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Harris Corporation's Jim Traficant Addresses Florida Agency for Health Care Administration

Traficant: Advanced IT will Provide Immediate Access to Vital Patient


FALLS CHURCH, Va., June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jim Traficant, vice president of Harris Corporation's (NYSE: HRS) Healthcare Solutions business, recently addressed leaders of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), and provided a patient's perspective of healthcare policy. Traficant projected the impact Florida policy makers could have in transforming healthcare by enabling market forces, rewarding efficiency, and promoting a connected care-delivery network. The presentation was part of a Health Forum sponsored by Holly Benson, secretary of the Florida AHCA. Approximately 50 members of Secretary Benson's leadership team attended the forum.

During the presentation, Traficant also related his personal insight into the healthcare system as a two-time liver transplant survivor, as well as the fiscal and moral imperatives for accelerating the healthcare transformation in Florida and the U.S.

"The use of advanced information technology plays a critical role in ensuring immediate access to vital patient information, especially at the point of care," Traficant told attendees. "As leaders of Florida's healthcare community, you have a unique opportunity to accelerate the digital transformation of healthcare IT by delivering policies that will promote more efficient and secure medical information exchange that saves lives and reduces costs."

Prior to his presentation, Traficant met with Secretary Benson to discuss his unique perspective of challenges defining the current healthcare system and how policy and technology can shift the paradigm to patient-centric care. They also discussed the benefits of federal initiatives currently underway such as the new Nationwide Health Information Network-Connect (NHIN-C).

Harris announced in March that it was selected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to develop and integrate the NHIN-C solution. NHIN-C is part of the larger NHIN initiative and will enable federal healthcare agencies and healthcare providers to more efficiently and securely exchange patient information -- improving the quality of care and reducing costs. Harris, along with its teammates Agilex, Inc. and ScenPro, Inc., are developing NHIN-C.

Harris Healthcare Solutions provides enterprise intelligence solutions and services for commercial and government customers, including systems integration, intelligent infrastructure, advanced visualization and display, enterprise digital content management, and IT services solutions. Harris products, systems, and services improve health outcomes by assuring that critical medical 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 in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual revenue of more than $5 billion and 16,000 employees -- including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications(R) products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at

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