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VA Technical Reference Model v 21.7

Remote Automated Laboratory System (RALS) Remote Connect
Remote Automated Laboratory System (RALS) Remote Connect 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: RALS Remote Connect (RRC) comprises two software programs intended to run on a Microsoft Windows Personal Computer (PC), making it an RRC Download Workstation. This software is used by the Point of Care Section as a middleware between healthcare devices and the core server. The RRC service uses PC serial or Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports to communicate with a local Point-of-Care (POC) instrument or device on the one side, and the PC Ethernet port on the other side to link the device via the network to a remote RALS server.

Data collected by this technology is stored on the user`s local drive until it is uploaded to a patient`s chart through, either unidirectional or bi-directional, Laboratory Information System (LIS).

The vendor Abbott, has taken over Alere/ Alere Informatics, and is therefore the new vendor for this technology.
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 been assessed by the Section 508 Office and found non-conformant. 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 Section508@va.gov. Please see reference tab for more information concerning product versions.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v21.3
Decision Date: 03/18/2021
Aliases: RALS-Web3, RRC
Introduced By: SCCM
Vendor Name: Abbott
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (03/18/2021).