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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Polysmith Technology

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Description: Polysmith software is used for data acquisition and analysis of sleep-related events. This technology can evaluate sleep stages, respiratory events, leg movement, snoring and electrocardiogram (ECG), as well as blood pressure and pulse transit time (PTT).

Sleep studies (containing telemetry and video captured during the medical procedure) are encrypted with 128-bit encryption and recorded to the local workstation, then archived onto centralized file storage provided by the facility. Additionally, this technology utilizes a Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) Server database to store patient demographic and physiological data, workflow information, and pointers to where the actual sleep study files are located.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v24.1
Decision Date: 01/04/2024 at 03:41:36 UTC
Aliases: Polysmith DMS
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Nihon Kohden
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (01/04/2024 at 03:41:36 UTC).