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Harris Corporation Awarded Contract to Provide Engineering and Enterprise Support to Veteran Affairs's VistA Imaging System

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 3:34am
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MELBOURNE, Fla. and WASHINGTON, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Highlights:

  • System serves more than 1.3 million patients and captures more than 35 million images each month
  • Critical component of VA's mission to provide multimedia patient health records at point of care
  • One of the most comprehensive and widely implemented Picture Archival and Communications Systems (PACS) available

Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a contract by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to continue providing advanced software engineering and enterprise support to the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) Imaging System.  This multi-year contract was originally awarded to Harris in August 2008.

The VistA Imaging System is an enterprise-wide information system that integrates clinical images, scanned documents, and other non-textual data into a patient's electronic medical record, as well as providing long-term storage.  VistA Imaging combines traditional clinical information with images of all kinds, including X-rays, pathology slides, cardiology motion views, wound photos, dental and dermatology-related images, medical data in standard video formats, and any type of scanned document needed to complete a patient's chart.  The system works in all federated computing architectures, enabling it to be used in multi-vendor imaging environments without the need for  custom interfaces – ensuring interoperability and reliable data exchange.

"VistA Imaging provides clinicians with the information they need at the point of care to deliver quality treatment for our Veterans," said Jim Traficant, vice president and general manager, Harris Healthcare Solutions.  "Harris

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