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Harris Healthcare Program CONNECT Honored; Jim Traficant Comments

Harris Corporation’s (NYSE: HRS) CONNECT program has won the 2010 “Innovation Award” in the Healthcare IT category from The Wall Street Journal.

CONNECT is an open source implementation of the Nationwide Health Information Network Specifications allowing federal agencies and healthcare providers to safely share patient information while improving care and cutting costs.

“It is a great honor for The Wall Street Journal to recognize the importance of the CONNECT system, ” said Jim Traficant, vice president and general manager, Harris Healthcare Solutions.  “Harris is committed to establishing CONNECT as the foundation for healthcare interoperability.  Giving care providers access to health records while protecting patient information is the first step toward a more cohesive healthcare system, lowering costs and improving quality of treatment.”

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