National Decision Support Company Establishes European Headquarters

NDSC Europe GmbH established to support rollout of ESR iGuide

VIENNA, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, National Decision Support Company [] (NDSC) announced the establishment of its European Headquarters in Vienna, Austria.

Building on the formal announcement of its exclusive relationship with the European Society of Radiology (ESR) [], NDSC has announced the formation of NDSC Europe GmbH, a dedicated European Headquarters. "There has been a lot of progress over the year and we're excited to formally announce our dedicated European organization," said Michael Mardini, CEO, NDSC. "NDSC GmbH will provide sales, contracting and support to the European and Middle East markets to ensure providers can deliver ESR iGuide into their clinical practice through EMR integrations."

As the exclusive, trusted partner to the European Society of Radiology for the delivery and implementation of ESR iGuide, NDSC Europe GmbH has appointed local resources to adapt the deliverables to European market requirements. "We're pleased to announce that our European operations will be led by Mr. Marcel Wassink, Managing Director, NDSC Europe GmbH," said Mardini. "We sought an experienced leader with a proven management track record and the required entrepreneurial spirit to grow the business." Mr. Wassink has held previous leadership positions for organizations such as Philips Healthcare, Nuance Communications, and has led several startups in the European market.

"I am excited to join NDSC and this is a tremendous opportunity to improve the quality of care across Europe by ensuring patients get the most appropriate imaging test," said Marcel Wassink, Managing Director, NDSC Europe GmbH. "Working together with the European Society of Radiology is a tremendous honor and at NDSC we recognize our responsibility to represent the ESR through their guidelines."

Also joining the company is Mr. Florian Demuth who will continue his current assignment in the ESR Department of European and International Affairs and will now support NDSC Europe. He brings a wealth of experience and domain expertise and will act as the liaison between NDSC Europe and the ESR.

"We've already made great progress in the European market by leveraging the EMR relationships already established by NDSC and are now building local relationships," said Mardini. "This dedicated organization will allow us to leverage the depth of NDSC's experience in the US market, with an approach more suited to the European experience."

NDSC GmbH will demonstrate ESR iGuide and its latest developments, including integrations with leading EHRs, at ECR 2016, March 2-6, 2016, Vienna, Austria.

About National Decision Support CompanyNational Decision Support Company (NDSC) provides integrated solutions for developing, maintaining, accessing, delivering, and analyzing actionable, standards-based Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for imaging, lab, and the healthcare enterprise. Through its flagship solutions, CareSelect and ACR Select, NDSC provides access to nationally recognized clinical content to healthcare providers within their EHR workflow and covers a growing list of high priority healthcare areas, allowing healthcare organizations to leverage the latest evidence-based guidelines to manage utilization and improve quality. The company partners with healthcare provider organizations and national medical societies--including American College of Radiology (ACR), American College of Cardiology (ACC), and European Society of Radiology (ESR)--to structure content and deliver it through physician-centric workflows. NDSC's clinical solution set provides physicians access to the latest evidence-based approaches to medicine, allows providers to develop and deliver local care pathways and protocols, and lets healthcare organizations continuously analyze the impact that AUC has on care delivery without disrupting the doctor-patient relationship. For more information, visit [].

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