Document Storage Systems, Inc (DSS), a provider of software development and support for VistA and vxVistA, recently announced its subcontract award to support the Department of Defense (DoD) and VA Integrated Electronic Health Record (iEHR) project. Led by prime contractor Systems Made Simple (SMS), DSS will help integrate disparate DoD and VA data onto a single architecture system, helping to standardize critical patient and financial information between the two departments for full interoperability and enhanced functionality.
Developed by the Interagency Program Office (IPO), the project entails creating one common EHR platform leveraging the open source VistA system, the VA’s current EHR. DSS will facilitate this process by integrating legacy information from the VistA framework into the iEHR, as well as gather and analyze VA workflow and business rules to ensure all components are aligned, interoperable, and fully operational. The iEHR initiative is contingent on multiple successful, sequential legacy transitions, for which DSS will also play a pivotal role to ensure current legacy systems are operational while each phase of the iEHR transition is completed.
“With our long-standing history and expertise with VistA, DSS is well-positioned to support a successful iEHR implementation,” says Mark Byers, CEO and president of DSS. “With one collaborative system, the DoD and VA will not only improve overall patient safety and care for veterans and active military, but will also serve as one of the largest EHR and HIE models for private healthcare organizations.”
Under the Joint Strategic Plan, the IPO was established to accelerate the exchange of healthcare information between the DoD and VA, acting as the point of accountability in the development of a single system with full interoperability.
DSS was awarded the subcontract through the CIO-SP3 contracting vehicle, collaborating with Service-Disabled Small Business prime contractor SMS, a provider of IT systems and services to support critical architecture, data, and application challenges in the healthcare industry, and other vendors to complete the DoD and VA IPO iEHR initiative.
Source: Document Storage Systems, Inc