Clinical Data Drives Insight and Innovation to Transform Our Healthcare System
CRISP’s most important use is the direct delivery of important clinical information to doctors, nurses, and other providers to help them give the best possible care to patients. As CRISP handles more and more data each year, the information we managed can also be used to develop insights about clinical outcomes and making healthcare work better for us all. CRISP offers two key programs for supporting the “Learning Health System”: The CRISP Research Initiative and the CRISP Quality Improvement Program. These efforts provide access to researchers and healthcare providers to patient data – in identified form for providers with a caring relationship or with patient consent – or in a “limited data set” with basic identifiers like name, address, and medical record number removed to protect patient privacy. These projects allow participants in the CRISP HIE to better optimize processes and the user experience to help increase the likelihood of positive outcomes for patients.