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VA Technical Reference Model v 23.9

CareTone Internet Protocol (IP) Management System (CIMS)
CareTone Internet Protocol (IP) Management System (CIMS) Technology

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Description: The CareTone Internet Protocol (IP) Management System (CIMS) allows clinicians to connect CareTone Ultra IP Stethoscope senders and receivers together over an Internet Protocol (IP) network. CIMS operates independently without the need for a data channel from a video conferencing system or computer at each clinical location. The CareTone Adapter allows senders and receivers to have individually assigned IP addresses without the need for a computer. The CareTone Adapter connects to any CareTone Ultra Stethoscope, and connects to a local area network through the RJ45 Ethernet connector on the adapter. The CareTone Stethoscope, along with CIMS, allow organizations to connect several stethoscopes in any configuration from hospital-to-clinic, clinic-to-clinic, hospital-to-home, clinic-to-home, and ambulance-to-hospital.

Note: The product and vendor do not have active websites at the time of writing.
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 v22.11
Decision Date: 11/30/2022
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: American TeleCare
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (11/30/2022).