A Health Information Exchange, or HIE, is a way of sharing your health information among participating doctors’ offices, hospitals, care coordinators, labs, radiology centers, and other health care providers through secure, electronic means. The purpose is so that each of your participating healthcare providers can have the benefit of the most recent information available from your other participating providers when taking care of you. Information flowing through the HIE can also be made available to researchers with appropriate consent through a careful review and approval process. When you opt out of participation in the HIE, doctors and nurses will not be able to search for your health information through the HIE to use while treating you and your information will not be available for research. Your physician or other treating providers will still be able to select the HIE as a way to receive your lab results, radiology reports, and other data sent directly to them that they may have previously received by fax, mail, or other electronic communications. Additionally, in accordance with the law, Public health reporting, such as the reporting of infectious diseases to public health officials, will still occur through the HIE after you decide to opt out. Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS) information, as part of the Maryland Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, will continue to be available through the HIE to licensed providers.
You have several options for opting out of the CRISP HIE; you can select one below.
- Click the button to the right to opt-out via our secure website.
- Call 1.877.952.7477
- Fax your completed form to 443.817.9587.
- Mail your completed form to:
- 7160 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 230
- Columbia, MD 21046