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DSS to Host Educational Pavilion Panel Session at HIMSS on Open Source Technology

DSS, Inc., a leading provider of software, integration, installation, project management, training, support and development of VistA, will be hosting an educational panel session on the benefits and importance of open source technology in healthcare at the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition in Atlanta on Tuesday, March 2, from 4:15–5:15 p.m. in room #959.

The session will highlight the different viewpoints of industry thought leaders, who include Alesha Adamson, director, open source solutions – healthcare for Misys; William (Bill) C. Grosso, president of Spectron Corp.; and Skip McGaughey, executive director of Open Health Tools. These individuals who bring extensive experience in the healthcare IT industry and in working with open source technology will discuss their thoughts on open source electronic health records (EHRs), current industry trends, how these EHRs will meet meaningful use standards and support the ARRA, and the major benefits of the technology that sets it apart from other commercial EHRs.

“As a provider of open source EHRs and supporting technology and services, we feel it is imperative to educate healthcare organizations on the importance and benefits of open source applications so that they better understand how it might fit their organization’s unique needs,” said Mark Byers, president and CEO of DSS, Inc. “We look forward to sharing Alesha, Bill and Skip’s expertise with HIMSS attendees and creating an interactive discussion around open source EHRs.”

To learn more about the session, contact Mike Ginsburg, marketing manager at DSS, at [email protected] or (561) 672-5672.

About DSS, Inc.

DSS, Inc., a 20 year old company that specializes in healthcare IT solutions that enhance open source EHRs, develops and supplies integrated enhancements to the Veterans Affairs VistA system. 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 this fall as open source under the Eclipse Public License ( 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,, 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

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