The Village at Rockville Launches CRISP Program

(ROCKVILLE, Md.) – The Village at Rockville (TVAR), A National Lutheran Community in Rockville, Md., is participating in Maryland’s health information exchange program that will enable direct access to patient discharge summaries, lab reports and radiology results for clients being treated in The Village at Rockville community.

Implemented at The Village at Rockville in July, CRISP—Chesapeake Regional Information Systems for Our Patients—allows The Village at Rockville, and other long-term care facilities, to garner medical information from local hospitals to assist in transitions of care.

When a patient is discharged from any hospital in Montgomery County, his or her clinical information will be made automatically available to The Village at Rockville. This will enable real-time information to be transmitted to clinical staff awaiting a patient’s arrival or lab results.

According to Shelly Hu, Director of Health Care Informatics at The Village at Rockville, training is ongoing and the program successfully launched in the beginning of July.

“The Village at Rockville is constantly working to harness the best technology available to better serve its community,” Hu said. “Because this system is connected to all of the local hospitals that service our community, we are able to access patient information, results and records prior to their discharge.”

Hu said that The Village at Rockville is one of the first continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) in the area to implement this system.

For more information about CRISP, please visit www.crisphealth.org.

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