Population Health Initiatives and Data Analytics Enabled by the CRISP Reporting System (CRS) Provide Actionable Insights into Healthcare Trends and Utilization

The CRISP Reporting System (CRS) is a critical function of CRISP, Maryland’s Health Information Exchange (HIE). The CRS enables linking of healthcare data sets in support of population health reporting. Further, CRS has evolved to support a variety of users from hospital stakeholders who are members of the state HIE, to state policy makers who need more in-depth analysis of health data for the state of Maryland. Ai was selected by CRISP for systems integration, project management, analytics, and reporting services in support of CRS.

CRS enables linking of healthcare data sets in support of population health reporting, and performs statewide health information analytics and reporting. Further, CRS has evolved to support a variety of users from hospital stakeholders who are members of the state HIE, to state policy makers who need more in-depth analysis of health data for the state of Maryland.

In light of Maryland’s Medicare waiver, which targets to control costs while improving quality, reducing readmissions, and decreasing the number of unnecessary hospitalization that can be better and more cost-effectively treated in an outpatient setting, regular reporting from CRS on hospital performance is especially important.

In 2014, CRS began providing monthly reports via a secure web portal. The distributed reports use rich reimbursement data with detailed diagnosis and cost information calculating readmissions using the same logic as the one used by Maryland for hospital reimbursement.

The scope of CRS has expanded since its launch, to incorporate data from more sources, such as detailed visit information submitted by hospitals for rate setting purposes.

 

 

Moreover, CRS combines data from different sources to allow the analysis of clinical and financial data by demographic groups and geographic regions and to provide more insight into overall healthcare utilization in Maryland. To learn more about CRISP and Maryland’s leadership and initiatives in health information exchange, please see the following related posts or articles: