Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, and Johns Hopkins Medicine have formed a joint venture to develop next-generation medical image management solutions.

The collaboration brings together Harris’ health information and security technologies with Johns Hopkins’ renowned clinical expertise to fuel innovations in medical image management.

The Harris and Johns Hopkins venture will focus on developing medical image management solutions to be deployed by the Johns Hopkins Health System and later, to hospitals and health care providers around the country.

Harris Healthcare Solutions vice president and general manager Jim Traficant said their joint venture marks an unprecedented opportunity to develop new medical imaging services and solutions leveraging the information sciences at the point of care.