The National Adult Maltreatment Reporting System (NAMRS) Pilot was designed and developed to test the capacity to collect administrative data from state adult protective services (APS) agencies, which in turn could be transformed into information that would provide knowledge to the field on the extent and underlying features of abuse, neglect, mistreatment, and exploitation of vulnerable adults. The NAMRS Pilot design was founded upon several technical development concepts and strategies. These strategies provided insight into the key abstractions and mechanisms used in the systems architecture. The NAMRS Pilot was a modern data system utilizing state-of-the-art concepts and technologies. The major concepts used strongly support data quality, data integrity, data security, ease of operation, and effective access to the data.
Purpose of the Document
The purpose of this document is to provide technical details for the NAMRS Pilot that will serve as a guide for the operation and maintenance of the system. This document addresses the details of how aggregate and case-level administrative data were submitted, validated, and stored in the NAMRS Pilot system. The guide is focused on helping the system architects, developers, and designers understand the technical details and concepts of the NAMRS Pilot.
Organization of the Document
This document describes the main components of the NAMRS Pilot. Each component will be discussed in detail and the discussion will be framed in four parts:
Function--What was the function of the component and how was it implemented?
Access--Which users/components could access the component, and which users/components did the component access?
Security--What security measures were implemented by the component?
Configuration--Where appropriate, there is a section that explains how configuration data was stored.