Maryland Post-Acute Care Associations and Real-Time Medical Systems Collaborate with CRISP to Integrate Nursing Facilities into the State-Designated Health Information Exchange

COLUMBIA, Maryland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Major post-acute care associations in the state of Maryland, LifeSpan Network, Health Facilities Association of Maryland and LeadingAge Maryland join Real Time Medical Systems (Real Time), the industry-leading post-acute analysis solution, as they announce their collaboration with the Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients ( CRISP), on the occasion of the launch of its Nursing Facility Connectivity Program. The program aims to create a statewide information technology solution specifically designed to connect and integrate nursing facilities through CRISP, the state-designated Health Information Exchange.

“LifeSpan and the Beacon Institute are thrilled to partner with CRISP and Real-Time as we provide institutions with the educational training and coaching they need to succeed in the program,” said Kevin Heffner, president of LifeSpan.

“This integrative program presents the potential for Maryland’s skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers to work collaboratively and as full partners across the continuum of health care to provide quality care to the people of Maryland. who need it the most,” said Joe DeMattos, President and CEO of HFAM.

“We are excited to see how this program will help improve the quality of care and life for older adults in Maryland and those who serve them,” said Allison Roenigk Ciborowski, president and CEO of LeadingAge Maryland.

Understanding the challenges facing nursing facilities, CRISP selected Real Time to help with data integration and provide its clinical analytics module and clinical technical assistance program to every nursing facility across the country. State. Designed by nursing facilities, for nursing facilities, Real Time’s HITRUST Certified Clinical Analytics Module is one of its key platforms that accesses live data in the electronic health record, enabling healthcare teams to prioritize patient care, monitor high-risk patients, identify emerging infections, automate disease surveillance and antibiotic management programs, and reduce avoidable hospitalizations/readmissions – with no extra work or duplicate data entry required by facilities. Additionally, its clinical technical assistance program will provide each nursing facility with a designated coordinator, who will establish a valuable partnership with the facilities’ care teams to improve care coordination and provide seamless transitions of care for residents.

“As a Maryland-based company, we are honored to partner with CRISP and state nursing facilities as we work together to improve quality of care through seamless data integration,” says Joan Neuscheler, CEO of Real Time. “As Maryland continues to evolve its health care delivery system through the Total Cost of Care Model, this program is an example of an innovative approach to ensuring nursing facilities have the tools and resources they need to further improve patient care and facility performance through shared data. Maryland, we hope, will be the first of many states to leverage this pioneering program that integrates post-acute facilities into timely health data collection, so it can be used to improve outcomes. patients across the continuum of care.

The State of Maryland has funded this program, which will be made available free of charge to all nursing facilities in the state.

About the LifeSpan Network

Lifespan Network is Maryland’s premier association of post-acute care providers, representing more than 330 senior care providers in Maryland and the District of Columbia. LifeSpan members include skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities, continuing care retirement communities, subsidized senior housing, community and hospital programs. Providers and professionals involved in elder care in Maryland and the District of Columbia turn to LifeSpan Network to learn about the latest legislation and trends in elder care, participate in educational networking opportunities and among peers and engage in programs to save money and run a more efficient organization. For more information, please visit

About HFAM

The Health Facilities Association of Maryland (HFAM) is the oldest nationally affiliated long-term and post-acute care professional association in the state. Comprised of nearly 150 provider members and 80 business associate members, HFAM represents all types of long-term care providers, including assisted living, subacute care, rehabilitation, and skilled nursing facilities. HFAM actively serves the long-term care community and represents its members to state, county, and local government agencies. Additionally, HFAM is helping to educate state legislators on long-term care priorities during the 90-day session of the Maryland General Assembly. For more information, visit

About LeadingAge Maryland

LeadingAge Maryland exists to expand opportunities for aging and to make Maryland a state where older adults live in communities that provide the services they need, when they need them, where they call home. We are the only organization representing the full continuum of Maryland’s nonprofit, mission-driven healthcare, housing, and service providers for the elderly. We are a voice, advocate, and trusted partner for those who care about aging in Maryland. Our members collectively touch the lives of tens of thousands of Maryland seniors each year through more than 140 members, including life plan/continuing care retirement communities, skilled nursing centers, living communities assisted living, hospices, home and community service providers and affordable seniors. lodging. We support aging service providers through state regulatory and legislative advocacy and educate older Marylanders unlike nonprofits.

About real-time medical systems

Real Time Medical Systems is the industry-leading, KLAS-listed, HITRUST-certified interventional analytics solution that turns post-acute EHR data into actionable insights. Serving healthcare organizations nationwide, Real Time improves clinical, operational and financial outcomes by reducing hospital admissions, accurately managing reimbursements, detecting early signs of infectious disease, automating antibiotic monitoring and advancing care coordination through post-acute data transparency. For more information, please visit


CRISP is a Regional Health Information Exchange (HIE) serving Maryland, the District of Columbia, West Virginia and surrounding areas. A non-profit organization advised by a wide range of healthcare stakeholders throughout the region, CRISP has been officially designated as the State of Maryland’s HIE by the Maryland Health Care Commission. HIEs enable clinical information to move electronically between disparate health information systems. For more information about CRISP, visit

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