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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

ABACUS Calculation Software
ABACUS Calculation Software Technology

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Description: ABACUS Calculation Software is an order and calculation software that can order, calculate, and label compounded and premix medications. ABACUS Calculation Software can give clinicians, pharmacists, and technicians secure access to a patient database with order histories and notes for each patient. This software also prompts to recalculate values when parameters for a selected ingredient are changed. Additionally, this software provides both standard reports such as cost summaries, assigned warning limits, as well as customized reports to a facility`s specific requirements.

ABACUS Calculation Software is available as three editions: ABACUS Calculation Edition (CE) Software, ABACUS Single-Workstation Edition (SE) Software, and ABACUS Multi-Workstation Edition (ME) Software. This assessment is provided for each of the editions.

ABACUS Calculation Software uses a Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) Server database and data can be encrypted if required by the user using Encrypted File System.
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 v21.5
Decision Date: 05/19/2021 at 08:47:50 UTC
Aliases: ABACUS Software
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Baxter
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (05/19/2021 at 08:47:50 UTC).