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A team of over 30 SPR experts reviewed each ACR Select topic to incorporate age and gender specific Pediatric indications. Led by Dr. Marta Hernanz-Shulman with guidance from Dr. Mike Bettmann, Chair of the ACR's Rapid Response Team, the experts developed AUC that cover 374 Pediatric Specific indications and 376 exams that cover 2912 clinical end points for pediatric imaging. "With the contributions of the Pediatric Radiology experts working with Dr. Hernanz-Schulman, we have gone from a limited set of a little over 100 indications to a vastly expanded set of nearly 400 indications for the pediatric population," said Dr. Michael Bettmann, MD, FACR. "That is not everything, but we have made a giant step in guiding the use of imaging in children and that is why I am excited. This simply has not existed for children before." "Children are more sensitive to radiation and they will live longer and therefore have a chance to have more studies, so you don't want to radiate unnecessarily," said Dr. Marta Hernanz-Schulman, MD, FAAP FACR, Medical Director, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. "Selecting the best imaging test can be a complex process, particularly in Pediatrics. We have responsibility to support physicians in making the best decisions." The SPR AUC consider patient age and ionizing radiation exposure in the guidance to ensure pediatric patients do not receive unnecessary ionizing radiation. The pediatric age range varies on different topics where alternative recommendations are made. When delivered through CareSelect Imaging, these new indications now address the clinical setting as well as patient age and gender, so that the system displays the relevant guidance for the patient. CareSelect Imaging currently contains AUC sets from multiple PAMA-qualified Provider Led Entities including the American College of Radiology (ACR Select), the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. The Pediatric AUC will be delivered with all future ACR Select content versions at no additional fee. National Decision Support Company will be at the 2017 SPR Annual Meeting in Booth #11. Stop by and talk with our team about how you can get started with the new pediatric content set. About National Decision Support Company National Decision Support Company delivers enterprise-wide Clinical Decision Support solutions that enable more appropriate care, improve population health, and reduce cost. NDSC's CareSelect Imaging™ converts published guidelines into actionable criteria that is delivered directly into the EMR workflow. Criteria covers adult and pediatric patient populations featuring guidelines sourced directly from the Society for Pediatric Radiology. For more information, visit www.nationaldecisionsupport.com. About CareSelect Imaging™ CareSelect Imaging expands on NDSC's foundational ACR Select™ solution to deliver a comprehensive range of Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for diagnostic imaging in both adult and pediatric patient populations. AUC is sourced from a growing list of qualified Provider Led Entities (qPLE), including the American College of Radiology, the American College of Cardiology, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® and the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging to ensure compliance with the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA). To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/society-for-pediatric-radiology-spr-experts-extend-acr-select-to-cover-pediatric-imaging-indications-and-exams-300458872.html


Radiologists at the Baylor College of Medicine recognized that current medical education curricula lack evidence-based guidance regarding imaging appropriateness and cost. Through a partnership with the American College of Radiology and National Decision Support Company, radiologists at Baylor drove the create of Radiology-TEACHES. Spearheaded by Dr. Marc H. Willis, DO, associate professor of radiology and associate chair for quality improvement at Baylor, Radiology-TEACHES is an education portal designed to improve a learner's knowledge of the appropriateness criteria, patient care, and cost of medical care. "The goal of Radiology-TEACHES is to prepare current and future medical providers to deliver high-value health care by decreasing waste and increasing patient safety through improved imaging utilization, as outlined in health care's Triple Aim," said Dr. Willis, "The platform provides a simulated education environment that is flexible and scalable. It can be used across a wide spectrum — from individual learners to inter-professional teams — ensuring patients receive the best care possible. That's something we should all be focused on as we transition from volume to value-based care." Through the Radiology-TEACHES initiative, NDSC and the ACR are providing practical educational and support tools for healthcare providers beginning at the earliest point in their careers to help understand the economic and clinical benefits of appropriate imaging. "Connecting to ACR Select was essential to give students access to evidence-based appropriateness criteria, information about how to order contrast, relative radiation dose data, and a cost range for different imaging exams," said Dr.Willis. For more information about Radiology-TEACHES visit: https://www.acr.org/Advocacy/Informatics/Radiology-TEACHES About National Decision Support Company National Decision Support Company delivers enterprise-wide Clinical Decision Support solutions that enable more appropriate care, improve population health, and reduce cost. NDSC's CareSelect Imaging™ converts published guidelines into actionable criteria that is delivered directly into the EMR workflow. Criteria covers adult and pediatric patient populations featuring guidelines sourced directly from the Society for Pediatric Radiology. For more information, visit www.nationaldecisionsupport.com. About CareSelect Imaging™ CareSelect Imaging expands on NDSC's foundational ACR Select™ solution to deliver a comprehensive range of Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for diagnostic imaging in both adult and pediatric patient populations. AUC is sourced from a growing list of qualified Provider Led Entities (qPLE), including the American College of Radiology, the American College of Cardiology, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® and the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging to ensure compliance with the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA). To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/american-college-of-radiologys-radiology-teaches-initiative-powered-by-national-decision-support-companys-acr-select-integration-wins-abim-foundation-creating-value-challenge-300461458.html


IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:QSII) today proudly announced its agreement with National Decision Support Company (NDSC) to deliver a no fee version of its CareSelectTM Imaging solution, known as ACR Select™ Basic, to enable compliance with the requirements of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA), its associated AUC consultation requirements, and enable value-based imaging. NextGen Healthcare selected ACR Select Basic as its exclusive solution to enable compliance for PAMA. “We are delighted to partner with National Decision Support Company, the leading trusted decision support partner, for compliance with PAMA,” said Justin Elliot, Senior Director of Product Management for NextGen Healthcare. The no fee ACR Select Basic solution allows caregivers to consult Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) in their native EMR workflow when ordering Medicare advanced imaging services. The result of this partnership is the robust capability to deliver a comprehensive set of structured indications and AUC from multiple qualified provider-led entities, including the American College of Radiology, into a single delivery platform. This enables full compliance with all aspects of PAMA for caregivers who order Medicare advanced imaging services. The partnership places end users at the forefront of compliance and quality through complete coverage and ensures that providers find the correct clinical test for every advanced imaging exam. Availability at the point of care ensures that the order generated results in a payable claim. It also provides a rich educational tool for caregivers and patients. “Today, Healthcare organizations are investing in the appropriate reporting tools in time for the January 1, 2018 deadline specified by CMS,” said Elliot. Through collaborative agreements and partnerships, NextGen Healthcare is committed to providing actionable data at the point of care for informed clinical decisions. The National Decision Support Company provides enterprise-wide Clinical Decision Support solutions that enable more efficient and appropriate care, improve population health, and save money. Our CareSelect Imaging technology platform converts published guidelines from credible, compliant content sources into actionable decision support criteria delivered directly into the EMR workflow. ACR Select Basic provides direct integration of imaging decision support into Ambulatory EHRs to deliver a comprehensive range of Appropriate Use Criteria for diagnostic imaging. AUC is sourced from qualified Provider Led Entities (qPLE) including the American College of Radiology. Criteria is delivered directly into the EHR workflow to provide actionable, PAMA compliant decision support in real time. NextGen Healthcare, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc., helps ambulatory care organizations succeed in value-based care by empowering them to nurture measurably healthier patients and communities at a lower cost. It does this with deep clinical, financial, operational, and regulatory expertise, using consulting and educational services coupled with a robust technology portfolio of flexible, scalable, and cost-effective ambulatory solutions; including a certified EHR, practice management, interoperability, care management, patient engagement and population health management, analytics, e-transaction, and revenue cycle management solutions. For more information, visit www.nextgen.com. Follow NextGen Healthcare on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. This news release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including but not limited to, statements regarding future events, developments in the healthcare sector and regulatory framework, the Company's future performance, as well as management's expectations, beliefs, intentions, plans, estimates or projections relating to the future (including, without limitation, statements concerning revenue, net income, and earnings per share). Risks and uncertainties exist that may cause the results to differ materially from those set forth in these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause the anticipated results to differ from those described in the forward-looking statements and additional risks and uncertainties are set forth in Part I, Item A of our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016 and subsequently filed Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, including but not limited to: the volume and timing of systems sales and installations; length of sales cycles and the installation process; the possibility that products will not achieve or sustain market acceptance; seasonal patterns of sales and customer buying behavior; impact of incentive payments under The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on sales and the ability of the Company to meet continued certification requirements; the development by service introductions, development and product upgrade releases; undetected errors or bugs in software; product liability; changing economic, political or regulatory influences in the health-care industry; changes in product-pricing policies; availability of third-party products and components; competitive pressures including product offerings, pricing and promotional activities; the Company's ability or inability to attract and retain qualified personnel; possible regulation of the Company's software by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; changes of accounting estimates and assumptions used to prepare the prior periods' financial statements; disruptions caused by acquisitions of companies, products, or technologies; and general economic conditions. A significant portion of the Company's quarterly sales of software product licenses and computer hardware is concluded in the last month of a fiscal quarter, generally with a concentration of such revenues earned in the final ten business days of that month. Due to these and other factors, the Company's revenues and operating results are very difficult to forecast. A major portion of the Company's costs and expenses, such as personnel and facilities, are of a fixed nature and, accordingly, a shortfall or decline in quarterly and/or annual revenues typically results in lower profitability or losses. As a result, comparison of the Company's period-to-period financial performance is not necessarily meaningful and should not be relied upon as an indicator of future performance. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


