WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Registry a key component of treatment for returning veterans with eye injuries
- Clinicians can better diagnose and treat individual patients using proven techniques
- Harris legacy with DoD and VA uniquely positioned company for win
Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a one-year contract by Base Technologies, Inc., to support the development of the Defense and Veterans Eye Injury and Vision Registry (DVEIVR) for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The registry will track the occurrence, treatment, and outcomes of all eye injuries or visual dysfunction experienced by members of the Armed Forces while serving on active duty.
DVEIVR seamlessly aggregates data from several military service member and veteran health systems to create an integrated view of injury-specific statistics and treatments. With access to this consolidated registry, clinicians can better diagnose and treat individual patients using proven techniques, and also maintain more accurate and up-to-date patient-specific information. As the first major patient registry to be shared by the DoD and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the DVEIVR enables comprehensive and coordinated vision care from prevention and diagnosis through treatment and rehabilitation. The registry will allow both agencies to focus research more effectively, analyze long-term outcomes, assess intervention strategies, and establish guidelines for optimal care.
"This collaboration between the DoD and the VA is an important milestone in improving the treatment of our wounded warriors," said Jim Traficant, vice president and general manager, Harris Healthcare Solutions. "Harris is helping the DoD to develop this registry as a support tool for research, treatment, and development of clinical best practices."
The DVEIVR program will support the requirements of the National Defense and Authorization Act of 2008, which established a Vision Center of Excellence (VCE) dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, and rehabilitation of military eye injuries.
Harris Healthcare Solutions provides secure enterprise intelligence solutions and services for government and commercial customers — including systems integration, intelligent infrastructure, advanced visualization and display, enterprise digital content management and 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.
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 www.harris.com.
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