Decision Dynamics, Inc. (DDI) is a software and systems firm founded in 1998 with the goal of delivering superior products and services. DDI is owned and operated by a group of experienced software engineers whose knowledge and experience spans the spectrum of the information technology (IT) industry.
Committed to excellence, DDI continues to focus on superior products, professional and consulting services in the areas of banking, healthcare, and government services, including Healthcare/Disease Management, Environmental Permitting and Licensing, and Electronic Liens and Titles. DDI fosters partnerships with progressive and innovative businesses including federal, state and local governments by supplying new technologies to enable partners to provide superior service to their customers while saving time and money.
DDI Honored as a Partner with GHS with 2014 American Hospital Association’s Nova Award The Greenville Health System (GHS) Asthma Action Team, along with Decision Dynamics, Inc. (DDI) and other community partners, were recognized by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and GHS executive staff at a special ceremony yesterday at the GHS Pediatrics Hospital.
The AHA Nova Award is awarded to 5 hospitals each year, and the GHS Asthma Action Team was the only SC hospital selected for this award. The Team has been using DDI’s Disease Management Coordination Network (DMCN) since the inception of the program to provide both proactive and reactive care coordination.
DMCN serves a central role in the management of the GHS asthma pediatric patients. Proactively, DMCN serves as a patient registry that provides automated risk stratification based on rules provided by the Team. Each patient is automatically assessed on a nightly basis to ensure accuracy of stratification. The registry is used by the care givers to determine the level of care and assistance needed for the patient. The goal of the Team is to provide the care needed to enhance the patient and family’s quality of life and to prevent asthma-related emergency department visits and hospitalizations.
Reactively, DMCN sends out alerts to the Team when a patient experiences an event that results in a visit to the emergency room. With this push technology, the Team is notified of events in a timely manner, so the care plan for the patient can be addressed immediately to ensure proper family and community care plans are in place and to prevent reoccurrence. The school health nurses play a critical role as part of the community care for the patients enrolled in the area schools.
With the help of DMCN, the Team has been able to reduce emergency room visits significantly from 855 ED visits/year per 1,000 children to 267/year per 1,000 children.
We’re extremely proud to be a part of this Team and the accomplishments they have made by using our DMCN product. DMCN is being used by the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in a similar way as GHS, but for providing care coordination for the elderly patient population. DMCN is also being used by a growing number of Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) programs. The NFP programs use DMCN to coordinate the care of their clients and automate the collection and reporting of information required by the program to ensure the health and environment of mothers and babies are being addressed and that the clients are provided the opportunities to thrive. To know that DDI’s software products are being used to improve the quality of life for our community is very special indeed.
Read more about the award here: http://www.aha.org/content/14/14novawinners.pdf