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CRS Mid-Cycle Product Release Summary March 2022


SIHIS Directional Indicators Dashboard

The SIHIS Population Health Directional Indicators Dashboard was renamed to “SIHIS Directional Indicators” and now includes The Timely Follow Up After Discharge measure. The dashboard is still located under the “Public Health \ SIHIS” subpage. The Timely Follow Up module highlights the state’s progress to achieving the 2023 goal by calculating a proxy measure.  Users can also view follow up rates by condition and race/ethnicity, separate. All existing users of the dashboard will automatically gain access to the new module.

 


Quality Financial Impact Dashboard


The Quality Financial Impact Dashboard now includes a module for Potentially Avoidable Utilization(PAU). This new module calculates the statewide PAU revenue adjustments and hospital specific revenue adjustments. It also visualizes many of the key PAU measures and allows users to compare these measures to the previous year. All existing hospital users will have access to the new PAU module in the Quality Financial Impact Dashboard.





                                        HIE Admin Portal Release Summary - March 2022

 

                                                                                           Adding Users

 

New User Field Requirements – The HIE Admin Tool requires less stringent fields when adding a new user.  We highly recommend completing all fields if information is available or applicable.

Unprocessed Users Tab Removed - The unprocessed users tab has been removed and replaced with a more streamlined process for correcting rejected records. The new workflow for correcting incomplete records is as follows:


  • Unsuccessful records will be displayed at the bottom of the screen. Field updates on failed records can be made based on the field referenced in the "Error Message" column.
  • Complete the indicated field updates and click the Reprocess Users button.
  • Note:  Any Users with errors uncorrected during this process will need to be entered individually in the Single User tab or another Bulk upload. Window to update Users with errors will no longer be available after navigating away from this screen.


                            Maryland Medicaid - Physician Resource Packet for COVID-19

Dear CRISP Users,

 

We are reaching out to pass along the following message from Maryland Medicaid regarding the Physician Support Packet for COVID-19 -- an enduring educational activity and resource for all clinicians.  Earn free CME credits by following the details provided.  The resource packet attachment is embedded in the below message. Please reach out to colleen.phebus1@maryland.gov or lisaa.burgess@maryland.gov if you have any questions.

 

"The Physician Support Packet For COVID-19 provides information and resources on five topics to support clinicians in caring for patients in today’s COVID-centric environment. The packet also provides clinicians the opportunity to earn up to 4.5 free Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. CMEs are awarded by MedChi at no cost for Physicians, as will Participant Certificates from other disciplines, which can qualify for a continuing education credit. Participants should check with their certifying organizations to see how these would apply.

                                          

Clinicians can find more information on evaluation submission deadlines for CMEs, details on how to claim the CMEs, and can download the Physician Support Packet For COVID-19 by visiting Medicaid COVID-19 Provider Updates: https://bit.ly/3HT8Cl0



CHEASPEAKE REGIONAL INFORMATION SERVICES FOR OUR PATIENTS (CRISP)

 

CRISP is Maryland’s Statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE).  An HIE is the technology that supports the flow of health information among physician practices, hospital labs, radiology centers, and other health care institutions.  HIE allows delivery of the right health information to the right place at the right time, providing safer, more timely, efficient, patient-centered care.

CRISP offers many services to physicians including the following:

  • Encounter Notification System (ENS) – Keeping You Connected to Your Patients - CRISP is now offering a service which enables physicians to receive real-time alerts when a patient is hospitalized.  The service is offered in partnership with all Maryland hospitals at no cost to ambulatory providers.
  • Connect to the CRISP Portal - Connect.  Share.  Improve Patient Care.
  • CRISP Direct Messaging - CRISP DIRECT Messaging is a secure and encrypted email service that supports electronic communication between physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare providers.
  • Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) – The PDMP monitors the prescribing and dispensing of drugs that contain controlled dangerous substances (CDS).

Please contact Colleen George from the Center for the Private Practice of Medicine at 410-878-9698 for assistance with signing up for any of the FREE CRISP Services for Physicians.


Through the ENS PROMPT application in ULP, CRISP now displays alerts when a patient tests positive or negative for COVID-19 as well as confirmed cases as reported by the Maryland Department of Health (MDH). These alerts are made available to a patient's care team based upon:

  • A list of confirmed cases sent to CRISP from the Maryland Department of Health (MDH).
  • Positive and negative lab results from LabCorp and Quest lab feeds across the region. These results currently originate from ordering physicians that are CRISP participants with executed lab request forms within our system. We are actively working with LabCorp, Quest and hospital based testing centers to provide more comprehensive results.

*As we receive results from lab feeds that are reported to the Maryland Department of Health, there may be instances of duplicate alerts. This occurrence is expected based upon the reporting workflow established by the State.

How to view COVID-19 alerts within ENS PROMPT:

  1. Navigate to the “Add Filter” drop down at the top of the screen.
  2. Select the “Diagnosis Description” category.
  3. A list of options will appear to the right of the category, select “contains”.
  4. Type the term “COVID” into the open field.
  5. Return to the “Add Filter” drop down at the top of the screen.
  6. Select the “Patient Class” category.
  7. A list of options will appear to the right of the category, select “equals”.
  8. Select “O: Outpatient” from the drop down.
  9. Within the “Custom Filter” field, type the desired name of the custom filter then click “Save”.
  10. Once you’ve created the filter, alerts for both positive and negative test results as well as confirmed cases will automatically populate.

Steps #1-4 Completed

Steps #5-6 Completed


Additional Information Regarding COVID-19 Alerts in ENS PROMPT:

  • Saved custom filters will always be stored for future use within the “Saved Custom Filter” drop down. There is no need to repeat the aforementioned steps.
  • Please note, saved filters are not automatically applied the end users notifications. Upon logging in, the user must select and apply the saved custom filters prior to viewing alerts.

Patient Snapshot Update

In the Care Team widget, users will be able to see if a particular patient has been added to the list of confirmed cases sent to CRISP from the MDH. To view, users must navigate to “Care Team” widget and locate the “Organization” column. Within this column, any row that contains the “MDH COVID-19 Outbreak Response” label indicates that the patient is a confirmed COVID-19 case.

Health Records Update

If a user is interested in viewing a patient’s full lab report, it is available through the “Laboratories” section of the Health Records application. Please keep in mind that the lab reports within Health Records are made available to a patient's care team based upon:

  • A list of confirmed cases sent to CRISP from the Maryland Department of Health.
  • Positive and negative lab results from LabCorp and Quest lab feeds across the region. These results currently originate from ordering physicians that are CRISP participants with executed lab request forms within our system. CRISP is working with LabCorp, Quest and hospital based testing centers to provide more comprehensive results.

For questions or additional information regarding COVID-19 projects at CRISP, please contact Katie Tully


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