MARYLAND-WIDE CRISP INITIATIVE PUTS HIE (AND AI) CENTER STAGE!

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley announced this week that an AI project has won the support of the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) to plan for state-wide Health Information Exchange.  The joint venture among Erickson Retirement Communites, Johns Hopkins Medicine, MedStar Health, and the University of Md. Medical System will be supported with $250,000 from the Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) funded through the hospital rate setting system.  It will develop recommendations on a broad range of policies, principles, and designs for the secure exchange of