Department of Veterans Affairs Awards Commercial off The Shelf (COTS) Contract to DSS, Inc. for VA Community Living Centers (CLCs)

Process enhancement to streamline workflows, reduce errors and
improve patient safety

Storage Systems, Inc
. (DSS), the leading commercial product provider
of VistA-based systems, today announced its prime contract award to
provide a total replacement solution for the Department of Veterans
Affairs (VA) Resident Assessment Instrument/Minimum Data Set (RAI/MDS)

RAI/MDS is a standardized assessment and treatment planning process
designed to identify the functional and health care needs of the Veteran.
Clinicians and administrators that oversee residential care were
historically constrained by manual treatment modalities.

DSS’ Caribou CLC Suite, will help to automate resident care workflow
processes for Community Living Centers (CLC) through integration with
The Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture
(VistA) to:

  • Decrease the risk of errors
  • Shorten workflow processes for providers
  • Improve overall delivery of residential care

The solution streamlines MDS care plan scheduling and tracking within an
external hosted environment to reduce IT costs.

“We are very pleased to leverage our expertise with VistA to support the
VA in its efforts to provide quality care to the senior Veteran
population by facilitating more efficient operations,” said Mark Byers,
CEO and president of DSS. “By integrating multiple VistA data points we
are able to offer a low risk, high productivity solution to streamline
processes for CLC care teams and enable clinicians and administrators to
spend time where they are needed most, with the residents.”

DSS was awarded the prime contract in collaboration with subcontracted
Small Businesses MDM
Strategies, Inc.
, VetsAmerica
Business Consulting, Inc.
and Ideal
System Solutions, Inc.
to complete automation for RAI/MDS and help
VA meet their small business goals.

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. For more information about DSS, visit


Leslie Kirk, 770-576-2576