National Decision Support Company and TransformativeMed Partner for Cerner Integration

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Integration with Cerner EMR Delivers Safer, More Cost-Effective Medical Imaging

National Decision Support Company (NDSC) has entered into an agreement with TransformativeMed, a publisher of EMR-connected smart health apps, to provide seamless integration of ACR Select into Cerner Millennium as part of it’s Smart Medicine portfolio. ACR Select’s clinical content provides structured reasons for radiology procedures at the point-of-order and guides clinicians to the most appropriate imaging orders based on American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria®.

TransformativeMed’s integration capability enables physicians to utilize the ACR Select decision support content within their existing PowerChart ordering workflow. “Integration of imaging guidelines at the point-of-order, directly within the EMR workflow is a cornerstone to improving the quality of imaging orders,” said Bob Cooke, VP of Marketing, NDSC. “TransformativeMed’s solution provides an optimal experience with our content and Cerner’s EMR.”

TransformativeMed has been successfully providing best-in-class healthcare apps for years. “We enable better care by connecting innovative and impactful solutions to the clinical data and workflow that is otherwise locked inside the EMR. We are excited to offer the ability for Cerner users to access ACR Select,” said David Stone, CEO of TransformativeMed.

TransformativeMed will leverage the company’s extensive experience with Cerner’s Application Programming Interfaces (API’s) to provide the best-possible decision support workflow for physicians, including integrated analytics, in order to maximize the impact of ACR Select content. “We are pleased to be working with TransformativeMed,” said Michael Mardini, CEO, NDSC. “This new relationship allows us to continue our world-changing mission of delivering ‘smart medicine’ through broad access to ‘national standard’ imaging guidelines.”

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 provide 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.

About TransformativeMed
TransformativeMed is driving a revolution in health information technology by seamlessly linking healthcare software applications to healthcare data and physician workflow. By enabling complete and easy integration with EMRs, TransformativeMed makes smart health apps possible. We partner with research institutions and cutting-edge developers to provide innovative clinical applications, including our Smart Handoffs and Smart Glucose solutions. For more information, visit http://www.TransformativeMed.com.

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