Audacious Inquiry (AI) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract by Harris Corporation to support the implementation of a statewide health information exchange (HIE) infrastructure in the state of Florida. The project, awarded to Harris by Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) under a four-year, $19 million contract, is intended to improve the delivery and coordination of healthcare throughout the state.
AI brings to the Harris team an intimate knowledge of best practices surrounding state-level HIE implementation and adoption through the firm’s extensive work with CRISP, Maryland’s HIE, as well as interoperability and EMR implementation experience with healthcare provider organizations. AI team members will be staffing the positions of Adoption & Outreach Coordinator and Deputy Program Manager on the Harris team.
The solution to be implemented in Florida will leverage CONNECT, the open-source/standards-based platform that Harris developed for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, to facilitate connectivity to the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN). This approach will enable AHCA to efficiently adapt to changing health policies and technologies, while minimizing the total cost of ownership and building on existing regional investments in a connected Florida HIE.
About Harris Corporation: Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
In healthcare solutions, Harris provides enterprise intelligence solutions and services for commercial and government customers, including interoperability, imaging, managed services infrastructure, systems and cyber integration, and informatics. Harris products, systems, and services improve health outcomes by ensuring that the right information is delivered with security and privacy to the right person, on the right device, at the point of care. For more information on Harris Healthcare Solutions, please visit harris.com/healthcare.
About Audacious Inquiry: Audacious Inquiry is a management and technology consulting firm with domain expertise in health information systems, web application development and analytical services. The company works in partnership with client organizations, including healthcare provider organizations, businesses, non-profit associations, and government organizations to maximize positive outcomes and minimize the risks of the practical application of information technology. The company is based in the UMBC Research and Technology Park, bwtech@UMBC, in Baltimore, Maryland. Additional information on AI is available at www.ainq.com.