National Decision Support Company Announces Additions to Team

National Decision Support Company Announces Additions to Team.



National Decision Support Company Announces Additions to Team

Healthcare veterans join executive staff to support business development and marketing.

Andover, MA (PRWEB) July 24, 2013

As part of its strategy to bring ACR Select—a national standard set of evidence-based guidelines that help health care providers choose the most appropriate medical imaging exam for a patient’s clinical condition—to market, National Decision Support Company (NDSC) is expanding its team as healthcare veterans Mick Brown and Bob Cooke join the executive lineup.

Mick Brown, Vice President, Business Development

Mick holds an extensive background in healthcare information technology, international business development and sales. He has held pivotal positions at Agfa HealthCare, Siemens and Nuance, and was a key member of the Commissure team, leading business development initiatives that contributed to the companies early stage success. Most recently, Mick has broadened his experience through involvement with Southern Innovation, focusing on radiation detection in the x-ray instrumentation and national laboratory market.

“We are excited about Mick joining the NDSC team, as he is widely respected in our industry. Mick’s strength and passion are in early stage companies with disruptive technologies where he has a proven track record in breaking into and developing new markets,” said Michael Mardini, CEO, NDSC.

Bob Cooke, Vice President, Marketing

Bob Cooke will also be joining NDSC as Vice President of Marketing. He joins NDSC after senior leadership roles at Agfa HealthCare and Fuji Medical Systems. Most recently, Bob founded ImagingElements, an organization focused on Radiology Meaningful Use where he will also retain his role as CEO.

“I’m excited to be a part of NDSC. “There is tremendous synergy between Clinical Decision Support and Meaningful Use as both are foundations of the American College of Radiology’s Imaging 3.0 initiative. It’s a tremendous opportunity to be working with organizations that are enabling radiologists to better participate in the future healthcare environment,” said Bob Cooke.

According to Mardini, “these new additions to the team bring the experience, passion and track record for driving success and are a perfect complement to help the company enter its next phase of growth and continue its world-changing mission to deliver standards-based decision support.”

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

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 with more than 130 topics and 614 variant conditions 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



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