COVID-19 Electronic Registry Systems in Iran: A Review

Document Type : Review Article

Authors

1 Emergency Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran Emergency Medicine Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

2 Master of Civil Engineering Student, Islamic Azad University-Yazd Branch, Yazd, IR Iran

3 Medical Student, Faculty of Medicine, Islamic Azad University-Yazd Branch, Yazd, Iran

4 Emergency Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IR Iran

5 Medical intern, Gomel State Medical University, Gomel, Belarus.

Abstract

Introduction: Since the beginning of COVID-19 epidemic in Iran, several electronic registration systems are created to record the data of infected patients. In this narrative review, it was aimed to investigate the articles that described the COVID-19 electronic registry systems designed and implemented in Iran.
Methods: In this review, four Electronic databases [Medline (accessed from PubMed), Scopus, Science Direct, and Web of Science] were searched up to June 22, 2020 using specific MeSH terms and related keywords in English language. Considering the titles and abstracts, unrelated studies were excluded. The full texts of the remained studies were evaluated by authors, independently. Then, their findings were assessed and reported.
Results: Finally 4 articles were enrolled, which introduced four COVID-19 registries. These registries designed and lunched by Isfahan, Shiraz, Tehran and Ilam University of Medical Sciences. They were different in design, the used algorithms for patients' management, recorded data, and methods of quality assurance
Conclusion: Considering the differences between various registry systems designed for COVID-19 in Iran, it is recommended to develop a single web-based registry system by Iran Ministry of Health and Medical Education to register and follow up the patients with COVID-19.

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