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Harris Corporation Awarded Contract to Develop National Health Information Exchange Gateway for Sharing Patient Records
Date:3/20/2008

Company's Enterprise Intelligence Approach Applied to Healthcare IT in Support of Federal Agencies and Healthcare Providers Will Improve Quality

of Care While Reducing Costs

FALLS CHURCH, Va., March 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to develop and integrate an open-source, National Health Information Exchange Gateway solution. The Gateway, part of the larger National Health Information Network initiative, will enable federal healthcare agencies and healthcare providers to more quickly and easily share patient information -- improving the quality of care and reducing costs.

Initially, the Gateway will connect government healthcare providers within the Department of Defense, Veterans Administration, Social Security Administration, and Indian Health Service to provide access and exchange of vital patient medical records. The second phase of the Gateway deployment will move the core components into the public domain, essentially creating a World Wide Web for healthcare information exchange among providers of all specialties and sizes.

Under the contract, Harris will provide the Gateway Core Services, customized software that can be easily downloaded by providers to quickly enable connection to the National Health Information Network; and a Software Development Kit which enables providers to customize the Gateway while connected to the network.

"Too many people die in the U.S. each year as a result of medical errors, and more than 30 percent of today's crippling healthcare costs are tied to overhead activities such as m
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