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:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... Nearly every ... promote eye health. These articles generally list between five and 15 foods that ... Kleyne endorses every one of these lists and believes that nutritious eye healthy ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... US Sport Camps is pleased to announce the ... in Norwalk, serves as the host site and directing the camps is PGA Professional ... had successful camps in recent years around Des Moines and are fortunate to have ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... 12, 2016 , ... The Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center (CCASC) invites teens ages 11-18 to ... of fun for teens with and without special needs to gather in a safe and ... event. The dance will take place on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... 12, 2016 , ... Basketball is a game for everyone, not just those ... series, sign language translation is featured in the top right of the screen. Every ... lessons has a sign language translator to teach kids the game and how to ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... Dignity Health named Dr. ... Emergency Room –Mesa. The new facility is licensed under Dignity Health Arizona ... Bingham is an excellent leader and will ensure our new freestanding emergency room delivers ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... Calif., Feb. 11, 2016 PRO-DEX, INC. (NasdaqCM: PDEX) ... ended December 31, 2015. The Company also filed its Quarterly ... year 2016 with the Securities and Exchange Commission today. ... 31, 2015 --> --> ... increased $2.6 million, or 95%, to $5.4 million from $2.8 ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... DUNKIRK, N.Y. , Feb. 11, 2016  Governor ... Athenex that will create 1,400 jobs throughout ... by a partnership with the SUNY Polytechnic Institute, includes ... the Conventus Building in Buffalo , ... square foot manufacturing facility in Dunkirk ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... , Feb. 11, 2016  MiMedx Group, Inc. ... utilizing human amniotic membrane and other birth tissues, human ... to develop and market advanced products and therapies, announced ... Markets, 2016 Global Healthcare Conference in New ... and CEO, Michael J. Senken , Chief Financial ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: