Founded in 1991, Document Storage Systems (DSS), Inc. is an internationally recognized health information technology (HIT) company headquartered in Juno Beach, Florida. DSS specializes in the integration, development and innovation of healthcare technology to promote interoperable information exchange throughout the industry. The company serves both federal and commercial spaces, with a heavy focus on serving the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). DSS acquired Sage Health Management Solutions (Sage HMS) in 2007 and Informatix Laboratories Corporation (ILC) in 2009. Sage HMS is the developer of RadWise, a radiology decision support system. ILC specializes in billing and accounts receivables software for Native American healthcare facilities.
DSS as HIT Integrators
In 1994, DSS made a major mark in the HIT integration space by collaborating with the largest integrated health system in the U.S. – the VHA – to modernize its enterprise-wide electronic health record (EHR) and health information system known as the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture, or VistA. VistA comprises nearly 160 integrated software modules for managing clinical care, financial functions and infrastructure. Today, DSS is the premier integrator of commercial software with VistA.
DSS as HIT Pioneers
Building on our deep technical knowledge of and extensive experience with VistA, DSS developed vxVistA in 2009. Based on VistA technology, vxVistA is an open source EHR solution designed for non-governmental hospitals and healthcare facilities. DSS also offers a full suite of value-added applications that are designed to support the unique clinical, administrative and financial workflows of EHR systems, which includes modules for dental, mental health, oncology, radiology, document scanning, revenue cycle management and more.
DSS as Open Source Champions
To raise awareness and promote the adoption of open source EHRs, DSS co-founded and supports the community-driven think tank website, www.vxVistA.org. This online community provides the platform for creative discussion, problem-solving and the exchange of best practices among vxVistA and VistA EHR users worldwide. DSS is also an active member of Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA), an organization dedicated to the creation, evolution, promotion and support of open source EHRs.