Chesapeake Regional Information System for Our Patients
(CRISP) awards Maryland’s Statewide Health Information
Exchange on proposal from local firm.
City, Maryland – April 30, 2010
The Chesapeake Regional Information
System for our Patients (CRISP) has announced that the
proposal from the team of PD Inc (MD), Axolotl - prime
contractor (CA), SRA (VA) and Dell/Perot Systems (TX) has
won the competition for the development of a Maryland,
statewide health information exchange (HIE), funded by the
State of Maryland.
PD Inc. is the training & IT services
collaborator and co-authored the winning proposal with the
prime and other team members. PD Inc was asked to present
our capabilities to ensure a successful implementation of a
consumer-centric private and secure health information
exchange. Our team efforts have enabled CRISP to select our
team’s proposal over those of other semifinalists such as
the Microsoft – HealthUnity team, and Vangent.
PD Inc.’s knowledge and experience
allowed us to emphasize the need to assist of physicians in
private practice, as well as their nurses and administrative
personnel, in migrating from paper medical records to
digitized data, and then to an electronic health record (EHR)
that would be interoperable with systems maintained by area
pharmacies and pathology laboratories.
In addition to stressing the importance
of building an EHR, PD Inc. depicted a program through which
clinical and administrative personnel would be trained to
utilize such a system. The application of PD Inc’s
expertise on use of an enterprise system would enable
physicians to utilize an EHR, to obtain information on a
given patient’s allergies, view his / her medication
history, and immunization record, as well as order
prescriptions and tests.
PD Inc.’s demonstrated abilities and
Maryland presence are important in view of the need to offer
HIE – EHR network utilization training to area care
providers. Additionally, medical practice principals must
build and demonstrate “meaningful use” of an EHR system in
Maryland by 2014. This is a critical requirement that will
have to be met in order for a practitioner to continue
receiving his or her Medicare reimbursement payments.
CRISP is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is
to provide safer, more timelier, 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 is currently
implementing the statewide health information exchange.
CRISP is funded through the state's unique all-payer rate
setting system and through federal investment.
About Axolotl Corp
Founded in 1995, Axolotl Corp. is North America's leading
provider of browser-based products and services for secure
health information exchange and management. Its Elysium®
Exchange suite of solutions enables health care providers to
instantly share information, reduce costs, and improve
quality and efficiency. Axolotl is based in San Jose and
best known for introducing Clinical Messaging®, now at the
heart of all advanced health information exchange.
About PD Inc
PD Inc. is a Baltimore, Maryland based HUBZone small
business: a solutions provider and applied think tank. It
provides a wide range of services in software development,
enterprise architectural design, information security &
assurance, and system integration. PD Inc. provides
leading-edge solutions through our applied think tank
research and development (R&D) activities.
PD Inc. also has considerable expertise
in building systems featuring a sound authentication and
access control regime, in addition to the capacity to
produce, modify, store and retrieve data / information that
can be securely shared and exchanged among stakeholders
within a trusted federation. In the past decade PD Inc
designed and created electronic medical record systems for
the transmission, storage / archiving and retrieval of
radiologic images and other health data. The company
eventually sold the rights to their concept to a major
health care system in Taiwan.
Ning Li, PD Inc, 443-269-1555 x318, firstname.lastname@example.org