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VA Technical Reference Model v 23.9

Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) Scan
Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) Scan 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: Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) Scan is a desktop and mobile application. This technology captures patient images, video, and demographics from Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) and non-DICOM sources (such as paper, film, Compact Discs (CDs), and other electronic media), associates the information with existing patient records, and sends it to any PACS, Electronic Health Record (EHR), or Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA).

This technology stores an audit log (detailing who logged into the application) as well as patient information that is attached to a scanned document, digitized film, electronic form, or captured image, within the program itself. No database is utilized.

This entry covers the Desktop Edition of this technology and not any mobile versions. Please note that the implementation of mobile technology applications that operate on Mobile Operating Systems must be reviewed and approved by the Mobile Technology and Endpoint Security Engineering Team:

Note: This technology does not utilize a database. Data is stored locally on machine hard drive.
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 v22.10
Decision Date: 10/05/2022
Aliases: PACS Scan; PacsSCAN
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Hyland Healthcare
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (10/05/2022).