Now healthcare providers and organizations can exchange patient information more securely on the National Health Information Network. Harris Corporation recently released the newest version of CONNECT software to do just that; it’s called CONNECT 2.4.
CONNECT 2.4 differs from previous software in that it is more secure, it is updated to the new NHIN specifications, and it is moving towards development platform neutrality. It was created under a contract for the Federal Health Architecture within the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
According to Jim Traficant, vice president of Harris Healthcare Solutions, “The CONNECT solution is improving healthcare quality, lowering costs and accelerating access to care and benefits by integrating health information across federal agencies and between federal agencies and the private sector.”
Which agencies are using the CONNECT software? The Social Security Administration was the first, going live back in February 2009. The Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs followed suit.