DSS Improves Optical Care for Department of Veterans Affairs

Partnership with Eye Care Leaders Improves Patient Experience  

Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS), a leading provider of health information technology (HIT) solutions for federal institutions, has announced a partnership with Eye Care Leaders, the leading technology solutions provider in the ophthalmic and optometric markets. To improve the delivery of eye care to Veterans, DSS will be offering Eye Care Leader’s myCare iMedicware Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution to all VA eye clinics and integrating it into the VA’s current computerized patient record system, VistA.

Trusted by more than 8,000 ophthalmologists and optometrists, Eye Care Leaders is the No. 1 source for top-rated eye care specific EHR and Practice Management systems. In addition to the EHR solution, DSS will be offering an optical eye wear and contact lenses solution for VA locations as well.

Developed in an intensive clinical setting, myCare iMedicWare addresses the real needs of eye care professionals. Intuitive and easy to learn, it matches existing workflows so VA staff will immediately know where they are in the patient encounter. The myCare iMedicWare EHR has been designed to be used on an enterprise level, where organizations with multiple locations and business entities can quickly and easily utilize one single system for all of their needs. The solution allows for better data code capture for better accuracy and provider reimbursement.

The myCare iMedicWare Optical solution is fully integrated into the EHR. This allows auto-population of a patients’ optical data, ensuring accuracy and prompt processing of Veteran records. The Quick Order feature is a convenient way to create orders, fill prescriptions and more – all on one screen. This tool will ensure that Veterans receive as good or better an experience as in any retail setting.

“We’re proud to partner with an industry leader like DSS,” said Mike Lang, ECL’s chief commercial officer. “Their dedicated team is experienced with the VA healthcare market and knows how to provide support for Veterans’ healthcare. Plus, DSS can ensure that ECL’s solutions are seamlessly integrated into the current VA system, enabling coordinated care and high levels of patient data accuracy. We look forward to delivering a new integrated solution that allows caregivers to focus on what’s really important – providing high level care for our Veterans.”

“For many Veterans, accessing quality optical care is laborious and takes too long,” said Mark Byers, president and CEO of DSS, Inc. “Through this partnership and solution integration, we have created a highly effective offering and innovation that increases the quality of life for Veterans, and meets the strategic needs of the VA. This is an excellent example of the flexibility and capability of the VA’s current computerized patient record foundation.”

About Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS)

With over 25 years of experience, DSS knows what works. We are a health information software development and systems integration company, providing services and solutions used daily by thousands of clinicians and administrative staff nationwide, to reduce costs, streamline workflows and improve patient care. For more information about DSS, visit www.dssinc.com.

About Eye Care Leaders

Eye Care Leaders (ECL) is a Charlotte, N.C.-based company that serves more than 8,000 ophthalmologists and optometrists with the common goal of improving the efficiency, profitability, and quality of eye care institutions. With a sole focus on eye care, ECL understands the unique challenges eye care practices face, and brings advanced solutions to the operational challenges associated with running an eye clinic. For more information, please visit eyecareleaders.com.

Ryan Pfister