Harris Corp. wins $30.5M VA contract; Hospital executives need to focus on patient priorities, particularly mobile;

> The Department of Veterans Affairs awarded a $30.5 million contract to Harris Corp. to create a data repository aimed at enabling swift management of its computer network systems, reports Government Health IT. The contract is set to last for four-and-a-half years. Article

> Dr. Kent Bottles, a senior fellow at the Thomas Jefferson University School of Population Health in Philadelphia, believes that hospital executives are missing out on an important trend--mobile--when creating their environmental assessments. "Hospitals have not exactly been early adopters when it comes to website design and social media tools," he writes in a Hospital Impact post, "and I fear they will make the same mistake when it comes to their mobile presence." Blog post

> Fujitsu America has agreed to run IT for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, reports Health Data Management. According to HDM, Fujitsu will run support functions such as networks and information technology security. The deal is for five years and $250 million.

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