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[bioontology-support] US Department of Veterans Affairs- NCBO Annotator

Shahanaz, Thasin N. (BAH) Thasin.Shahanaz at
Tue May 9 11:55:16 PDT 2017


My name is Thasin and I am contacting you on behalf of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs with questions regarding ONE of your products/technologies which is being requested by one of our facilities.  Your email address was given as the point of contact, so your help is kindly appreciated.

I am currently researching your product and your company, and would please like some clarification on the following product:

1.       NCBO Annotator

In order for us to update this technology as soon as possible, it must first be vetted (an analysis of the product must be completed for the One-VA TRM).

Can you please answer the below questions for the above product?

Questions are as follows:

1) Can you please provide associated User Manual/Installation Guide of your technology?

2)  Are there any software components needed for this technology?
i.e Modules and/or applications that cannot be downloaded separately; consisting of utilities that are not standalone, but need the technology to work.

3)  What kind of licensing is needed, if any?  Is it Freeware?  Open Source?  Is there a free trial period?

4)  What operating systems are supported? Please list server/client.
i.e macOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Windows (client), Windows (server), CentOS Linux

5)  Does the technology connect to other devices or other hardware systems (i.e servers)?  If  yes, could you please provide the server type and connection details (i.e. Microsoft SQL server, MySQL, IIS etc)?

6)  Are there any runtime dependencies? (software only)
  i.e. A dependency is a technology this is needed by this technology that must be installed separately such as .NET Framework, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Access etc.

 7)  Are there any companion technologies associated with this product?
i.e. Other technologies that are packaged with this entry (that can be downloaded and used separately) as well as any technical standard that this entry supports (e.g. HTTP, XML, PDF, CSV, TCP/IP, S-HTTP etc.)

8)  What is the latest version numbers and major release dates for this product?

9)  Does this product comply with VA Regulations and protect PII (Personal Identifiable Information) and PHI (Protected Health Information)?

10)  *VERY IMPORTANT*Does the technology store any data, and if so, how does it store data? Is data stored locally or in a database? What information/data is stored? Can you please explain the flow of data (i.e. how data is sent to storage and stored) and the database details (i.e. the type of database)? Does it support data encryption? What type of encryption?

11) Does this technology use a cloud? If yes, please provide cloud details.

12)  Is the technology HIPAA compliant, Meaningful Use certified, or Section 508 compliant?

Have a wonderful day! Thank you so much for your time.

Thasin Shahanaz

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