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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

DSS CyberREN 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: CyberREN is a renal patient care information management system with features that address the broad range of functionality required by clinics and hospitals engaged in the treatment of all phases of kidney disease. CyberREN is used by health care professionals in all disciplines providing care to chronic kidney disease, renal replacement therapy, and kidney transplantation patients.

CyberREN uses a Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) Server database to store data. This technology uses Thin Client, tablet, or browser based systems to graphically present information at the point of care (POC). CyberREN communicates with Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) using a Health Level 7 (HL7) feed through Integration Framework (DSIHW).

Information is entered into CyberREN by the dialysis user, then that information is sent back to VistA/Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) to create notes, lab orders, lab results, pharmacy orders, progress notes. Dialysis users are able to see patient information in CyberREN due to HL7 messages communicating the patient`s demographics, labs, meds, problem list, diagnoses, etc. from VistA/CPRS. Patient information is also stored in the CyberREN database, which is always in the VA network, to be used for reporting, etc. Any access to the database containing the medical record is protected at the database authorization security level.

This entry covers the Desktop Edition of this technology and not any mobile versions. Please note that the implementation of mobile technology application that operates on Mobile Operating System must be reviewed and approved by the Mobile Technology and Endpoint Security Engineering Team:
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 v21.10
Decision Date: 10/07/2021 at 00:48:27 UTC
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Document Storage Systems, Inc (DSS)
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (10/07/2021 at 00:48:27 UTC).