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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Encoder Product Suite (EPS)
Encoder Product Suite (EPS) 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: DSS/Nuance Encoder Product Suite (EPS) is a Windows-based Graphical User Interface (GUI) that provides a number of modules that interface with Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) packages. These modules pass billing and coding data to VistA packages including Patient Care Encounter, Patient Treatment File, Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS), and Surgery.

This technology stores Protected Health Information (PHI) in a Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) Server database on VA servers. Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) is supported. This technology also stores report data in memory components for the duration of a user`s session. Additionally, the GUI`s have the ability to turn on log files on demand for trouble shooting purposes.
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 v22.1
Decision Date: 01/25/2022 at 00:46:11 UTC
Aliases: Nuance Encoder Product Suite
Introduced By: SCCM
Vendor Name: Document Storage Systems, Inc (DSS)
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (01/25/2022 at 00:46:11 UTC).