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
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
"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
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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