The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) recently hosted the Summer Concert Series on Distributed Population Queries. Practitioners presented their work related to distributed population queries. They illustrated their approach and rationale for using aggregated information from distributed queries to improve healthcare quality, medical research, public health monitoring and prevention, among others. These are vitally important applications to the health of patients and populations.
Query Health will establish standards for distributed population queries of electronic health records and other sources of health information. The ultimate success of the effort relies on the participation of a wide range of stakeholders including patient advocates, clinicians, health IT experts, health systems, payers and other interested parties. Query Health is an Open Government Initiative that is consensus-based, transparent, and open. Those interested in working with ONC, national health leaders and innovators can get involved by signing up at QueryHealth.org.
The Query Health launch included presentations by Farzad Mostashari (National Coordinator for Health IT), Todd Park (Chief Technology Officer HHS), Doug Fridsma (ONC Director of Standards & Interoperability) and me (ONC Coordinator for Query Health).
Query Health Launch from S&I Framework on Vimeo.