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[August 27, 2014]

DSS Achieves ONC-ACB Certification by Drummond Group, Inc. for Inpatient and Ambulatory Module EHR Certification

JUNO BEACH, Fla. --(Business Wire)--

Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS), the leading provider of VistA-based software development and support, today announced its customizable vxVistA inpatient and ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) modules have been tested and certified under the Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) program through Drummond Group, Inc. (DGI) for the 2014 edition. As a result of the certification, hospitals using vxVistA inpatient and ambulatory modules to demonstrate meaningful use of technology are qualified to receive federal stimulus funds.

"By successfully installing and using the ONC Certified vxVistA EHR from DSS, Ramsey County has leapt the initial hurdle of meeting the Minnesota Interoperable EHR mandate for 2015," said Shannon Kennedy, Information Services Manager at Ramsey County Human Services. "We look forward to working with our partners at DSS to fully comply with the interoperability requirements of this mandate."

With vxVistA open source integration capabilities, the inpatient and ambulatory modules are scalable and interoperable with outside solutions, including behavioral health, dental, radiology, chemotherapy management and clinical decision support, among others. This connectivity enables providers' access to a more complete understanding of a patient's healthrecord by providing the transparency needed to enhance clinical care delivery. Certification of vxVistA takes the pressure off customers traditionally leveraging disparate systems and supports them as they as they attest to Meaningful Use (MU) criteria.


"Receiving ONC-ACB Certification from Drummond Group is of upmost importance as we continuously work to support our clients in meeting the evolving requirements of the healthcare landscape," said Mark Byers, CEO and president of DSS. "Our goal from the beginning has been to ensure our clients achieve interoperability across all departments and systems, while meeting core criteria for MU. We're proud of this certification that will help our clients deliver enhanced care through integrated EHR technology, taking pressure off this portion of care delivery."

DGI's ONC-ACB certification program certifies that EHRs meet the Meaningful Use criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using the EHR systems of certified vendors are qualified to receive federal stimulus monies upon demonstrating meaningful use of the technology-a key component of the federal government's push to improve clinical care delivery through the adoption and effective use of EHRs by U.S. healthcare providers. As a next step, DSS is working to receive complete EHR certification by the end of the year.

To learn more about vxVistA and related modules, visit www.dssinc.com.

This EHR Module is 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments. Drummond Group is accredited by ANSI and approved by ONC for the ONC HIT Certification Program to certify: Complete EHR, EHR Module (all), and Certification of other types of HIT for which the Secretary has adopted certification criteria under Subpart C of 45 CFR.

DSS, Inc., 7/31/14, vxVistA 2014.0, EHR Modular (Ambulatory), 07312014-2236-6, Modules Tested: 170.314(a)(1, 3, 4, 6-9); 170.314(b)(1, 2); 170.314(d)(1, 4-9); 170.314(f)(1); 170.314(g)(1, 3, 4), No Clinical Quality Measures tested. Additional software used: Medibridge.net.

DSS, Inc., 7/31/14, vxVistA 2014.0, EHR Modular (Inpatient), 07312014-2235-6, Modules Tested: 170.314(a)(1, 3, 4, 6-9, 17); 170.314(b)(1, 2); 170.314(d)(1, 4-9); 170.314(f)(1); 170.314(g)(1, 3, 4), No Clinical Quality Measures tested, Additional software used: Medibridge.net

About Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS, Inc.)

DSS is a leading health information technology (HIT) software development and systems integration company. For more than 20 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. DSS is a member of the Open Source (News - Alert) Electronic Health Record Agent (OSEHRA) organization and released its own open source EHR in 2009, vxVistA, which takes the most reliable and widely used open source EHR in the country to a new level to meet the needs of hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities and physician practices. To further foster the adoption of open source in healthcare organizations, DSS is a founder and supporter of a community-driven, collaboration environment website, The VistA Extension Hub (www.ThevxHub.org), which acts as a forum for discussion and best practices among VistA users. For more information about DSS, visit www.dssinc.com.

About Drummond Group Inc.

Drummond Group Inc. is a global software test and certification lab that serves a wide range of vertical industries. In healthcare, Drummond Group tests and certifies Controlled Substance Ordering Systems (CSOS), Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances (EPCS) software and processes, and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) - designating the trusted test lab as the only third-party certifier of all three initiatives designed to move the industry toward a digital future. Founded in 1999, and accredited for the Office of the National Coordinator HIT Certification Program as an Authorized Certification Body (ACB) and an Accredited Test Lab (ATL), Drummond Group continues to build upon its deep experience and expertise necessary to deliver reliable and cost-effective services. For more information, please visit http://www.drummondgroup.com or email DGI@drummondgroup.com.


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