[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

Harris Corporation has been authorized to deploy a solution that enables the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) to share electronic health records.  

Harris completed the Critical Design Review process and achieved Authorization to Operate for the initial deployment of the Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) suite that will support information sharing between the VA and the DoD. The SOA will enable new types of clinical collaboration and integration of legacy data in standard interfaces that help users to exchange information in real time, without needing to change source data or displays.

The Authorization to Operate enables Harris to deploy the solution in facilities in San Antonio, Texas and Hampton Roads, Virginia. The rollout approach helps to optimize the capability before deploying it more broadly to VA and DoD facilities worldwide.

The authorization is part of a multi-year, $80 million healthcare integration contract awarded to Harris in March 2012.   

The VA and DoD have a complex suite of healthcare information systems, as well as two hundred local data centers.

[Image courtesy: US Department of Defense]