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VA Technical Reference Model v 20.8

CARESTREAM Vue PACS
CARESTREAM Vue PACS Technology

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Description: The CARESTREAM Vue Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) is an image-management software that provides scalable local and wide area PACS solutions for hospitals and related institutions. This technology archives, distributes, retrieves, and displays images and data from all hospital modalities and information systems.

This technology integrates with Electronic Medical Records (EMRs), Radiology Information Systems/Hospital Information Systems (RIS/HIS), and Health Level Seven (HL7) brokers to ingest patient demographic and clinical information. The system also connects to radiology modalities to ingest clinical images from various hospital departments.

The CARESTREAM PACS communications are based on the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) 3.0 standard. This enables the server to communicate with any DICOM 3.0 compliant products (such as scanners, workstations, hardcopy units). The server acts as a DICOM Provider, thus other stations can retrieve and send images to and from the server.

This technology utilizes an Oracle Database and its servers are stored on VA premises. DICOM image data from the modalities is stored on image cache on the PACS server attached to Storage Area Network/Network Attached Storage (SAN/NAS)-type storage technology. DICOM image metadata, HL7 patient, order, scheduling, and report information are stored in the PACS server`s database. Encryption is supported using self-encrypting hard drives or storage systems. A cloud option is also offered and supported, however, the vendor states that no Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) implementations have incorporated this option to date.

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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 v19.7
Decision Date: 07/16/2019
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Carestream Health, Inc.
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (07/16/2019).