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A registry framework enabling patient-centred care

Bellgard, M.I., Napier, K., Render, L., Radochonski, M., Lamont, L., Graham, C., Wilton, S.D., Fletcher, S., Goldblatt, J., Hunter, A.A. and Weeramanthri, T. (2015) A registry framework enabling patient-centred care. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 214 . pp. 8-14.

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Clinical decisions rely on expert knowledge that draws on quality patient phenotypic and physiological data. In this regard, systems that can support patient-centric care are essential. Patient registries are a key component of patient-centre care and can come in many forms such as disease-specific, recruitment, clinical, contact, post market and surveillance. There are, however, a number of significant challenges to overcome in order to maximise the utility of these information management systems to facilitate improved patient-centred care. Registries need to be harmonised regionally, nationally and internationally. However, the majority are implemented as standalone systems without consideration for data standards or system interoperability. Hence the task of harmonisation can become daunting. Fortunately, there are strategies to address this. In this paper, a disease registry framework is outlined that enables efficient deployment of national and international registries that can be modified dynamically as registry requirements evolve. This framework provides a basis for the development and implementation of data standards and enables patients to seamlessly belong to multiple registries. Other significant advances include the ability for registry curators to create and manage registries themselves without the need to contract software developers, and the concept of a registry description language for ease of registry template sharing.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Centre for Comparative Genomics
Publisher: IOS Press
Copyright: 2015 The Authors/IOS Press
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