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Media Advisory: LiveData Announces Participation In Annual Conference of Association of VA Surgeons

LiveData, Inc. today announced the details of its participation in the 38th annual conference of the Association of VA Surgeons, April 6-8 in New Haven, Connecticut. The company will exhibit with VistA integration partner Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS). Miami VA Healthcare System, a LiveData, DSS, and KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America customer, will make a presentation during the Oral Sessions on April 7.

WHO: LiveData, Inc., Document Storage Systems, Inc., Miami VA Healthcare System

WHAT: Association of VA Surgeons 38th Annual Meeting

WHEN: Overall conference: April 6 – 8, 2014
VA Miami Healthcare System Presentation: Oral Session III, April 7, 1:30pm

WHERE: Omni Hotel New Haven at Yale, 155 Temple St., New Haven, Conn.

DETAILS: The conference features an exhibition and a full program of tutorials, panel discussions, and oral presentations that cover issues of concern to surgeons from VA hospitals throughout the United States. In Oral Session #III on April 7, 1:30pm, a team from the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center, Miami VA Healthcare System will describe their new technology installation in a presentation entitled “Automated Operating Room: A Team Approach to Patient Safety and Communication in the OR.”

The presentation will discuss a technology-enabled solution supporting Veterans Health Administration (VHA) initiatives to improve patient safety, care quality, and operational efficiency.

In June, 2013, LiveData OR-Dashboard was deployed in all ten fully integrated surgical suites at the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center building in Miami, providing the cornerstone for advances in both workflow efficiency and patient safety. LiveData OR-Dashboard presents essential information about the patient and surgical case to the entire OR team on a large display, in real-time.

LiveData partnered with KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America to lead the technology installation, which includes the KARL STORZ OR1® operating room integration systems. DSS fully integrated the system with the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center’s VistA (Veteran’s Health Information System and Technology Architecture) Electronic Health Record (EHR). The combined technologies provide clear and immediate access to critical information about the patient, procedure, and workflow, enabling every member of the perioperative team to fully and effectively focus on the patient.

DSS and LiveData will present their technology vision at their joint exhibit at the Association of VA Surgeons annual conference.

About DSS
DSS, Inc. develops and supplies integrated enhancements to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs VistA system, and specializes in healthcare IT solutions that improve quality and productivity. For more than 20 years, healthcare organizations have benefited from our technical and service VistA-integration expertise. DSS, Inc. has extensive experience working with federal, private, and public healthcare facilities to modernize their legacy VistA systems and to improve efficiencies for clinical and administrative users. DSS, Inc. is a member of the Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent (OSEHRA) organization. For more information about DSS, Inc. visit www.dssinc.com.

About KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc.
KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc., is an affiliate of KARL STORZ GmbH & Co. KG, an international leader for more than 65 years in reusable endoscope technology, encompassing all endoscopic specialties. Based in Tuttlingen, Germany, KARL STORZ GmbH & Co. KG is a family-owned company that designs, engineers, manufactures, and markets all its products with an emphasis on visionary design, precision craftsmanship, and clinical effectiveness. For more information, call (800) 421-0837 or visit the company’s Web site at www.karlstorz.com.

About LiveData
LiveData, Inc. is a leading innovator in real-time operational intelligence solutions. The company’s solutions gather data from any number of sources, coordinate it with team workflow, and present it as meaningful information on easy-to-read, graphic displays. Leading medical institutions, including Massachusetts General Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and Veterans Health Administration facilities have selected LiveData solutions to improve patient safety, team communication, and perioperative efficiency. LiveData is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and serves customers in healthcare and utilities. For more information, visit www.livedata.com.

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