EHR Doctors and DSS, Inc. partner for Meaningful Use of Health Information Exchange

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DSS, Inc. AND EHR Doctors are have partnered together to enable healthcare providers to implement vxVistA EHR solutions that help them to meet Stage 1 Meaningful Use criteria. EHR Doctors Continuity of Care Document and NHIN enabled Health Information Exchange allows healthcare providers using vxVistA to meaningfully exchange clinical records with other providers and the government.

EHR Doctors today announced a strategic partnership with DSS, Inc. of Juno Beach, FL. The partnership makes EHR Doctors' MediBridge.net Health Information Exchange (HIE) service available as part of vxVista, DSS, Inc.’s comprehensive Electronic Health record system. The solution enables HIE connectivity while meeting new HIPAA and meaningful use requirements for security, reliability, and interoperability.
“Healthcare providers need the ability to securely exchange Continuity of Care Documents to meet Stage 1 meaningful use requirements,” comments EHR Doctors' CEO Gerard Reeder.

As part of the passage of the HITECH Act, healthcare providers are required to generate records in standard formats and start transmitting health data electronically. They must also meet specifications that demand that health data be encrypted in transit and that all recipients of the data be authenticated. Medibridge.net is certified to meet these meaningful use requirements by the ONC-ATB program.

“The next 5 years will be both interesting and exciting for health IT professionals. DSS, Inc. is ready to help healthcare providers meet new Meaningful Use regulations and requirements by implementing vxVistA with solutions like Medibridge.net.” said Mark Byers, President of DSS, Inc.

EHR Doctors CCD technology is used in its contract with the US Social Security Administration to deliver a CCD from Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, Texas over the Nationwide Health Information Network.
“The SSA contract has been a proving ground for our CCD technology. It has allowed us to design and build bridges that aggregate data from different sources and perfect a configurable process for CCD generation. It has also allowed us to prove out our HIE technology with real live patient data, not just academic challenges.” said Richard Braman, EHR Doctors' Chief Technology Officer.

About EHR Doctors, Inc.
EHR Doctors, Inc. provides EHR software and HIE solutions to health care providers. EHR Doctors works closely with the Health and Human Service Office of the National Coordinator to ensure that its products meet regulatory requirements such as ARRA meaningful use. The company is based in Pompano Beach, Florida. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.ehrdoctors.com/. A copy of the certification mentioned in this article can be found here: http://www.ehrdoctors.com/EHR_Doctors_Compliance_Certificate.pdf

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.

vxVistA is DSS Inc.’s open source version of VistA that has been enhanced to meet the needs of non-VA users. The company also offers add-on products including behavioral health treatment planning, clinical decision support, dental electronic records, document imaging and revenue cycle solutions. To foster the adoption of open source in healthcare organizations, DSS, Inc. is a founder and supporter of a community-driven, collaboration environment Web site, http://www.vxVistA.org that acts as a forum for discussion and best practices among worldwide vxVistA and VistA EHR users. For more information on DSS, Inc., visit http://www.dssinc.com.

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