Harris Healthcare Solutions Achieves Critical Milestone In Secure Exchange Of Health Information

Press Release | Harris Corporation | October 7, 2013


  • Realizes VA and DoD’s commitment to provide systems that enable seamless transition and continuity of care for active duty service members and veterans.
  • Harris’ Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Suite solution supports this commitment.
  • SOA Suite provides foundation for legacy system modernization and integration of new capabilities across VA and DoD.

October 07, 2013 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

MELBOURNE, Fla. & WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has successfully deployed its Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Suite solution enabling the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) to securely exchange health information. The SOA Suite is now “production capable” which means it is certified and available to register clinical or business process applications and manage communications.

The deployment is a critical milestone in a multi-year, $80 million healthcare integration contract awarded to Harris in March 2012. The SOA Suite enables the seamless communication between disparate healthcare applications at the VA and DoD, allowing information sharing and clinical collaboration never before possible between the agencies.

Harris’ SOA Suite helps the VA and DoD exchange health information to manage care and enhance outcomes for millions of active duty and retired military personnel and their families. It also fosters a new era in technical innovation for the agencies, allowing them to rapidly integrate and test new clinical applications before making them available to the healthcare community.

“Harris supports the goal of providing a seamless transition for active service members from the DoD’s healthcare system to the VA’s healthcare system upon their transition from active duty. Millions of service members and their families can begin to experience continuity of care for the first time ever,” stated Dr. Vishal Agrawal, president, Harris Healthcare Solutions. “Harris’ SOA Suite solution provides a solid foundation for business process interoperability between the VA and DoD healthcare systems.”

A nationally recognized leader in clinical connectivity, collaboration, and intelligence solutions, Harris offers a full range of interoperability solutions, including IT infrastructure and management, clinical workflow and analytics, health information exchange, and imaging. Harris solutions improve health-care quality, safety, efficiency, cost and outcomes by ensuring that the right information travels, with security and privacy, to the right person, at the right time, 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 125 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion in annual revenue and about 14,000 employees — including 6,000 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 harris.com.

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Harris Healthcare Solutions
Eileen Cassidy Rivera, 703-610-4216
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Harris Corporation
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