News | Clinical Decision Support | September 13, 2017

National Decision Support Co. Expands Enterprise Decision Support Integration With Epic

Advisories for lab, medication, procedures and blood management are now available through NDSC's CareSelect Platform

National Decision Support Co. Expands Enterprise Decision Support Integration With Epic

September 13, 2017 — Since announcing the integration of CareSelect Imaging with Epic's enterprise electronic health record (EHR), National Decision Support Co. (NDSC) has steadily expanded the reach of its CareSelect Platform into the market. Over 225 mutual clients have adopted NDSC's foundational imaging solution to power imaging stewardship initiatives and compliance with federal legislation.

Health systems are now extending their CareSelect implementations by executing advisories and pathways to provide coverage for high-impact medications, lab ordering, procedure and clinical pathways.  Content is authored from nationally recognized sources including Choosing Wisely. The additional advisories are managed and delivered within the EHR via an open application programming interface (API) connection to NDSC's CareSelect Platform.

"It is encouraging to see that companies like NDSC have been able to create such value through a single connector," said Adam Whitlatch, a lead developer for Epic's clinical systems. "NDSC is making it more turnkey than ever before to quickly turn on world-class clinical knowledge in a health system."

The CareSelect Platform enables organizations to deliver a wide range of clinical decision support solutions through a single, dynamically data populated rule in Epic:

  • Comprehensive, high-impact advisories — Content sets now provide coverage for imaging, lab, procedure and blood management. All content is sourced from nationally-recognized medical specialty societies and delivered through the CareSelect Platform;
  • Native workflow integration — Caregivers never leave their native EHR user experience. Decision support is triggered in real-time during normal provider workflows: placing an order, admitting a patient, opening a chart, patient discharge and other appropriate points in the workflow;
  • Purpose-built benchmarking and analytics—The CareSelect Platform offers purpose-built benchmarking and analytics tools. All interactions with the decision support session are recorded and can be accessed through the NDSC tools, EHR reporting tools or published to external applications. These tools and related data elements are also leveraged to take advantage of Epic-native Cogito reporting tools such as Clarity, Reporting Workbench, Radar and BPA Cube;
  • Content curation, localization and authoring—A full suite of content curation tools is available to enable sites to adapt decision support algorithms around local best practices and pathways. These same tools allow sites to easily control business logic around when advisories are displayed, enabling multiple algorithms based on care setting, patient class and even payer criteria; and
  • Optimized delivery – NDSC offers a full suite of services to support implementation of the CareSelect Platform. NDSC analysts are authorized to perform EHR configuration and build services and collaborate with sites to support implementation. Services include build analyst services, identification and curation of local guideline needs into the platform and support for change management through engagement with the client's internal decision support and clinical teams.

The expansion of the NDSC's offerings within Epic enables customers to take an integrated approach to acquiring and implementing CareSelect within their overall EHR contracting and implementation strategy.

For more information: www.nationaldecisionsupport.com

Related Content

Life Image and Mendel.ai Bringing Artificial Intelligence to Clinical Trial Development
News | Artificial Intelligence | November 15, 2018
Life Image and Mendel.ai announced a new strategic partnership that will facilitate the adoption and enhancement of...
News | Enterprise Imaging | November 14, 2018
Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. will showcase new features and tools for the Exa Enterprise Imaging platform at...
Artificial Intelligence Predicts Alzheimer's Years Before Diagnosis
News | Neuro Imaging | November 14, 2018
Artificial intelligence (AI) technology improves the ability of brain imaging to predict Alzheimer’s disease, according...
MDW Unveils First Radiology Blockchain Platform at RSNA 2018
News | Radiology Business | November 13, 2018
Medical Diagnostic Web (MDW) will debut the first radiology blockchain platform designed to connect all players in the...
Subtle Medical Showcases Artificial Intelligence for PET, MRI Scans at RSNA 2018
News | Artificial Intelligence | November 13, 2018
At the 2018 Radiological Society of North America annual meeting (RSNA 2018), Nov. 25-30 in Chicago, Subtle Medical...
ContextVision Introduces AI-Powered Image Enhancement for Digital Radiography
Technology | Artificial Intelligence | November 09, 2018
With the integration of deep learning technology, ContextVision takes digital radiography to new levels with its latest...
Ambra Health Launches Mobile App for Instant Medical Image Access
Technology | Mobile Devices | November 09, 2018
Ambra Health announced the launch of its first iOS mobile app for healthcare providers and patient access. Designed...
Figure 1

Figure 1

Feature | Information Technology | November 09, 2018 | By Jef Williams and Laurie Lafleur
Every year in late November tens of thousands of diagnostic imaging professionals from all over the globe descend upon...
Sponsored Content | Videos | Information Technology | November 08, 2018
Deployed on Microsoft Azure, GE Healthcare’s iCenter is a secure, cloud-based tool that provides visibility to asset
MaxQ AI Receives FDA Clearance for Accipio Ix Intracranial Hemorrhage Platform
Technology | Artificial Intelligence | November 07, 2018
MaxQ AI announced that its Accipio Ix intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) detection software has received 510(k) clearance...