Why EMR's Will Transform Healthcare

Jim Traficant (Harris Healthcare Solutions)
The Power of Platforms
Location: Independence Ballroom A

Jim Traficant is not only the vice president in charge of the Healthcare Solutions group at Harris Corp, he has intensely personal reasons to believe in the importance of electronic medical records: they saved his life. Twice. He’ll tell us why electronic medical records can and must transform our health care system.

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Jim Traficant

Harris Healthcare Solutions

Jim Traficant is vice president and senior executive account manager (SEAM) for Healthcare Solutions, Government Communications Systems Division (GCSD). In this capacity, he reports to the group president.

As a two-time liver transplant survivor, Mr. Traficant is passionate about transforming healthcare. Healthcare Solutions is delivering the full value of Harris to the healthcare industry, providing enterprise imaging, information and communications technology, infrastructure, and informatics to government and commercial healthcare organizations.

Mr. Traficant has over 20 years of business development and operational leadership experience in both government and commercial markets. He previously served as vice president of Programs and Business Development for Harris IT Services and division vice president of Business Development for GCSD.

Prior to Harris, Mr. Traficant served as the executive vice president of Exigent International, where he led business development and engineering services. He also served on the corporate board of directors for seven years.

Mr. Traficant holds a B.S.E.E. from Geneva College and an M.B.A. from George Washington University. Mr. Traficant is a member of the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA). He also serves as a director for United Network for Organ Sharing.

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services.

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