Harris is using its open-source CONNECT solution to modernize the Bidirectional Health Information Exchange (BHIE) and standardize its data exchange models as part of the BHIE Functional System Enhancement program. The exchange is a health enterprise integration capability employed by the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs to securely share patient information between agencies.

A new feature is the first-time ability to transfer medical imagery and associated studies over the exchange, along with artifacts from the DoD's global Healthcare Artifact and Image Management Solution system. The term "artifacts" refers to any type of captured image other than diagnostic medical imagery. This includes electronic scans of paper medical records, photographs and handwritten clinician notes, as well as electronic attachments from files or images and other documents related to patient care.

Source: PR Newswire