ONC readies for metadata pilots

August 25, 2011
FedCyber Wire, Technology
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Efforts set for launch this fall should define standards for public health data queries made to electronic health records and make headway on segmenting private data in EHRs, says the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

In an Aug. 17 blog post, ONC Director Farzard Motashari says a planned “query health” initiative will define and deliver standards for distributed population health queries–searches made across multiple EHRs or community health records. The initiative will test searches made against a standard clinical information model, Motashari says, with the ultimate aim being to enable population analyses “to inform both clinical and payment strategies for their health systems and practice.”

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