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New Harris Corporation Program Assists Healthcare Organizations in Implementing CONNECT Solution for NHIN Connectivity

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 General News J E 4
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WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) recently introduced Harris CONNECT Engineering Support Services (CESS) to help healthcare organizations rapidly implement the Federal Heath Architecture CONNECT solution – a gateway to the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN).  CESS enables healthcare organizations to quickly and securely exchange patient health information. The bundled offering includes CONNECT enterprise services installation, configuration and troubleshooting.

"As the developer of CONNECT, Harris has unique expertise and services to enable healthcare organizations to efficiently participate in the Nationwide Health Information Network," said Jim Traficant, vice president and senior executive of Harris Healthcare Solutions.  "The CONNECT Engineering Support Services are part of our ongoing commitment to advance NHIN connectivity and the federal health IT initiatives fueling healthcare transformation."

CESS is available to federal agencies through the General Services Administration, Contract Number GS-35F-0283J, and also to commercial users such as health information exchanges, regional health information organizations and the emerging statewide health information networks.

The open-source CONNECT solution was developed by Harris, with partners Agilex and Scenpro, under contract to the Federal Health Architecture within the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.  

Harris Healthcare Solutions provides enterprise intelligence solutions and services for government and commercial customers – including systems integration, intelligent infrastructure, advanced visualization and display, enterprise digital content management and IT solutions.  A leader in federal healthcare IT integration, Harris products, systems and services improve healthcare outcomes by assuring that critical medical and benefits information is delivered with security and privacy to the right person, on the right device, at the point of care.

About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets worldwide.  Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 15,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists.  Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services.  Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.

SOURCE Harris Corporation

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