NantHealth Acquires Harris Healthcare Solutions | Business Wire

CULVER CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NantHealth, a subsidiary of NantWorks, LLC, today announced it's

completed the acquisition of Harris Corporation’s (NYSE:HRS) commercial

Healthcare Solutions business, a clinical systems integration innovator.

Harris retained its government healthcare services business.

NantHealth’s existing cOS, eviti and omics platforms, combined with

Harris’ FusionFX® suite of products, delivers on the promise of whole

health systems integration and revolutionizes the

patient-clinician experience by bringing molecular medicine insights

directly to the point-of-care. The acquisition follows closely on the

heels of NantHealth’s strategic alliance with Allscripts and their

dbMotion semantics engine. Financial terms of the transaction weren't


“The acquisition of Harris Healthcare Solutions, our largest transaction

to date, brings unique and proven technology with a large global

footprint that significantly furthers our stated goal to improve patient

outcomes by efficiently providing physicians with integrated, clinically

relevant patient-centric information in real-time,” said Dr. Patrick

Soon-Shiong, Executive Chairman and Founder of NantHealth. “At the same

time, we've added an extensive client base of leading clinical and

health IT innovators across North America and Europe, as well as a

talented and experienced leadership team. The transaction represents a

strategic step toward realizing our vision of providing personalized,

precision medicine across the continuum of care.”

The FusionFX® platform builds and markets disruptive technology that

provides next-generation health information exchange, interoperability,

and insights to healthcare organizations around the world. The solutions

enable healthcare organizations to integrate disparate data sources and

leverage existing IT investments to create cross-organizational,

cross-system, cross-continuum of care processes and workflows. Its

scalable platform eliminates redundancies and administrative legwork and

improves quality of care by streamlining access to the right information

at the right time.

“Harris Healthcare Solutions has proven solutions over a large customer

base with a global presence. The business has already demonstrated how

to successfully tackle the industry’s number one IT challenge: the

seamless integration of disparate systems to present an accurate and

complete view of patient data. Together, the combined entity can

accelerate our shared vision of revolutionizing the patient-clinician

experience by bringing new medical insights to the point of care,” said

Bob Watson, President of NantHealth.

HCS is a trusted partner to more than 75 clients and 100,000 clinicians

worldwide. Strategic partners testify to HCS’s trusted presence in the

marketplace, the technology’s value and the ability to link

sophisticated and diverse IT environments. HCS collaborates with many of

the industry’s most innovative health systems including Advocate Health

Care, Kaiser Permanente, Allina Health, Presence Health, Cleveland

Clinic, University Health Network, National Health System (NHS), with

key international channel partnerships with British Telecom (UK) and

TELUS (Canada). Harris’ application suite is driving some of the world’s

largest clinically integrated networks such as to the coordination of

care across the province of Ontario, Canada. Included in this suite is

FusionOS™, a Service Oriented Architecture (SoA) interoperability

platform originally developed to rapidly integrate clinical applications

across the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department

of Defense.

“We're excited to join forces with NantHealth,” said Vishal Agrawal,

MD, former President, Harris Healthcare Solutions and now, Senior Vice

President at NantHealth. “Together, we become a healthcare informatics

powerhouse with the resources and scale to deliver even greater value to

our clients. Moreover, our combined technology solutions connect

molecular medicine, to clinical care and to the patient’s home.”

Advanced Technology Platform

HCS brings to NantHealth the industry’s most advanced community wide,

vendor-neutral clinical collaboration suite. The platform includes:

A. FusionFX® – Delivering patient-centric healthcare

  • Health information exchange: Produces a 360-degree view of the

    patient’s entire health information at the point of care in near real

    time irrespective of the source system where the data is


  • Provider portal: Supports clinical and administrative workflows

    for care teams across a community and across EHR systems. Accelerates

    productivity through user customized views of health information

  • Patient portal: Incorporates the patient (or their proxy) as a

    full member of the care team through common workflow capabilities.

    Addresses Meaningful Use requirements across any EHR system deployed

    in the community

  • Referral Management: Coordinates care transitions in a

    community of disparate EHRs to improve follow-up compliance and reduce

    out-of-network utilization

  • Secure messaging: Promotes collaboration across the care team

    via the Direct protocol with “one-click,” full context access to

    relevant patient health information

  • Context management: Enables easy movement between EHR and

    FusionFX functions

B. FusionOS™ – Driving interoperability and innovation

  • Unique know-how built from advanced industry expertise

  • Tailored to healthcare through federal funding of DoD-VA


  • Convening industry consortium to deploy cloud-based operating system

C. FusionIQ™ – Enhancing performance and productivity

  • Technology originated at Cleveland Clinic

  • Exclusive risk-adjusted benchmarks from more than 100 leading clinical


  • Deployed across more than 25 health systems

NantHealth’s acquisition adds 170 new associates at locations including

Washington, DC, Cleveland, OH, Melbourne, FL, Phoenix, AZ and London, UK.

About NantHealth

NantHealth, a member of the NantWorks ecosystem of companies, is a

transformational healthcare IT company converging science and technology

through a single integrated clinical platform, to provide actionable

health information at the point of care, in the time of need, anywhere,

anytime. NantHealth works to transform clinical delivery with actionable

clinical intelligence at the moment of decision, enabling clinical

discovery through real-time machine learning systems. The company’s

technology empowers physicians, patients, payers and researchers to

transcend genomics into the world of proteomics and the traditional

barriers of today’s healthcare system. By converging molecular science,

computer science and big data technology the NantHealth Clinical

Operating System (cOS) platform empowers physicians, patients.

payers to coordinate best care, monitor outcomes and control cost in

real time. This is the first operating system of its kind in healthcare

that's based on supply chain principles and grid service oriented

architecture and integrates the knowledge base with the delivery system

and the payment system, enabling 21st century coordinated care at a

lower cost. For more information please visit

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Jen Hodson, 562-397-3639