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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

HealthShare 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: HealthShare is a solution used for strategic interoperability and analytics for action within a single facility, or across a hospital network. This product provides Representational State Transfer (REST) services to multiple instances or an entire enterprise. HealthShare supports the standards and profiles required for interoperability and document-based health information exchange with other healthcare organizations, clinicians, and public health agencies. This software aggregates and normalizes clinical and demographic data, including documents, from multiple facilities and locations into a consistent, patient-centric record. The record can be made available in a variety of formats, including all major health information exchange standards.

HealthShare can connect to any database, Structured Query Language (SQL) or non SQL-based, or external cloud storage as it follows standard-based interoperability and open connectivity. This technology stores and transmits Personally Identifiable Information (PII)/Protected Health Information (PHI) data which can be stored in encrypted databases. However, the data can be de-identified when queried and displays the information requested by the user depending on the administrative rights that user has when submitting a query.

The TRM decisions in this entry only apply to technologies and versions owned, operated, managed, patched, and version-controlled by VA. This includes technologies deployed as software installations on VMs within VA-controlled cloud environments (e.g. VA Enterprise Cloud (VAEC)). Cloud services provided by the VAEC, which are listed in the VAEC Service Catalog, and those controlled and managed by an external Cloud Service Provider (i.e. SaaS) are not in the purview of the TRM. For more information on the use of cloud services and cloud-based products within VA, including VA private clouds, please see the Enterprise Cloud Solutions Office (ECSO) Portal at:

Note: VA is moving towards adoption of Intersystems HealthShare as a standard interfacing solution between VISTA and non-VISTA product technologies. Due to the vision of Electronic Health Record Management (eHRM), implementers of other VA and non-VA previously implemented solutions need to plan for the migration to use of HealthShare as a best practice for interfacing VISTA products to non-VISTA products.
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 Please see reference tab for more information concerning product versions.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v23.10
Decision Date: 10/10/2023 at 16:08:25 UTC
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: InterSystems
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (10/10/2023 at 16:08:25 UTC).