Maryland to create Health IT exchange

Several Maryland healthcare institutions, including Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, MedStar Health and the University of Maryland Medical System, submitted plans to create a health data exchange for the state according to Healthcare IT News

The three institutions, along with Erickson Retirement Communities, form the Chesapeake Regional Information System for Patients (CRISP), whose plan would give the patients in the state flexibility and control over their healthcare information, while making access to that information easier for providers. 

CRISP wants the exchange to implement an "incremental growth strategy" that it says would drive short-term progress and while preparing for long-term success. 

"The collective effort of the CRISP participants reflects the collaboration that can be achieved by Maryland's healthcare community to address the possibilities of a state-wide health information exchange," said Jon Burns, senior vice president and CIO of the University of Maryland Medical System. 

To learn more:
- here's the Healthcare IT News article