Clinical Data

As clinical information is created and shared with CRISP, it is made accessible in near real-time to participating health care providers through the CRISP tools. Providers have the ability to securely look up patient information through the internet. CRISP tools retrieve clinical data from participants and display it in a view-only screen at the point of care.


CRISP clinical data is available through the CRISP Portal at no cost to clinical staff. As clinical information is created and shared with CRISP, it is made accessible in real-time to participating healthcare providers across institutional boundaries through the Clinical Information Service. The portal gives providers the ability to securely look up patient information via their browser. It retrieves clinical data from participants and displays it in a view-only screen at the point of care.

Health Records

Health Records provides access to near real-time clinical information from all CRISP Participants through:



Clinical Notes

Patient Snapshot

The Patient Care Snapshot combines critical information relevant to your role in the patient’s care. It displays data from a variety of sources to provide an at-a-glance view of the patient’s clinical history. Information is presented from a compilation of care management data alongside real-time hospital encounter feeds, up-to-date demographic information, patient to care provider attribution, and clinical summaries of care from our real-time interfaces with providers across the region.

Patient Attribution

Prior Admissions

Care Alert

Care Manager Attribution

Care Plan Availability

Payor-Submitted Risk Scores


Imaging Worklist

Imaging Worklist allows users to compare images across multiple locations via the Imaging Worklist tab through CRISP’s Portal. Patient images from CRISP participating sites dating back to 01/01/2000 are available through CRISP’s Imaging Worklist as well. In addition, up to four imaging studies can be selected, viewed, and compared at the same time.

Image Exchange

Image Exchange is an online image-sharing service that allows CRISP users to view patient diagnostic images in one central location.

Currently, 50 hospitals and 9 outpatient groups across Maryland and DC are contributing images to the Image Exchange service. These images are then made available to CRISP users through our portals to facilitate greater collaboration and efficiency among healthcare providers, ultimately leading to higher quality patient care.

The diagnostic images are securely stored on servers located within each connected hospital’s local environment. Images taken within the last 90 days are made available to all authorized CRISP users within seconds of collection, while deeper archives of images older than 90 days are available within minutes.

CRISP offers two ways of viewing patient clinical data and images. The first option is to directly log on to the CRISP Portal, using specific user credentials. The second option is to access images via the HIE InContext platform within each respective EMR.

In addition to the image access provided through Health Records and Imaging Worklist, Image Exchange participants can also request access to the following features: Transfer-to-PACS and Emergent.



Frequently Asked Questions

Is access to an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) required to participate in CRISP?

Is there a cost associated with accessing CRISP data?

How do I get started?

Who Contributes Health Information?

All 50 acute-care hospitals in Maryland and 7 acute care hospitals in DC are working with CRISP. To see which of these hospitals are currently providing clinical information, visit our Participating Providers page here.