Harris Corporation Receives $9.6 Million Order for Program to Enhance U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs IT Systems

Sep 22, 2011, 08:00 ET from Harris Corporation

MELBOURNE, Fla. and WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --


  • Task order is first for Harris as part of T4 contracting vehicle.
  • Harris will enhance financial and administrative legacy systems within the Veterans Health Administration.  
  • Harris is a leading provider of IT solutions for the VA.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has selected Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) to provide product enhancements to six core financial and administrative legacy systems within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).  These six projects fall under the VA, OI&T, Health Administration Product Enhancement (HAPE) Portfolio Management Office.

Harris was awarded a six-month $9.6 million program with up to five six-month, separately priced options.  The program is part of the VA's T4 (Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology) contracting vehicle, which covers services designed to streamline and modernize VA operations, including patient care delivery at more than 150 VA hospitals.  Harris was one of eight companies in the large business category selected to participate in this 5-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quality (IDIQ) contract program for the VA.

"This initial T4 task order opens the door for Harris to deepen its long-standing commitment to facilitating high-quality, accessible patient care for our nation's Veterans through enhanced clinical, business and financial information systems," said Jim Traficant, president, Harris Healthcare Solutions.  "We will share our unique knowledge, skill and experience to help build IT solutions that ensure positive clinical outcomes and rewarding patient experiences for the Veterans at VA hospitals."

With subcontractors that include: CGI Federal, 7 Delta, abcISP, Doma Vector, Four Points Technologies, Halfaker and Associates, and Paragon TEC, the Harris team will  provide enhancements to six existing legacy applications.  They are:

  1. X12
  2. Fee Basis Purchased Care
  3. Credentialing and Privileging Enhancements (CAPE)
  4. ICD-10 Encounter Forms
  5. Occupational Health & Safety Management Information System (OHSMIS)
  6. Revenue Operations

"This project showcases the high levels of coordination and collaboration essential to achieving authentic healthcare transformation," Traficant said.  

This program is one of many Harris has implemented for the VA. Other programs have featured revenue consolidation and financial management services, medical imaging, bi-directional health information exchange, and virtualization of benefits enrollment and processing.  

A nationally recognized leader in federal healthcare IT integration, Harris also offers commercial providers a full range of interoperability solutions, including IT infrastructure and management, clinical workflow and analytics, health information exchange, 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 Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $6 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.

Forward-Looking Statements

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