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Harris Healthcare Lead Jim Traficant Breaks Down New Florida Deal

Jim Traficant

Harris (NYSE:HRS) has reached a four-year, $19 million agreement with Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) to put a statewide health information exchange (HIE) infrastructure in place aimed at improving the delivery and coordination of health care.

According to the firm, “the Harris solution will connect health entities across Florida — including physicians, hospitals, regional health information exchanges, and state government agencies – and provide timely, secure, and authorized exchange of patient health information. By leveraging Harris’ open, standards-based solution, the state can efficiently adapt to health policies and technologies, minimize the total cost of ownership, and build on existing regional investments for a connected Florida HIE.”

“Transforming health care requires a fully connected health information framework, ” said Jim Traficant, vice president and general manager, Harris Healthcare Solutions. “Florida is one of the largest states in the country, with a significant aging and transient population. The Florida HIE can become a model for the U.S. by improving patient safety and quality while lowering costs through connected and secure health care information.”

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