CRISP (Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients) has announced that as of September 22nd, half of all of Maryland’s 46 hospitals are live and exchanging data. CRISP serves as Maryland’s statewide HIE (Health Information Exchange) and REC (Regional Extension Center), and its goal is to connect all of the hospitals in the state by December 1st. This milestone means the CRISP team has a very realistic chance of meeting that goal as the go-lives keep rolling in. The team estimates that 27 hospitals will be exchanging data via live feeds by the end of September.
The CRISP REC also reached a milestone this month, with three providers achieving Meaningful Use. Congratulations! For more information, see the article on CRISP’s website.

Ai works closely with CRISP, providing both management and technical services to the HIE and REC. Thanks to everyone who has had a hand in this project at CRISP, Ai, and the hospitals. Keep up the good work!

CRISP is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to enable safer, more timely, efficient, effective, equitable, patient-centered health care to all Marylanders through health information technology. With support from a broad coalition of stakeholders in the state’s government, healthcare and technology sectors, CRISP has been designated Maryland’s statewide health information exchange by the Maryland Health Care Commission. CRISP is also serving as the regional extension center for health IT for the state of Maryland; the program’s goal is to assist 1,000 Maryland priority primary care providers in becoming meaningful users of HIT by 2012. CRISP is supported through the state’s unique all-payor rate setting system and with federal grant funding.
To learn more about CRISP and how it is enabling the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology in Maryland, please visit