FOR PATIENTS

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Consumers can now create an electronic advance directive through CRISP. An advance directive allows you to decide what kinds of treatment you do or do not want, particularly in a medical emergency or near the end of your life. A consumer can also appoint someone to make health care decisions should they be unable to do so. CRISP has partnered with MyDirectives.com to allow consumers in Maryland to create an electronic advance directive. Once completed, practitioners using CRISP will have access to your electronic advance directive.  To get started creating your electronic advance directive, go to: https://mydirectives.com.

CRISP is a regional  health information exchange (HIE) serving Maryland and the District of Columbia. We are a not-for-profit organization advised by a wide range of stakeholders who are responsible for healthcare throughout the region. CRISP has been formally designated as Maryland’s statewide health information exchange by the Maryland Health Care Commission.

NEWS & EVENTS

December 11, 2014 - CRISP (Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients), a regional health information exchange (HIE) serving Maryland and the District of Columbia, and Maryland’s state designated health information exchange, is issuing an open Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit responses related to pay-for-performance technical expertise. CRISP has been engaged by the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) to support planning and evaluation related to Provider Alignment, Care Coordination Initiatives, and Infrastructure needs. This includes facilitating the HSCRC Care Coordination Workgroup through 2015. For more information, click here.

October 8, 2014 - CRISP (Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients), a regional (HIE) serving Maryland and the District of Columbia, and Maryland’s state designated health information exchange, is issuing an open Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit responses to fulfill certain planning and evaluation consulting tasks related to Provider Alignment, Care Coordination Initiatives, and Infrastructure needs. CRISP has been engaged by the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) to support planning and evaluation related to Provider Alignment, Care Coordination Initiatives, and Infrastructure needs. For more information, click here.

CRISP and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene hosted two Meaningful Use Update Webinars last week. Click here to view the presentation.

In effort to combat prescription misuse and addiction, the Partnership at Drugfree.org is running an outreach campaign for practitioners in Maryland! The SEARCH AND RESCUE initiative is intended to increase awareness and inform prescribers about simple solutions that can help to identify prescription drug misuse and addiction before it's too late.

More information and a video featuring Maryland’s own Dr. Yngvild Olsen, MD, MPH can be found at http://medicineabuseproject.org/searchandrescue/md-start.

Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP), Maryland’s state designated health information exchange (HIE) serving Maryland and the District of Columbia, is issuing an open Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit responses to enhance the CRISP Query Portal by adding an Image Exchange service. The aim of this project is to prove the business case for Image Exchange services by deploying the Image Exchange functionality for a small group of hospitals or other facilities in a pilot. Participants for this pilot have not been selected. Looking forward, CRISP hopes that this project will expand into full operation and that the project will be offered to every contributing radiology data source in CRISP’s servicing area.

The issuing of this RFP does not constitute a guarantee on the part of CRISP that a contract will be awarded. Negotiation of an award will be made after funding has been granted for this project. Decision of this award will be made by CRISP’s Board of Directors.

Companies interested in submitting a proposal can find more information about the services on CRISP’s web site. Responses should be submitted no later than Friday, August 15, 2014 at 12:00pm EST. For more information Click here.

The Department of Health & Mental Hygiene has announced the launch of Maryland's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, which has been implemented in partnership with CRISP.  Click here to read the entire article.
CRISP is constantly seeking to strengthen its safeguards on sensitive patient information.  We recently instituted two changes to our user credentialing process that will affect some CRISP users, to reduce the potential misuse of CRISP services for purposes other than treatment and care coordination.  Click here to read the entire article.

How can your practice obtain critical patient data from hospitals and why is Maryland better prepared than many states to allow disparate EHR systems to 'talk' to each other even after HITECH Act funds disappear?

Click here to read the entire article.

VIDEO TESTIMONIALS

Maryland Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)

Two Ambulatory Practices in Maryland Describe How They Receive Real Time Hospital Encounter Notifications on Their Patients.

Physician Testimonial About Using the CRISP Portal