News Article | February 20, 2017
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MADISON, Wis., Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- National Decision Support Company announces a partnership with McKesson Health Solutions to advance automation. McKesson will leverage NDSC's powerful content delivery and management engine – the same platform used by NDSC's CareSelect...


MADISON, Wis., Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- National Decision Support Company (NDSC) announces its collaboration with MEDITECH to integrate the company's CareSelect Imaging platform within the full range of MEDITECH EHR solutions. This formal agreement sets the technical foundation for...


MADISON, Wis., Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Since establishing their relationship with Cerner, NDSC's integrated CareSelect Imaging™ with ACR Select solution has been contracted and/or implemented in over 25 Cerner powered health systems nationwide. In addition to being prepared for the...


MADISON, Wis., Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- National Decision Support Company (NDSC) announces expanded CareSelect solutions that cover a wide variety of care settings and healthcare services including the ABIM Foundation's Choosing Wisely® Campaign. "Through our relationship with...


News Article | November 28, 2016
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MADISON, Wis., Nov. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- National Decision Support Company (NDSC) announces that it has expanded its client base to include some of the most respected healthcare providers in the United States, including Dignity Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente, Mayo Clinic, Partners...


Liu Q.,NDSC | Zhou D.,NDSC | Wang S.,NDSC | Zhang Y.,NDSC
Electronics Letters | Year: 2016

A non-degenerate dual-mode resonator derived from circular substrate integrated waveguide is proposed, and two pseudoelliptic bandpass filters with non-resonant mode based on the dual-mode resonators are presented. Two resonant modes (higher order modes) are employed to degenerate a passband, while a non-resonant mode (fundamental mode) is designed to provide a direct input-to-output coupling. Owning to an additional path provided by non-resonant mode, the filters have good selectivity and very compact size. The presented simulation and measurement results are in good agreement. © 2016 The Institution of Engineering and Technology.


Zhang B.,National Digital Switching System Engineering Technical Researching Center | Wang B.,NDSC | Lan J.,NDSC
Journal of Convergence Information Technology | Year: 2012

Network is rigid and close in traditional technology framework which is not meeting scale application requirement of intending abundant different business. So flexible network technology framework facing on service providing is proposed which changes traditional close coupling connection of client business, network service and network foundation facilities to loose coupling connection. Quality of Service(QoS) can be guaranteed by constituting Reconfigurable Service Carrying Network (RSCN) based on network resource slicing. This paper realizes crossbar switching resource slicing by selecting part crossbars closed on new technology framework. Slicing Domain-Maximum Urgency First(SD-MUF) scheduling algorithm is proposed and deduced based on Combined Input-Crosspoint Queued(CICQ). Then it compares SD-MUF-RR with previous proposed MUF-RR and other -RR scheduling algorithms about time delay by 8x8 crossbar switching fabric divided into three slicing domains in Switching Performance Evaluation System (SPES). The result indicates that average delay of SD-MUF-RR scheduling algorithm is less than others in despite of Bernoulli uniform business source or diagonal business source.

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