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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

MAESTRO System Software
MAESTRO System Software 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: The MAESTRO System Software provides a way for users to program MED-EL cochlear implants from the MAX Programing Interface. This technology is designed to simplify the fitting process of the cochlear implants with a variety of features and designs that are specifically created for the convenience of the patient. Additionally, this technology transfers data by connecting to a Personal Computer (PC) via Universal Serial Bus (USB).

All data generated with MAESTRO are saved in an encrypted database that contains patient data and administrative data. This technology is compatible with SQLite and Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) Server. SQLite is a single-file database (.db3) optimized for use on a local drive on the computer and is recommended if only one computer uses the database. Microsoft SQL Server is optimized for networking and is recommended if several computers use the same database.

Please note that there is no specific product page for this technology and thus the vendor webpage is used in its place.
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: Section 508 does not apply. This product is considered Medical Technology as defined by the VA in the Medical Device Isolation Architecture (MDIA). For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
Decision: View Decisions

Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v23.9
Decision Date: 09/21/2023 at 12:07:38 UTC
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: MED-EL
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (09/21/2023 at 12:07:38 UTC).