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DSS Supports Nationwide Rollout of the Logistics & Prosthetics Suite with the VA

2016 IDIQ Contract for Logistics and Prosthetics Graphical User Interface (GUI) Overlay Software Licenses and Maintenance Implemented at All VA Medical Centers

JUNO BEACH, Fla. (June 21, 2018) — Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS), a leading provider of health information technology (HIT) solutions for federal, has implemented a rapid, nationwide roll out of the Logistics and Prosthetics Graphical User Interface (GUI) at all Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Centers (VAMC) to support the VA Supply Chain Transformation Program.

As a part of the contract, DSS implemented the Above PAR, Advanced Prosthetics Acquisition Tool (APAT) and Enterprise Reporting to modernize the general consumables, equipment and prosthetics inventory systems as well as engineering work orders, improve workflow efficiency and interoperability and enhance reporting with near real-time data.

Based on the 2016 Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for the Logistics and Prosthetics Graphical User Interface (GUI) overlay Software Licenses and Maintenance with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), DSS was able to rollout this nationwide implementation of both products in only nine months – with it being fully completed ahead of schedule in July 2017.

The new GUIs for Logistics & Prosthetics now offer user-friendly interfaces that makes it easier to apply new national, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) and VAMC management, purchasing and inventory standards for supply and prosthetics purchases and tracking. The VA has also reported that both GUIs have significantly improved data quality and user efficiency.

“This rapid implementation is an example of how the VA can quickly and effectively modernize aspects of VistA in ways that improve efficiencies and enhance the quality of care for Veterans,” said Mark Byers, CEO of DSS, Inc. “This highly intuitive GUI has helped streamline everything from training to purchasing to data sharing and reporting, which helps the VA to overcome some significant supply chain management challenges.”

The contract offers a suite of modernized VistA integrated GUI applications.  APAT allows VAMC’s to electronically store and manage prosthetics documentation and procurement processes to ensure that Veterans receive implants, wheelchairs, orthotics and sensory aides in a timely manner.  The suite includes Above PAR, a GUI application to manage and track equipment and expendable inventory as well as audit and report data for ongoing maintenance and improvements.

In addition, this contract also allows every VAMC to:

  • Streamline the process of creating requests for prosthetics quotes, purchase orders and orthotic work orders through single-screen data entry;
  • Access complete and real-time visibility into inventory demand, supply and cost/fulfillment measures and trends to standardize practices and mitigate costs;
  • Reduce errors in managing inventory and identify duplicative transactions to increase efficiency; and
  • Provides easy access to data to manage supply and promote national data sharing to improve reporting.

To learn more about DSS, visit http://www.dssinc.com/products/dss-vista-integrated-administrative-products.