As the Precision Medicine Initiative ramps up to enroll 1 million Americans in a national cohort, the sheer volume and complexity of big data it will produce—including that from electronic health records—will require an emphasis on access- and query-based exchange instead of the actual transfer of large datasets.

That’s the conclusion a Health IT Standards Committee task force on precision medicine, which presented its final recommendations during a May 17 joint HIT Policy-Standards Committee meeting.

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