Harris introduces CESS for NHIN Connectivity to help Healthcare Organizations


Harris Corporation, a leader in federal healthcare IT integration, introduced Harris CONNECT Engineering Support Services (CESS) to help healthcare organizations for implementing the Federal Heath Architecture CONNECT solution i.e. a gateway to the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN). CESS enables healthcare organizations to quickly and securely exchange patient health information. The bundled offering includes CONNECT enterprise services installation, configuration and troubleshooting.

Jim Traficant, vice president and senior executive of Harris Healthcare Solutions, stated, as the developer of CONNECT, Harris has unique expertise and services to enable healthcare organizations to efficiently participate in the Nationwide Health Information Network. The CONNECT Engineering Support Services are part of our ongoing commitment to advance NHIN connectivity and the federal health IT initiatives fueling healthcare transformation.

CESS is available to federal agencies through the General Services Administration, and also to commercial users such as health information exchanges, regional health information organizations and the emerging statewide health information networks.

The open-source CONNECT solution was developed by Harris, with partners Agilex and Scenpro, under contract to the Federal Health Architecture within the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.