A Web-Based Registry for Familial Hypercholesterolaemia
Author(s): Napier KR, Pang J, Lamont L, Walker CE, Dawkins HJ, Hunter AA, Bockxmeer FM, Watts GF, Bellgard MI.
Published: November 30, 2016
Journal: Heart Lung and Circulation
Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is the most common and serious monogenic disorder of lipoprotein metabolism that leads to premature coronary heart disease. Patients with FH are often under-treated, and many remain undiagnosed. The deployment of the FH Australasia Network Registry is a crucial component of the comprehensive model of care for FH, which aims to provide a standardised, high-quality and cost-effective system of care that is likely to have the highest impact on patient outcomes. The FH Australasia Network Registry was customised using a registry framework that is an open source, interoperable system that enables the efficient customisation and deployment of national and international web-based disease registries that can be modified dynamically as registry requirements evolve. The FH Australasia Network Registry can be employed to improve health services for FH patients across the Australasia-Pacific region, through the collation of data to facilitate clinical service planning, clinical trials, clinical audits, and to inform clinical best practice.