Matthew Holt

NantHealth buys Harris: Why?

Yesterday Harris Corporation sold its health care operation–mostly based around the former CareFx HIE product (now named FusionFx)–to Patrick Soon Shiong’s NantHealth. This follows close on the heels of NantHealth’s cross-investment in Allscripts, which of course has its own HIE product DBMotion. While NantHealth’s strategy under Soon-Shiong’s grand vision is extremely wide (and a little tough to predict) it certainly involves moving huge amounts of data around.

But what does Harris do in health? I’ve had an interview in the can from April 2015 with Eileen Rivera, VP of Marketing at Harris, which explains what they do and gives some hints as to why NantHealth decided it needed them. So this is as good as time as any to release it!

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