30. Jul 2018
The BMG report on the further development of medical registers is implemented by the BQS Institute and TMF.
Medical registries, along with clinical trials, are among the most important tools in researching new therapies and improving and reviewing already established therapies. They can help to map the quality of care and represent the reality of care. They thus form the basis of evidence-based medicine, and the need for structured and valid data in health care is increasing. A systematic overview of existing registries is only available for selected areas of application. Against the background of the current and future challenges, the Federal Ministry of Health has awarded the bidding consortium consisting of the BQS Institute for Quality and Patient Safety and the TMF - Technology and Methods Platform for Networked Medical Research the contract for an "Expert opinion on the further development of medical registries to improve data feed-in and connectivity" within the framework of a public procurement procedure. Dr. med. Anna Niemeyer (BQS Institute) comments: "This expert opinion represents a great opportunity for health services research and the further development of health services in Germany. In addition to providing an overview, the aim is above all to investigate the framework conditions for better data use. With our partner, TMF e.V., we have a highly competent team with relevant experience in the field of collaborative medical research at our side. We feel honored and are convinced that, with the involvement of many experts, we will be able to enter into a constructive dialogue and, as a result, make robust statements and develop concrete approaches to solutions."
The aim of the report is to obtain an overview of medical registries in Germany and internationally, to gain a deeper understanding of current framework conditions and barriers to the widespread use of registries, to develop quality and evaluation criteria for registries, and to use these to develop recommendations for the further development of the German registry landscape. The resulting proposals should help to better exploit the potential of medical registries in Germany.