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Imaging IT Powerhouses Combine Forces To Deliver Imaging 3.0™ Tools To The Radiologist

Montage Healthcare Solutions' powerful analytics capabilities connect data from ACR Select, PowerScribe 360 and other infrastructure components to create reports radiologists can use to give visibility into quality, productivity and outcome metrics associated with patient-centered care objectives.

"Montage is delivering a clinical search and analytics package that captures key performance and care indicators that bridge the gap from volume-based efficiency measures to value-based radiology-related outcomes.  The structured and unstructured data contained in the Nuance and ACR Select platforms are core components to measuring and delivering on the value of radiology.  Targeted analytics are the only way to begin the conversation about quality and value. That's what Imaging 3.0™ is all about," says Dr. William Boonn, president of Montage.

"Each of these components alone is just a part of the story.  The Imaging 3.0™ framework is the glue that brings them all together so that the sum is greater than its parts.  Imaging 3.0™ defines the value proposition for radiology in the performance-based health care environment and having this kind of industry collaboration can make this a reality," states Mike Tilkin of the ACR.

The vendors will be showcasing their collaboration at the annual Radiological Society of North America conference, December 1-5, 2013 in Chicago, IL.

About Montage Healthcare SolutionsMontage Healthcare Solutions developed Montage Search and Analytics™, a unique tool for helping radiology leaders succeed in the Imaging 3.0 TM era. As radiology shifts from volume-based to value-based imaging, radiology productivity, quality, and safety improvement tools will be crucial for success. Montage Search and Analytics is an important part of any Imaging 3.0 TM Toolkit. It ensures radiology decision makers can rapidly access actionable information. Meaningful quality, outcomes, patient safety and productivity understanding can be extracted from the unstructured radiology narrative in your radiology information system (RIS) and electronic medical record (EMR) by leveraging the power and simplicity of search and natural language processing. Complex clinical quality questions can be easily answered, while the customizable analytics tools speed assessment of business performance and clinical quality. For more information, visit: or visit Montage Healthcare Solutions at booth #1905 in the South Hall.

About National Decision Support CompanyNational 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 or visit NDSC at booth #1748 in the South Hall.

About ACR SelectACR 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

Visit Nuance Communications at RSNA, booth #1322 South Hall

Visit the American College of Radiology at RSNA, booth #3123 South Hall

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