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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Connexion Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: Connexion is used to convert data for interfacing with hospital host systems. It is an interface engine used to receive patient abstract data type (ADT) data and upload transcribed results exported by the Veterans Affairs` (VA) hosted Dispatch Server.

Connexion will convert and upload the Microsoft Word documents processed by the Dispatch Server from Rich Text Format (RTF) to Health Level 7 (HL7) format needed to upload the transcribed jobs into Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA). It also receives and processes the ADT data for MedX to upload to MModal for use in transcription of the dictated job. Connexion uses Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) Server to house the interface code as well as the data that is processed by the ADT and Results interfaces.

This technology does not have a dedicated website after it was acquired by a new company, 3M.
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 v23.5
Decision Date: 05/03/2023 at 03:31:36 UTC
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: 3M
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (05/03/2023 at 03:31:36 UTC).