VistA Expo 2012 Sponsored by DSS, Inc.

Press Release | DSS, Inc. | August 20, 2012

JUNO BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DSS, Inc. announced that it is a co-sponsor of the 2012 VistA Expo & Symposium to be held September 11-14th, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. As a key member of the VistA EHR business community, DSS, Inc. is dedicated to the further development and adoption of VistA through support of the Expo.

In partnership with the VistA Expo & Symposium and its other sponsors, DSS, Inc. is also a founding sponsor of the VistA Extensions Challenge, which promotes the development of compatible add-ons for use with the VistA EHR. An award ceremony for the winners of the VistA Extensions Challenge will be held at the 2012 VistA Expo & Symposium. “We are committed to the development of the VistA Community and this EXPO will be an opportunity to showcase Open Source and Commercial VistA Compatible Extensions,” said Mark Byers, CEO and president of DSS.

The VistA Expo & Symposium will be hosted by the non-profit VistA Expertise Network. This event provides a unique opportunity for VistA thought leaders, decision-makers, vendors, adopters and end-users to meet in a professional conference environment. More details can be found at

VistA is the premiere enterprise-scale open source EHR. First developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and made available as public-domain software, it is now used in multiple countries, in both governmental and private-sector facilities. In 2011, VA initiated the creation of an open source EHR custodial agent, OSEHRA, to coordinate and facilitate continued development and support for VistA.

DSS, Inc. is a Health Information Technology (HIT) software development and systems integration company that provides vxVistA, an open source Electronic Health Record (EHR), with extensions for behavioral health, radiology, oncology and dentistry, among other specialties. vxVistA is based on the Department of Veterans Affairs’ award-winning VistA system, which is proven to reduce costs and enhance the quality of patient care.

For more than 20 years DSS, Inc. has specialized in healthcare IT solutions that improve quality and productivity. DSS is founder and supporter of a community-driven, collaboration environment,, that acts as a forum for discussion and best practices among all VistA users. For more information on DSS, Inc., visit