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Harris Corporation Named a Leader in Packaged Health Information Exchange Solutions by IDC Health Insights


  • IDC Health Insights named Harris a leader in health information exchange among 10 selected for review.
  • Assessment highlights Harris' core technologies that enable workflow within legacy applications and between HIEs and EMRs.
  • Report concludes that health information organizations seeking health information exchange solutions should consider Harris as a vendor.

MELBOURNE, FL/WASHINGTON, October 8, 2012 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, today announced that it has been recognized as a leader in the packaged health information exchange (HIE) solutions segment by IDC Health Insights in its recent analysis, "IDC MarketScape: U.S. Health Information Exchange Packaged Solutions 2012 Vendor Assessment, Doc# HI235830, July 2012."

Vendors were selected for review based on estimated market share and potential for growth. The report examined vendors that offer packaged solutions consisting of modular software bundled with implementation, training, and support services. Packaged solutions, the report noted, seek to reduce the risk of uncertainty related to project scope, timelines, and cost.

The analysis conducted by Lynne Dunbrack, program director, Connected Health IT, IDC Health Insights, concluded that health information organizations "seeking a combination of interoperable HIE technology, composite applications that support clinician workflow, and clinical and financial dashboards that present actionable information aggregated across the enterprise should consider Carefx."

Carefx, acquired by Harris in 2011, was recognized in the report as a leader for capabilities and strategies among the 10 vendors evaluated based on vendor briefings, customer references and secondary research. IDC Health Insights provides business and IT decision-makers within healthcare organizations with fact-based research that informs and supports critical business decisions. For more information about IDC Health Insights and IDC MarketScape visit www.idc-hi.com.

"A key differentiator [between Harris and its competitors] is that in addition to core HIE technology and composite applications, Carefx provides context management technology that complies with Clinical Context Object Workgroup standard, thus enabling workflow within the healthcare organizations' legacy applications and between the HIE and EMRs," Dunbrack wrote. "Harris has deep experience in the Nationwide Health Information Network. Harris was the prime developer of the CONNECT Gateway and was an active participant on the Direct Project. Harris deployed Direct Secure Messaging at Florida HIE, the first statewide HIE to use Direct for secure messaging between clinicians."

"The IDC MarketScape study confirms that Harris' acquisition of Carefx strengthened our position as a leading provider of packaged HIE solutions," said Tony Galluscio, vice president, Harris Healthcare Solutions. "As the HIE market continues to mature, with more private and state-wide organizations realizing the immense benefit to patients, clinicians, and administrators, Harris will continue to lead the industry through a focus on delivering the right information right at the point of care."

A nationally recognized leader in healthcare IT integration, Harris offers a full range of interoperability solutions, including IT infrastructure and management, clinical workflow and analytics, HIE, and imaging. Harris solutions improve healthcare 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 IDC MarketScapes
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

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 $5.5 billion of annual revenue and about 15,000 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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Sean McCabe
The Pinkston Group for Harris Healthcare

Jim Burke
Harris Corporation

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