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PharmASSIST Automation Products Receive Security Certifications

Innovation has declared that their PharmASSIST product line has been awarded security certifications including the Authority to Operate (ATO) and Authority to Connect (ATC) to the Air Force Global Information Grid (AF-GIG). This grant was offered under the Department of Defense Information Assurance Accreditation and Certification Process (DIACAP).

The PharmASSIST product line includes workflow software, counting technologies and robotic dispensing and has been employed in around 130 pharmacies of the US Air Force, US Army, and Joint Forces. The earlier security grants for the company were offered in 2002 and the acquirement of ATO and ATC certifications has revealed Innovation’s dedication in delivering reliable and amenable automation solutions to the Department of Defense (DoD).

Mary Reno, CEO, Innovation has stated that their PharmASSIST Symphony software is the primary pharmacy automation product to obtain the DITSCAP Certificate of Networthiness and the U.S. Air Force’s Certificate to Operate She added that they had worked meticulously with the Information Assurance branch and the Air Force Medical Services for assuring that their automation products uphold the required level of security demanded by this certification. She added that her company is happy about offering software and hardware solutions which can effectively avoid medication faults and enhance the productivity of DoD pharmacies for meeting the ever-growing demands of the service industry.

In general, an ATO certification for a DoD Information System (IS) offered by a Designated Accrediting Authority (DAA) is for handling, storing and broadcasting information. The ATO authorization received by Innovation indicates that the PharmASSIST product has executed and complied with all the allocated controls of Information Assurance (IA) and is licensed and approved to carry out activities related to the mission.

The ATC certification of Innovation is the official authorization of Air Force-DAA for linking AF-GI to the system connection. This authorization is generally offered to those systems which can execute the tolerable outstanding risk after appropriate counter methods and safety measures are realized.


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