Maryland HIE Taps Axolotl | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

Maryland HIE Taps Axolotl

April 30, 2010
by root
| Reprints

The Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP), Maryland’s state-designated entity for health information exchange (HIE), has selected San Jose, Calif.-based Axolotl’s Elysium Exchange technology as the core infrastructure to network state healthcare providers’ disparate health information systems and EMRs.

Using Axolotl’s Elysium Exchange suite of applications and a certified EMR, providers will be able to exchange information and communicate directly over a secure Internet connection.

“The goal of the statewide HIE is to ensure that all appropriately authorized providers throughout the state have the information they need, when and where they need to, to make the best decisions possible,” said David Sharp, Director, Center for Health IT, Maryland Health Care Commission.

Once fully implemented, the statewide HIE architecture will enable connections between Maryland’s approximately 47 acute care hospitals, 7,907 physician practices, public health organizations, independent lab and radiology centers, pharmacies and the Nationwide Health Information Network.

CRISP, a private, non-profit organization, was selected by the Maryland Health Care Commission to implement the statewide HIE, in an effort being funded through the state’s all-payer system as well as through a $9.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Get the latest information on Health IT and attend other valuable sessions at this two-day Summit providing healthcare leaders with educational content, insightful debate and dialogue on the future of healthcare and technology.

Learn More

Topics

News

KLAS Research: Small Hospitals’ Buying Decisions Impacting EMR Market Share

A new KLAS Research report tracks shifts in electronic medical record (EMR) vendor market share among acute care hospitals, and finds that smaller hospitals are seeking technology solutions that meet their needs and limited budgets, and these contracts are making a mark on the EMR market.

Survey: Majority of Providers Predict Success for New Generic Drug Company, Project Rx

Back in January, four health systems, in consultation with the VA, announced a collaboration to develop a new, not-for-profit generic drug company. A survey has found that 90 percent of providers say they would become customers of the new venture.

Personalized Medicine Awareness Low Among U.S. Adults, Survey Finds

Genetics and personalized medicine are not top of mind for the general public in the U.S., according to a recent survey from GenomeWeb and the Personalized Medicine Coalition.

Industry Organizations Praise Senate Passage of VA Mission Act

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed, by a vote of 92-5, a major Veterans Affairs (VA) reform bill that includes health IT-related provisions to improve health data exchange between VA healthcare providers and community care providers.

NIH Issues Funding Announcement for All of Us Genomic Research Program

The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) “All of Us” Research Program has issued a funding announcement for genome centers to generate genotype and whole genome sequence data from participants’ biosamples.

MGMA: Physician Compensation Data Illustrates Nationwide PCP Shortage

Primary care physicians’ compensation rose by more than 10 percent over the past five years, representing an increase which is nearly double that of specialty physicians’ compensation over the same period, according to the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).