Development of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Registry Software

Mohammad Reza Keikavousi, Farkhondeh Asadi, Somayeh Paydar, Fariba khounraz



With an increase in the prevalence and incidence of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs), they have become a global challenge. The IBD registry provides complete and timely data, thereby greatly contributing to the estimation of the burden of these diseases and development of control and prevention programs. We aimed to develop an IBD registry software.


 The present applied-developmental study had two main stages: determining user requirements, and developing the IBD registry software. The software was created using a Web-based software development technology called ASP.NET Core 2. The programming language in this framework was #C, and the SQL Server 2017 was employed to create a strong and integrated software databank in the relational form.


When determining user requirements, the data elements were classified into two main categories of patient information and visits and tests. Moreover, in this stage, registry functions, including case ascertainment, abstracting, follow-up, quality control, and reporting were identified. In the registry software development stage, the object-oriented conceptual model was designed with five use case diagrams and 59 classes. The user interface comprised the following main sections: add patient, find patient, complete source report, report, staff, and drugs. Precise user authentication and authorization were also employed to enhance the security of the developed software.


Development of an IBD registry which can precisely record patients and estimate the incidence, prevalence, and socioeconomic burden of these diseases can assist in planning for the control and prevention of IBD in healthcare systems.


Inflammatory bowel diseases; Registry; Registry software

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