Andover, MA (PRWEB) November 12, 2013
National Decision Support Company’s (NDSC) company earned the title of Best New Radiology Vendor in the annual AuntMinnie.com awards.
The company’s flagship product, ACR Select, is changing the way physicians order medical imaging exams, drastically improving patient care and saving millions of dollars in the process. This powerful solution offers ordering physicians guidance in selecting the most effective medical imaging procedures for their patients.
Through an exclusive relationship with the American College of Radiology (ACR), NDSC utilizes the ACR Appropriateness Criteria® to determine the imaging procedures that are most suited for each patient and their unique set of symptoms—all based on years of extensive and ongoing research by leading experts in medicine. As physicians input the patients indications, or symptoms, ACR Select uses these ‘national standard’ imaging guidelines to provide a ‘score’ for possible scans and tests. The evidence-based criteria are continuously updated based on feedback from the imaging community.
"This award is reflective of the positive market feedback we have received about our strategy," said Michael Mardini, CEO, NDSC. "It only serves to validate our approach and reinforce how ACR Select can positively impact patient care through appropriate imaging. We are grateful for this recognition."
In addition to guiding ordering physicians, ACR Select allows radiologists to re-define their role as the authority on the medical imaging process. ACR Select enables the ordering physician to consult with a radiologist if the symptoms do not clearly indicate a proper course of action.
"This is an incredibly powerful enabling tool that showcases how imaging can help improve patient care, as opposed to simply focusing on utilization management," said Bob Cooke, VP of marketing, NDSC. "We are demonstrating that by using content we can drive imaging to a more appropriate level and help radiologists establish their role in the care cycle."
NDSC also received second place in the Best New Radiology Software category for ACR Select, which will be showcased at the annual Radiological Society of North America conference at booth #1748, December 1-5, 2013 in Chicago, IL.
About National Decision Support Company
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. For more information, visit http://www.NationalDecisionSupport.com.
About ACR Select
ACR Select, provided by National Decision Support Company, is the complete web service version of American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria® (AC). ACR AC is a comprehensive national standards clinical decision support database that provides evidence-based guidance 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 procedure guidance. The ACR Select platform can be easily integrated with computerized ordering and electronic health record (EHR) systems so healthcare organizations can effortlessly consume ACR AC guidelines and ensure that the right patient gets the right scan for the right indication. For more information, visit http://www.ACRselect.org.