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Methods Inf Med. 2015;54(5):447-54. doi: 10.3414/ME14-02-0026. Epub 2015 Sep 30.

A Comprehensive Assessment Tool for Patient Registry Software Systems: The CIPROS Checklist.

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Doris Lindoerfer, Institute for Medical Information Processing, Biometry and Epidemiology (IBE), Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Marchioninistra├če 15, 81377 Munich, Germany, E-mail: lindoerf@ibe.med.uni-muenchen.de.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Patient registries are an important instrument in medical research. Often their structure is complex and their implementation uses composite software systems to meet the wide spectrum of challenges.

OBJECTIVES:

For the implementation of a registry, there is a wide range of commercial, open source, and self-developed systems available and a minimal standard for the critical appraisal of their architecture is needed.

METHODS:

We performed a systematic review of the literature to define a catalogue of relevant criteria to construct a minimal appraisal standard.

RESULTS:

The CIPROS list is developed based on 64 papers which were found by our systematic review. The list covers twelve sections and contains 72 items.

CONCLUSIONS:

The CIPROS list supports developers to assess requirements on existing systems and strengthens the reporting of patient registry software system descriptions. It can be a first step to create standards for patient registry software system assessments.

KEYWORDS:

Checklist; patient registry software system; technical requirements

PMID:
26419642
DOI:
10.3414/ME14-02-0026
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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