Pilot Program Supports the “Faster Care for Veterans Act of 2016” and Enhances Patient Scheduling Capabilities
JUNO BEACH, Fla.— Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS, Inc.), a leading provider of health information technology (HIT) solutions for federal, private and public healthcare organizations, today announced it has been awarded the $19.6 million Faster Care for Veterans Pilot Program contract by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
In response to the “Faster Care for Veterans Act of 2016,” the program will utilize a commercially available, off-the-shelf online patient self-scheduling system from DSS, Inc. and its teaming partners. The solution will enhance the ability for patients to schedule and confirm medical appointments to improve access to care for Veterans.
“Patient self-scheduling is a core solution that addresses the fundamental challenge of providing the right access to care,” said Mark Byers, president and CEO of DSS, Inc. “We are proud to be playing a key role in helping to support Congressional mandates that allow Veterans to schedule and confirm medical appointments through their mobile devices. This allows Veterans to feel like true partners in their care processes.”
DSS, Inc. will be leveraging its ForSite2020® scheduling software solution suite, to provide a VistA-integrated, Veteran self-scheduling portal with a powerful back-end module for configuring business rules. ForSite2020® self-scheduling incorporates alerts that use VA rules to identify and prevent potential scheduling issues by indicating where prerequisite services are required for a particular patient.
With this solution, Veterans will be able to:
- Schedule, modify, and cancel appointments for primary care, specialty care, and mental health from a PC or any mobile device.
- Manage appointments regardless of whether the care is provided in person or through telehealth services.
- View appointment availability in real-time.
- Take advantage of prompts or reminders to Veterans to schedule follow-up appointments.
- Schedule and manage medical appointments 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
In addition to being implemented in medical facilities outside of the VA, the full enterprise scheduling solution ForSite2020 RMS (which self-scheduling is a component of) has been used by the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center (VAMC) in Indianapolis since 2000 – demonstrating its flexible and scalable architecture and extensible platform.
The DSS, Inc. team is comprised of Insignia Technology Services, Ideal System Solutions, Inc., Minburn Technology Group, LLC, and Rainmakers Strategic Solutions, LLC.
To learn more about DSS scheduling solutions, visit https://www.dssinc.com/products/dss-vista-integrated-administrative-products/scheduling/.
About Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS, Inc.)
DSS is a leading software and services company that creates and delivers advanced health information technology (HIT) solutions. For 25 years, healthcare organizations have benefited from our technical and service integration expertise. DSS has extensive experience working with federal, private and public healthcare facilities to modernize their legacy systems and to improve efficiencies for clinical and administrative users through breakthrough technology. For more information about DSS, visit www.dssinc.com.