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VA Technical Reference Model v 20.8

UniPOC Data Management System
UniPOC Data Management System 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: UniPOC Data Management System is a browser-based software application that allows users to manage a Point-of-Care (POC) program from any computer throughout a healthcare facility. This is a vendor-neutral connectivity product that interfaces hardware products with information systems. UniPOC includes configurable features to automatically or manually forward patient and Quality Control (QC) results to the Laboratory or Hospital Information System (LIS or HIS).

UniPOC is a web-based application hosted on VA premises. Data is not sent beyond the VA firewall. Patient test results and associated Protected Health Information (PHI) are stored in a Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) Server database. A bi-directional interface allows data to be uploaded from and downloaded to any supported instrument. The bi-directional interface is designed to help manage data and comply with laboratory standards and policies. Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) support was added with UniPOC 1.2 release.
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 Section508@va.gov.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v20.2
Decision Date: 02/03/2020
Aliases: UniPOC Software
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Siemens Healthcare
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (02/03/2020).