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Maryland HIE Taps Axolotl

April 30, 2010
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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.

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