Defense, national intelligence and government communications systems and information technology developer Harris Corp., of Melbourne, Fla., has announced its intention to move into the healthcare IT market.
More than three-fourths (77% or $919 million) of the company's $1.2 billion fiscal year first quarter revenue (through Sept. 28, 2007), the most recent period for which financial reports are available, were from two business segments, defense communications and electronics and government communications, according to the company. The latter segment includes what the company described as a growth area: "classified development programs for National Intelligence customers."
Jim Traficant, vice president of new business unit, called Harris Healthcare Solutions, said in a news statement its mission was "to deliver enterprise intelligence solutions and services for military and private healthcare clients, and in helping to improve healthcare delivery at the point of care for our veterans here at home as well as our troops serving around the globe."
According to the company, Harris will adapt to use by hospitals and oncology/radiology specialists its imaging technologies currently deployed in U.S. military and intelligence satellites.