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Harris Corporation Awarded Contract to Develop Eye Injury and Vision Registry for Defense Department

WASHINGTON Jan. 31, 2011

Highlights:

  • Registry a key component of treatment for returning veterans with eye injuries
  • Clinicians can better diagnose and treat individual patients using proven techniques
  • Harris legacy with DoD and VA uniquely positioned company for win

Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a one-year contract by Base Technologies, Inc., to support the development of the Defense and Veterans Eye Injury and Vision Registry (DVEIVR) for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).  The registry will track the occurrence, treatment, and outcomes of all eye injuries or visual dysfunction experienced by members of the Armed Forces while serving on active duty.

DVEIVR seamlessly aggregates data from several military service member and veteran health systems to create an integrated view of injury-specific statistics and treatments.  With access to this consolidated registry, clinicians can better diagnose and treat individual patients using proven techniques, and also maintain more accurate and up-to-date patient-specific information.  As the first major patient registry to be shared by the DoD and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the DVEIVR enables comprehensive and coordinated vision care from prevention and diagnosis through treatment and rehabilitation.  The registry will allow both agencies to focus research more effectively, analyze long-term outcomes, assess intervention strategies, and establish guidelines for optimal care.

Jim Traficant

The DVEIVR program will support the requirements of the National Defense and Authorization Act of 2008, which established a Vision Center of Excellence (VCE) dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, and rehabilitation of military eye injuries.

Harris Healthcare Solutions provides secure enterprise intelligence solutions and services for government and commercial customers — including systems integration, intelligent infrastructure, advanced visualization and display, enterprise digital content management and IT solutions. A leader in federal healthcare IT integration, Harris products, systems and services improve healthcare outcomes by assuring that critical medical and benefits information is delivered with security and privacy to the right person, on the right device, at the point of care.

About Harris Corporation

Melbourne, Florida $5 billion assured communications www.harris.com

SOURCE Harris Corporation

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