Navigation Links
Social Security Administration First to Go Live With CONNECT Solution for Nationwide Health Information Network
Date:4/6/2009

Rapid, Secure Exchange of Healthcare Information Will Speed Claims Processing

CHICAGO, April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- (HIMSS'09, Booth #3974) -- The Social Security Administration is realizing significant reductions in the time required to obtain medical records to support the processing of disability claims through the use of the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) CONNECT solution developed by Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS). CONNECT is an implementation of the NHIN specification that enables federal agencies and healthcare providers to quickly and securely exchange patient information electronically over the network. The announcement was made during the HIMSS'09 Healthcare IT Conference and Exhibition being held April 4-8 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

In February, the Social Security Administration (SSA) was the first federal agency to go into limited production on NHIN using CONNECT, in partnership with MedVirginia - one of the most electronically integrated communities of healthcare providers in the country. During 2009, the number of federal agencies participating in CONNECT will be expanded from 6 to as many as 14. In addition to the SSA, limited production pilots are planned by other federal agencies.

"The Social Security Administration is a federal leader leveraging healthcare information technology to accomplish their nationally important mission," said Jim Traficant, vice president of Harris Healthcare Solutions. "CONNECT delivers secure and seamless health information exchange between federal agencies and with providers in the private sector while assuring patient privacy. CONNECT has the capacity to transform care and benefits delivery for people in need, including our wounded warriors, veterans and their families."

CONNECT consists of 10 core NHIN gateway services and a software development kit that enables providers to customize their interface. The software was released for general availability by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in February. As a result, federal agencies and healthcare providers can create adapters to connect their edge systems to the NHIN and thereby maximize usefulness and productivity within their specific enterprise.

Harris - teamed with partners Agilex Technologies, Inc., Sun Microsystems, Inc., and Scenpro, Inc. - was awarded the original development and integration contract for CONNECT in March of 2008 by the Federal Health Architecture. Harris is also demonstrating CONNECT at its booth during HIMSS'09.

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 $5.4 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 www.harris.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Harris Corporation
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Baxa Corporation Gets Social With Facebook and LinkedIn
2. Social Security Disability Applicants' Wait for Benefits Continues
3. Harsh Impact of Social Security Delays for People With Disabilities: United Spinal Associations Peggy Hathaway Testifies Before Congress
4. Indian Sanitation Innovator and Social Reformer Awarded 2009 Stockholm Water Prize
5. Getting Social Security Disability Benefits Isn't Simple, Even After Approval
6. CDC analysis finds unique social and behavior intervention helps reduce MRSA rates up to 62 percent
7. Robin Leedy & Associates Hires Director of Social Media
8. Heightened level of amygdala activity may cause social deficits in autism
9. Jury Convicts Former Social Worker of Defrauding The Department of Veterans Affairs and Obstructing Justice
10. Agent for Social Change to Lead Nations Largest Membership Organization
11. Older adults more impaired by social drinking
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/20/2017)... ... September 20, 2017 , ... Five consumer packaged goods (CPG) products were selected ... different categories. Nopavera Plus was named to the short list in the ... West 2017 during presentations at SupplySide Central on Sept. 27 and 28 at Mandalay ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... , ... September 20, 2017 , ... “The Trials I ... and tribulations as he emotionally pens his aspirations and goals to better one’s life ... published author, Jimmy Green, while searching in all the wrong places, found a love ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... ... ... “Psalms of Humidity”: is a fascinating depiction of daily struggles and the inspirational solutions ... God. “Psalms of Humidity” is the creation of published author, David Waldrop, an imperfect ... are the very same things that have shaped him into the man that he ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... ... September 19, 2017 , ... With a series of fundraising ... than $15,000 in just a couple of weeks for those affected by Hurricane ... instructor seminars, organizers expect to double those initial funds with the “Submit Harvey” ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... BETHESDA, MD (PRWEB) , ... September 19, 2017 ... ... of Environmental Compliance and Safety for the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) Africa ... of USAID’s Innovation to Action Award. , The Innovation to Action Award, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/6/2017)...   PDI , a leader in infection prevention ... educational session focused on the role of chlorhexidine gluconate ... the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association for ... the Phoenix Convention Center in ... will also feature PDI,s Prevantics® Device Swab ...
(Date:9/5/2017)... , Sept. 5, 2017  Getinge, a leading ... a vibrant charitable donation program -- "Color for ... congenital heart defect research by The Children,s Heart ... the general public are encouraged to download a ... the completed artwork to the gallery on the ...
(Date:9/1/2017)... , Sept. 1, 2017  Bayer will present the latest ... Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2017 Congress, September 8-12 in ... include new preclinical and clinical data on Bayer,s marketed portfolio ... pipeline projects. "We ... minds in cancer research at ESMO," said Carsten Brunn ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: