Utilizing the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance Registry
The Florida Society of Rheumatology urges its membership to participate in and add to the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance Healthcare Provider Entered Registry during this time of global crisis.
The Florida Society of Rheumatology urges its membership to participate in and add to the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance Healthcare Provider Entered Registry during this time of global crisis. The registry serves as a resource for transparent, inclusive, and non-competitive data collection, sharing, and dissemination. We are asking our practicing rheumatologist members to report any and all cases of COVID-19 in their patients, including those with mild or no symptoms, to the registry. Completion of the case report form will take no more than 5-10 minutes, and no protected health information is required. The COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance's mission is to create a secure, de-identified, international case reporting registry from which data can be collected to provide swift and timely updates to the global rheumatology community.
We also encourage all our membership to sign up as official supporters of the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance. With support from member organizations such as our own, the Alliance will be able to spread word of the registry to a far greater audience, and at a faster rate. This, in turn, will serve to populate the registry with significantly more data, giving the Alliance an opportunity to rapidly provide information back to doctors and patients about how rheumatic disease patients and those treated with rheumatology drugs fare when they get infected. These findings could prove to be crucial and legitimately life-saving. This is a worldwide effort, and its chances of success depend heavily on the level of participation from practicing rheumatologists like you.