Board of Directors

Members


NameBusinessTitleOther CRISP Role(s)

Patty Brown

(Director Emeritus)

Independent 
Alicia Cunningham

University of Maryland Medical System

Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance Revenue Advisory Services Chair, Reporting & Analytics Committee
Michael CurranMedstar Health SystemIEVP & CAFO Chair; Executive Committee
Patrick DooleyUniversity of Maryland Medical SystemVice President, Population Health ManagementVice-Chair; Executive Committee
Willarda Edwards, MD

Edwards and Stephens, Ltd.

Physician and Managing Partner, Drs. Edwards and Stephens Internal Medicine

 
Peter Greene, MDJohns Hopkins Health SystemCMIO, Johns Hopkins Medicine 
Howard Haft, MDMaryland Department of HealthExecutive Director
Maryland Primary Care Program
Maryland Department of Health
 
Laura Herrera-Scott, MD

Anthem

Vice President of Medicaid Clinical Operations 
David HorrocksCRISPPresident 
Jonathan Kromm, PhDCareFirstChief Marketing Officer Chair, Audit & Compliance Committee
Scott MacLeanMedStar Health SystemSVP & Chief Information Officer 

Brandon Neiswender

CRISPVice President 
DeWayne OberlanderColumbia Medical PracticeCEO 
Hema Patel, MDErickson Living Vice President & Regional Medical Officer  
Pamela Rayne

Johns Hopkins Health System

Practice Group Leader and Chief Legal Counsel 
Bob Reilly Anne Arundel Health SystemChief Financial Officer Treasurer; Finance Committee Chair
Tricia Roddy

Maryland Department of Health

Director of Planning Administration, Health Care Financing 
Beth Sammis, PhDConsumer Health FirstPresident 

Mark Schneider

MedStar Health SystemVP of Application Services Chair, Privacy & Security Committee

Tressa Springmann

LifeBridge Health SystemVP & CIO

Chair; Technology Committee

Jonathan Thierman, MD, PhD

LifeBridge Health System CMIO Chair, Clinical Committee


Advisory Committees

At CRISP’s inception, an HIE Policy Board was convened by the MHCC. The board has oversight authority for establishing the policies that govern the statewide HIE. For more information about the Policy Board click here. Additionally, CRISP, in coordination with the MHCC, has developed a governance model that includes a Board of Advisors to provide guidance and input to the CRISP Board of Directors on certain key decisions during the development and operations of the HIE. The Board of Advisors is intended to be broad-based to ensure that a breadth of interested organizations have the opportunity to participate and represent their constituencies. There are currently over 30 organizations represented.

The Board of Advisors is organized into the five committees below.

Clinical Advisory Committee – Jonathan Thierman, PhD, MD, Chair

Committee reviews and provides guidance surrounding CRISP’s plan for exchange service implementations. This includes providing a clinical perspective on CRISP activities, and helping to prioritize HIE service deployments. The committee also assists in gathering information and perspectives from the broader stakeholder community pertaining to HIE services, assists in garnering support and use of HIE services, and assists in assessing the value associated with various CRISP service offerings in terms of clinical relevance and service value in various care settings.

Technology Advisory Committee – Tressa Springman, Chair

Committee reviewed and commented on the exchange technology request for proposal, participated in the RFP response evaluation and selection process, and provided guidance and expertise on infrastructure and other technology related decisions. Responsibilities also include: providing guidance on network security and data encryption best practices; providing oversight of the performance of technology solutions, once deployed; assessing specific technology solutions surrounding areas such as single sign-on, audit protocols, role-based access, and master patient indexing; and assisting in the development of strategies for integrating end-point.

Finance Advisory Committee – Traci La Valle, Chair

Committee reviews and provides guidance on CRISP revenue and pricing models. It is refining and modifying assumptions associated with the CRISP revenue model, evaluating how federal funding requirements impact existing revenue planning, evaluating how federal funding opportunities tie into CRISP financing, and assessing specific HIE services with regards to financial sustainability.

Privacy & Security Advisory Committee – Mark Schneider, Chair

The Committee provides guidance on privacy and security issues related to clinical data managed through CRISP and works regularly with the Privacy & Security Officer (PSO) who is responsible for all such matters as they pertain to CRISP’s daily operation. Additionally, the Committee serves as a resource for best practices and recommended policies for HIPAA data security, data use, and data sharing, and provides continual guidance on internal and external HIPAA audits as well as any HIPAA security-related incidents that may occur within CRISP.

Reporting & Analytics Advisory Committee – Alicia Cunningham, Chair

The Committee develops, guides and prioritizes reporting and analytics services designed to support statewide efforts of improving care and reducing costs. Additional Committee responsibilities include assessing the value and relevance of reports for a wide array of users, providing guidance on data tools for report dissemination, such as user guides and other information to enhance understanding of the analysis, and to provide direction and vision in short, mid, and long-term planning of services. CRISP has developed basic reports to support initial hospital needs in monitoring performance on readmission goals.