We are writing to inform you of several changes being made across Johns Hopkins Medicine to improve access to and broaden the number of users of the Chesapeake Regional Information System for Our Patients (CRISP), Maryland's statewide health information exchange. These changes will be effective on March 13 at noon and are outlined below.

  • Current CRISP users will be able to sign on using their JHED ID. We have integrated the single sign-on process to enable Johns Hopkins Medicine faculty and staff members who currently have access to CRISP to sign on through a new URL (https://crisp.johnshopkins.edu) that will recognize and utilize JHED IDs and passwords.
  • The process to request access to CRISP for new Johns Hopkins Medicine users will change. New users will automatically be assigned access to CRISP based on their Epic security profile. The current links to CRISP within Epic Hyperspace will also be updated to represent the new URL for CRISP access. 
  • With these changes, authorized prescribers and pharmacists will be able to access the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program database through CRISP. Access will be granted based on each user’s Epic Security profile and other pertinent information obtained from the Johns Hopkins credentialing office, including DEA, license and CDS numbers. This will fulfill the state’s Department of Health And Mental Hygiene law that requires all CDS prescribers and pharmacists to register for the database by July 1, 2017.

Please remember that access to CRISP is for clinical care purposes only. CRISP should not be used for research purposes. All access to CRISP is logged and tracked. Additionally, if you are an independent member of the clinical staff, please continue to use your independent CRISP account for any activities not directly related to your duties at Johns Hopkins.

These changes, including access to CRISP through the new URL (https://crisp.johnshopkins.edu), will be live on March 13 at noon. Please treat CRISP and its data as you would Epic and any other sources of clinical information.

If you have any questions or concerns related to CRISP access, please email hie-support@lists.johnshopkins.edu. For policy questions, please get in touch with one of us.

-Peter Greene, M.D., Chief Medical Information Officer, Johns Hopkins Medicine

-Peter Hill, M.D., Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs, The Johns Hopkins Health System, Vice President, Medical Affairs, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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