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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Clinical Assessment of Attention Deficit-Adult (CAT-A) Software Portfolio (SP)
Clinical Assessment of Attention Deficit-Adult (CAT-A) Software Portfolio (SP) Technology

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Description: Clinical Assessment of Attention Deficit-Adult (CAT-A) is a self-report software that is sensitive to the symptomatology of attention deficits both with and without hyperactivity for adults. This software consists of two parts: Part 1 (Childhood Memories) assesses the individual`s memories of his or her behaviors and sensations as a child; Part 2 (Current Symptoms) assesses parallel issues in adulthood. The CAT Software Portfolio (SP) scores and profiles an individual`s performance on the CAT-A. After demographic and item response information is hand-entered from a completed rating form, the CAT-SP generates CAT-A score reports.

This software saves client files locally on the user`s hard drive or on a network drive. Data can be saved in a location of the user`s choosing (such as a Word document on a personal computer or network in a location that is more secure). Users can then delete the client information from the software program, if desired. PAR cannot ever view or access client data from the software. The data that is stored includes demographic information, patient responses, and the report. Users can set a password at the startup so that the program cannot be accessed without that password.
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 v22.4
Decision Date: 04/25/2022 at 02:07:23 UTC
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: PAR, Inc.
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (04/25/2022 at 02:07:23 UTC).