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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Capsule Medical Device Information System (MDIS)
Capsule Medical Device Information System (MDIS) 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: Capsule MDIS, formerly called SmartLinx MDIS, is a data management solution that ties together users` medical devices across an enterprise into a unified system, captures and distributes patient clinical data, and also makes available operational data about the devices themselves. Access to, and communication of the data on each medical device is achieved by a library of Device Driver Interfaces (DDIs) (730+ of them) that read and translate device protocols. Additionally, Capsule MDIS can adapt data to the needs of receiving systems for clinical documentation, clinical decision support, alarm management, and clinical research through a process that provides data sampling, data selection, data adaptation, and additional context, like location and patient identification.

This software utilizes Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) Server to store data.

Please note that this software changed names from SmartLinx MDIS to Capsule MDIS in 2018.
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 v21.2
Decision Date: 02/19/2021 at 09:45:51 UTC
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: QUALCOMM
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (02/19/2021 at 09:45:51 UTC).