ONC's Query Health initiative launched officially on September 5, 2011. Query Health is a public-private collaboration chartered to establish standards and services for distributed population queries of electronic health records.
Establishing standards and services for distributed population queries can increase the speed and lower the transaction costs for health care providers to analyze and apply important information. In this way, providers, consumers, researchers, and others can gain insight into many health issues.
ONC is seeking active participation from interested and engaged parties who have an interest in helping create these standards and services.