Posts in Care coordination
VA Medical Centers Protect Patients and Save Millions with Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs Powered by TheraDoc

The CDC estimates 30-50 percent of antibiotics prescribed in hospitals are either inappropriate or unnecessary. In response, three VA medical centers (VACMs) are fighting back with TheraDoc, DSS’s industry leading software decision support tool that provides real-time electronic clinical surveillance for antimicrobial stewardship and infectious disease.

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Enabling Web Services Through VistA for Better Veteran Care

This is the sixth in a series of blog posts highlighting DSS’s experience and success stories supporting the VA and improving Veteran care and outcomes.

Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS) has a proven track record as the premier integrator of commercial software for the VA. We put this experience to work enabling modern web services that are delivered through the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA), bringing new functionality to the VA and our veterans.

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Over 10 Years of Experience Implementing VistA in Commercial Healthcare Environments

This is third in a series of blog posts highlighting DSS’s experience and success stories supporting the VA and improving Veteran care and outcomes.

For more than 10 years, DSS has invested in enhancing VistA for all hospitals and health systems. This effort has involved the extensive fine-tuning of a proven and flexible health information system, which enables interoperability and ARRA Meaningful Use certification, as well as reduces cos

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Supporting Veterans During Suicide Prevention Month

U.S. suicide rates have surged in recent years. The age-adjusted suicide rate is up 24 percent from 1999 – 2014, according to a study released last year by the National Center for Health Statistics. Veterans are more at risk than the general public, facing roughly double the risk as the general population according to data from 2014. For every completed suicide, there are 25 attempts. Combatting this terrible toll on human life and potential is a top priority for the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA). September is National Suicide Prevention month, and VA is determined to do all it can to fight this health crisis.

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HIMSS16 takeaways and insights: Keeping the big topics in mind for long-term plans

With the dust finally settled after a productive HIMSS16, you may find yourself wondering where to start. We’d like to offer some insights on this year’s main goals—tackling some of the industry’s greatest information management challenges—to get the wheels turning on the best next steps. Interoperability. Not surprisingly, interoperability (or lack thereof) continues to plague the entire healthcare industry and was a recurring theme throughout the conferenc

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