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
"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
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:
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 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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