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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

bioPoint Barcode Point of Care (BPOC)
bioPoint Barcode Point of Care (BPOC) Technology

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Description: Barcode Point of Care (BPOC) is an electronic solution that enables physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to record medication administration and documentation electronically offline. This software was designed specifically for Veterans Affairs (VA) to mimic the bioPoint Barcode Medications Administration System (BCMA) when BCMA and Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) are unavailable.

A Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) Server database is used by the BPOC application for local storage of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Protected Health Information (PHI) and is used to track medication orders and administrations. The SQL databases will be located on workstations located at the individual nursing stations to ensure data access when there are VistA or Local Area Network (LAN) outages. To comply with Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2, all PII/PHI data contained in the application database is encrypted.
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: 11/14/2022 at 02:06:18 UTC
Aliases: BioPoint BPOC; BPOC
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Advarra
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (11/14/2022 at 02:06:18 UTC).