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Harris Corporation and Johns Hopkins Medicine Announce Joint Venture to Develop Innovative Medical Image Management Solutions

MELBOURNE, Fla. and BALTIMORE, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --


  • Joint venture to innovate, implement and commercialize next generation of medical image management products and services.
  • Collaborative venture brings together leading clinicians and advanced engineering technologists.

Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, and Johns Hopkins Medicine today announced a joint venture to develop next-generation medical image management solutions.  The collaboration brings together Harris' industry-leading health information and security technologies with Johns Hopkins' renowned clinical expertise to fuel innovations in medical image management.

The Harris and Johns Hopkins venture will focus on developing medical image management solutions to be deployed by the Johns Hopkins Health System and later, to hospitals and health care providers around the country.  

"Our joint venture marks an unprecedented opportunity to develop new medical imaging services and solutions leveraging the information sciences at the point of care.  Harris is honored to collaborate with Johns Hopkins Medicine, one of the premier hospital and medical academic systems in the country," said Jim Traficant, vice president and general manager, Harris Healthcare Solutions.

About Johns Hopkins Medicine

Headquartered in Baltimore, Md., Johns Hopkins Medicine is a nearly $6 billion integrated global health enterprise and one of the leading academic medical centers in the United States.  A nonprofit, Johns Hopkins Medicine combines its 120-year commitment to community care with groundbreaking research, teaching and medical services to patients worldwide.  With more than 30,000 employees, Johns Hopkins Medicine is among Maryland's largest private employers and the largest in Baltimore City.  Johns Hopkins Medicine includes five academic and community hospitals and four suburban health care and surgery centers, employs more than 2,800 physicians and has more than 1.9 million outpatient visits annually. For 20 consecutive years, The Johns Hopkins Hospital has earned the top spot in U.S.News & World Report's annual rankings of more than 4,800 American hospitals, placing first in five medical specialties and in the top five in 10 others. To learn more please visit:

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 16,000 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

In healthcare solutions, Harris provides enterprise intelligence solutions and services for government and commercial customers — including systems integration, intelligent infrastructure, interoperability, imaging, and other 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.

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