CRISP adopts Verato patient matching platform

The HIE will use the tool to more systematically share data across its various provider organizations.
By Jack McCarthy
09:56 AM
CRISP Verato patient matching

Verato CEO Mark LaRow.

Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP) said it will use the Verato cloud-based patient matching platform.

CRISP, a not-for-profit regional health information exchange serving Maryland and the District of Columbia, will leverage Verato to determine ambiguous types of patient matches in real time with the aim of helping clinicians provide better care for patients without the need for manually reviewing records, the companies said.

CRISP’s goal is enable its healthcare community to share data in order to provide better care, reduce costs, and improve health outcomes, said CRISP president David Horrocks said.

"The ability to share data relies on our ability to identify the same patient across every provider where they have received care,” Horrocks said in a statement. “For an HIE like CRISP, this patient matching exercise is especially challenging.”

The Verato platform will help CRISP manage identity matching in a more systematic way, according to Verato CEO Mark LaRow.

CRISP joins San Diego Health Connect (SDHC) and Healthix as the third major HIE using Verato to improve its core patient matching capabilities. With the addition of CRISP, the Verato platform is now being used to help match patient identities for nearly 10 percent of the U.S. population.

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