The Italian neuromuscular disease (NMD) registry is based on an informatics technology platform, structured according to the most rigorous legal national and European requirements for management of patient sensitive data. A user-friendly web interface allows both direct patients and clinicians’ participation. The platform’s design permits expansion to incorporate new modules and new registries, and is suitable of interoperability with other international efforts.
All stakeholders participate in its management, with clear roles and responsibilities. This governance model has been key to its success. In fact, it favored patient empowerment and their direct participation in research, while also engaging the expert clinicians of the Italian network in the collection of accurate clinical data according to the best clinical practices. The whole article you can find here.