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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.7

Merge Cardio
Merge Cardio 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: Merge Cardio is an image and information management system that integrates patient information from different sources into a centralized web-enabled system. The system allows cardiologists and other practitioners to access their patient`s complete cardio file, generate a report, and distribute it in a single session even in a remote location.

This software stores Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) images to the Image Archive Server as well as locally to the Application Server/Health Level Seven (HL7) Broker. Audio Video Interleave (AVI) images are also stored to the Application Server. Patient data is stored locally in a Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) Server database. Data can be encrypted using SQL Server encryption.

IBM Watson Health has undergone a rebrand to now be represented under the company name Merative.
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 v23.11
Decision Date: 11/03/2023 at 03:22:48 UTC
Aliases: Merative, IBM Watson Health
Introduced By: SCCM
Vendor Name: Merative
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (11/03/2023 at 03:22:48 UTC).