complete web service version of American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria® (AC). For more information about ACR Select, visit http://www.acrselect.org.

About Medicalis

Medicalis, headquartered in San Francisco, was founded in 1999 in partnership with Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The company provides information-driven clinical and workflow solutions that enable the delivery of higher quality care at a lower cost. Medicalis’ broad range of offerings empowers providers and physician groups to work collaboratively within a transparent system to efficiently improve quality and economic outcomes in healthcare delivery. The company has invested over $30M in the development of its integrated clinical workflow platform. For more information about Medicalis, please visit: http://www.medicalis.com

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