HIEs Craft Strategies For Non-Targeted Query

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | June 26, 2013

In the process of creating health information exchange recommendations, the Health IT Policy Committee’s Privacy & Security Tiger Team is considering practices that have been developed for a critical care coordination practice: non-targeted query.

A way for treating clinicians to gather patient records using information about a patient, sometimes involving HIE aggregation, non-targeted query is being used in different ways by several HIEs currently, as the Tiger Team heard during a recent meeting.

Much as HIEs evolved with different services and policies at the state and regional levels before and after the HITECH Act, today HIEs with non-targeted query services have varying approaches.