Multi-Patient Queries

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The Multi-Patient Queries profile defines a mechanism to enable aggregated queries to a Document Registry based on certain criteria needed by areas related to data analysis, such as quality accreditation of health care practitioners or health care facilities, clinical research trial data collection or population health monitoring.


Allows clinical research, quality accreditation institutions and public health organizations to make sound decisions in their field of activity.


Currently, the Stored Query transaction [ITI-18] defines a single catalog of queries, which require that either a single patient ID, a folder ID, or a submission set ID are present in each query. While the existing query catalog serves various healthcare integration workflows, there are other cases where aggregated queries, i.e. queries not constrained to a single patient, folder, or catalog, are necessary. The domain that is currently needing the aggregated queries is the QRPH (the Quality, Research and Public Health), where data needs to be combined so that a pattern can ensue. Examples in the three areas would be repurposing, secondary use, and monitoring population health.

Quality accreditation organizations need to be able to aggregate data so that they can perform measurements of how institutions perform (author or healthcareFacilityTypeCode).

Clinical Research needs to be able to combine the results of different patients in a clinical trial (typeCode).

Public Health needs to have the means to make aggregated queries on certain fields such as eventCodeList in order to identify potential outbreaks and take appropriate decisions.

Systems Affected

Systems involved in this profile are:

  • Quality accreditation organizations, Clinical Research and Public Health systems

Actors & Transactions:



Profile Status: Final Text

Formal Specification: IHE IT Infrastructure Technical Framework

Underlying Standards:

  • ebRIM OASIS/ebXML Registry Information Model v3.0
  • ebRS OASIS/ebXML Registry Services Specifications v3.0

See Also

Document Sharing

This page is based on the Profile Template

Current: IT Infrastructure Technical Framework.