Harris Corporation has been awarded a multi-year $80.3 million contract by the Department of Veterans Affairs Technology Acquisition Center to help integrate electronic health records for two of the world’s largest healthcare systems — the VA and the Department of Defense. Harris will develop the system’s key Services Oriented Architecture (SOA), which will be released in early 2014.
The contract represents a breakthrough in interoperability as the VA and DoD join forces to streamline administration and record keeping, exchange health information, contain costs, track and manage care and enhance outcomes for millions of active duty and retired military personnel and their families.
“The VA/DoD electronic health record project promotes health information sharing across the full spectrum of military service—from active to retired service duty,” said Jim Traficant, president, Harris Healthcare Solutions. “It will enhance the health status of millions of service members whose move from military healthcare to the VA—or from one VA facility to another—sometimes involves waits and duplicate diagnostic testing. The SOA Suite architecture will create an enabling platform for unprecedented integration and communications to ensure a continuum of care across a service member’s lifetime.” [Read more…]