The VA has embarked on its Mission Daybreak, a $20 million grand challenge to reduce Veteran suicides.

A participant in Mission Daybreak, DSS, Inc. submitted a solution that has advanced to phase two of the challenge. It is a multidimensional approach to detect suicidal ideation in real-time using Machine Learning (ML) techniques that improves Veteran distress prediction accuracy.

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About Michele Burst, Director Strategic Innovations, Analytics at DSS, Inc.

Michele Burst is a seasoned HIT leader who drives key innovation development for DSS,Inc. in the federal and commercial health arenas.

An expert on new Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) strategies for healthcare, she recently completed the Harvard Business Analytics Program (HBAP), which focuses on driving disruptive innovations using data driven analytics, emerging technologies, and AI based business strategies and operating models.


About Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS) 

DSS Inc. is a catalyst for health care innovation, keeping pace with evolving technologies as a solutions provider, systems integrator, and services contractor to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

With over 30 years of experience, the company provides services and solutions used daily by thousands of clinicians and administrative staff nationwide, to reduce costs, streamline workflows and improve patient care.

DSS, Inc. also helps elevate patient safety and care quality for Veterans by deploying innovative, interoperable health care solutions that keep Veterans at the center of highly reliable care. To learn more, visit



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