DSS, Inc. to Present on HomeBased Mobile at VeHU 2010

Mobile EHR Solution Allows Home Based Primary Care Providers to Access and Input Critical Patient Information on Site at a Patient’s Home to Help Improve Mobile Care

JUNO BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DSS, Inc., a provider of software, integration, installation, project management, training, support and development of VistA and vxVistA, today announced it will be presenting on HomeBased (HB) Mobile at the VHA eHealth University (VeHU) 2010 conference on August 11, in Las Vegas. The presentation will focus on the features, benefits and future enhancements of the integrated mobile EHR solution for Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) providers.

Through the use of HB Mobile, patient information can be transferred directly from VistA/CPRS and securely stored on a tablet PC — allowing HBPC users quick access to critical information while on site at a patient’s home. The system also allows the clinician to capture various health items using structured templates and free form text notes.

“This modern handheld system was specifically tailored to meet the needs of HBPC providers, giving them the ability to easily access and input significant data that synchronizes quickly with their VAMC,” said Mark Byers, President and CEO of DSS. “HB Mobile helps to streamline healthcare workflow, eliminate unsecure paper notes and improve patient safety.”

Presenters include Julie Yost, Product Line Manager and Certified Scrum Product Owner for DSS with more than seven years of experience in development, implementation, customization and configuration of software, and James Trompeter, Strategic Accounts Manager for DSS with more than 27 years of IT experience in application development and project management.

During the presentation, Yost and Trompeter will discuss the following topics:

  • What is HB Mobile?
  • Who uses HB Mobile?
  • What equipment is required to implement the software?
  • How secure is the system and why?
  • How does HB Mobile affect workflow?
  • What are the features and benefits of HB Mobile?

As part of the discussion, the successes from the pilot implementation and use of HB Mobile at the VA Southeast Network, VISN 7, which includes the Birmingham, Augusta, Atlanta and Tuscaloosa VAMC locations, will be highlighted. The discussion will detail the benefits and features of the system as well as future enhancements such as the ability to create laboratory, radiology and medication orders.

The session is scheduled for 4:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on August 11, in Classroom 1. To learn more about HB Mobile, visit the DSS VeHU booth no. 402 or visit www.dssinc.com.

About DSS, Inc.

DSS, Inc. develops and supplies integrated enhancements to the Veterans Affairs VistA system and specializes in healthcare IT solutions that improve quality and productivity. The organization also designs applications that are compatible with the Indian Health Services RPMS and the Department of Defense’s healthcare systems.

DSS released vxVistA last fall as open source under the Eclipse Public License (www.openhealthtools.org) to meet the needs of non-VA users. The company also offers add-on products including behavioral health, clinical decision support, dental electronic records, document imaging and revenue cycle solutions. To foster the adoption of open source in healthcare organizations, DSS is a founder and supporter of a community-driven, collaboration environment Web site, www.vxVistA.org, that acts as a forum for discussion and best practices among open source vxVistA and VistA EHR users internationally. For more information on DSS, Inc., visit www.dssinc.com.

About VeHU

VHA eHealth University (VeHU) is VA’s major annual training conference that provides education on the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) and related clinical software (VistA) developed by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Each year, VeHU highlights innovations towards patient care through over 200 training classes on VHA’s clinical informatics products.


For DSS, Inc.
Dodge Communications
Leslie Kirk, 770-576-2576
[email protected]

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