Join us for the second installment today at 12:30.
The first installment of ONC’s Summer Concert Series featured Rich Platt and Jeff Brown of Harvard Medical School’s Department of Population Medicine who presented their work in distributed population queries. PopMedNet uses distributed networks to analyze data from multiple organizations in order to aggregate information for secondary use such as disease surveillance, comparative effectiveness, and medical product safety. In one example, the FDA identified final specifications for a query to monitor the cardiac outcomes of a particular drug. Using PopMedNet, the specs were distributed to 17 data partners with a combined 99 million individual users. Within an incredible turnaround time of two days a report was delivered outlining statistics about new users (including distributions by age, sex, year, and health plan), first treatment exposure duration, and cardiac outcome diagnoses during treatment. Platt and Brown also emphasized the importance of governance among participants in a distributed network in order to perform successful queries. PopMedNet’s flexibility allows for each network of participants to create, administer and govern their own networks. If you missed their presentation, you can watch the video below or by visiting www.queryhealth.com and clicking on ‘Summer Concert Series.’
The second installment of the Summer Concert Series is today at 12:30pm where Andy Gregorowicz will be presenting MITRE’s work on hQuery. hQuery uses pervasive internet-based technologies to deliver flexible easy-to-understand queries and distributed ultra-large scale query execution capabilities. Click here to attend today’s session at 12:30 and learn more about hQuery’s approach to distributed population queries!
The Summer Concert Series is a prelude to a new initiative, Query Health, that will be launched on September 6th to establish standards for distributed population queries for EHRs and community records. ONC is gathering commitments from leaders in areas such as clinical research, public health, health care policy, and other related fields to provide insight and expertise to Query Health. To join the Query Health Initiative click here.