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DSS, Inc. Launches Community-driven, Web-based Collaboration Environment to Promote Use and Knowledge of Open Source VistA EHRs

DSS, Inc., a provider of software, integration, installation, project management, training, support and development of VistA, in cooperation with Open Health Tools, today announced the launch of www.vxvista.org, a community-driven collaboration sandbox to act as a forum for discussion and best practices among VistA users and developers nationwide and internationally.

The Web site was created as a collaborative environment for VistA EHR users and those interested in learning more about the technology in order to spur adoption and knowledge of VistA. vxVistA.org, which will include user-driven discussions and thought leadership posts, will serve as an educational tool centered on collecting ideas for innovation to VistA and creating real solutions as well as improving the power of VistA.

The site will also feature discussions around vxVistA, the newly released open source EHR based on the award-winning system from the Department of Veterans Affairs. These discussions will include new project proposals, enhancement processes, new modules and functionalities desired, updated graphical user interface creation, workflow design and improvement, and promotion of professional services and implementations.

“vxVistA.org is the result of collaborative efforts and we would like to express our gratitude to Atlassian and other companies for the donation of their time and suite of products to help build the site, including Confluence, Crowd, JIRA, Balsamiq and Gliffy,” said Fabian Lopez, PMP, conceptual designer, developer, administrator and project manager of vxVistA.org. “The vxVistA team is excited to open the site to the public and begin generating valuable content for the open source VistA community.”

To learn more or participate in the discussion, visit www.vxvista.org.

About DSS, Inc.

DSS, Inc., the VistA Experts, is a 20-year-old company that specializes in healthcare IT solutions that enhance VistA EHRs. The company also develops and supplies integrated enhancements to the VistA system in the Department of Veterans Affairs, Indian Health Services, Department of Defense and the private sector.

DSS released vxVistA this winter 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. For more information on DSS, Inc., visit www.dssinc.com.

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