Harris Corp. has been awarded a two-year, $19 million contract by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Information and Technology to create a wireless network infrastructure for medical centers nationwide.

Harris will design, install, validate and provide training for a secure wireless infrastructure to accommodate the voice, video, and real-time-location-services necessary for mobility. With all options exercised, Harris will deploy this infrastructure to 26 customer sites as part of one of the largest healthcare mobility infrastructure deployments — which will be among the largest wireless deployments in the world.

"The wireless infrastructure designed and installed by Harris will make secure, enterprise-wide healthcare mobility at medical centers a reality for the Department of Veterans Affairs," said Jim Traficant, president, Harris Healthcare Solutions. "It will be a crucial element in ensuring those who serve our nation's veterans have access to mission-essential data where and when they need it."

The Harris team includes subcontractors Advanced Management Strategies Group, Synaptek Corporation, and TL Services, Inc. The contract was awarded under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology contract vehicle.

A nationally recognized leader in healthcare IT integration, Harris delivers business intelligence, image management, health information exchange, workflow management, portals, managed services and systems integration. Harris solutions improve healthcare quality, safety, efficiency, cost and outcomes by ensuring that the right information travels, with security and privacy, to the right person, at the right time, on the right device, at the point of care.