It's been a busy start to the year for Nashville-based Change Healthcare, one of the nation's largest healthcare technology companies. In January, the company announced the acquisition of National Decision Support Company (NDSC), a leader in cloud-based solutions that delivers medical guidelines to the point of care through EHR systems. Company officials said this addition to Change Healthcare's capabilities accelerates efforts to leverage evidence-based clinical information and next-generation technologies to reduce cost and help ensure appropriate care.
In February, the company announced it had been awarded a new Digital Imaging Network -PACS (DIN-PACS) IV contract by the United States Defense Logistics Agency and announced a breakthrough in utilization management with the release of InterQual AutoReview™, the first healthcare solution to automate the medical review process by pulling clinical data directly from the EHR and producing a medical review within providers' case management systems.
In March, Change Healthcare welcomed Fredrik Eliasson as the company's new executive vice president and chief financial officer. Previously, Eliasson spent 22 years with railway giant CSX where he had served as CFO and later as president.