September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The Veteran’s Administration has been a leader in the deployment of advanced technology that enables the identification of high-risk Veterans for suicide, but more can be done. On this two-part series of Keeping IT Brief we speak with Dr. David LaBorde, CEO, Iconic Data Inc. and Senior Advisor, DSS Inc. He discusses the overall suicide prevention effort at the VA, and what more can be done to address this at-risk population. 

Dr. LaBorde will discuss:

  • The importance of both industry and Government linking forces to raise awareness on the large numbers of lives lost to suicide in the Veteran sector and how to take part.
  • How innovation from industry members can help to play a role.  
  • What the future holds when it comes to suicide prevention at the VA.

Listen now and take note of how you can help make a difference.

In case you missed it, Part One of the interview is available here.

About Dr. LaBorde

David LaBorde, M.D., M.B.A. is the CEO of Iconic Data Inc., a Healthcare technology company with solutions focused in the areas of real time analytics, patient flow optimization, and care coordination.  He is also a Senior Clinical Advisor for DSS, Inc., a software products and services company that has worked with the Department of Veterans Affairs for more than 25 years. Dr. LaBorde has over 20 years of experience in Healthcare and technology and has worked with Healthcare provider organizations helping them with strategy, workflow standardization, achieving transparency into their operations, and improving their quality of care and operating performance. 

About Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS, Inc.)

With over 25 years of experience, DSS knows what works. We are a health information software development and systems integration company, providing services and solutions used daily by thousands of clinicians and administrative staff nationwide, to reduce costs, streamline workflows and improve patient care. For more information about DSS, visit

About Iconic Data Inc.

Iconic Data Inc. provides hospital information system integrated software solutions that help healthcare provider organizations deliver highly reliable care via standardized workflows, data visualization tools and analytics that together lead to reduced care variation and the ability to continuously monitor processes, performance and outcomes.  Learn more at



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