Successful implementation of the Spanish Registry of COVID-19 Screening of Asymptomatic Pregnant Women, developed with Persei vivarium technology
In March of 2020, the Spanish Registry of COVID-19 Screening of Asymptomatic Pregnant Women was implemented by its principal investigator, Dr. Óscar Martínez (Puerta de Hierro University Hospital). The registry is managed with technology from our company, Persei vivarium.
It is undeniable that clinical studies are a fundamental resource for the improvement of the understanding of and approach to diseases, through the information that comes out of research into the disease, new treatments, therapies, etc. In this environment, the need to use Real-World Data to complement the traditional clinical studies is becoming more and more obvious.
On the 1st of June I began my internship at Persei vivarium. At that time, the Spanish Government was implementing de-escalation measures to ease the complete lockdown caused by Covid-19. The digital health sector, to which Persei vivarium belongs, has been growing and its applications in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic is just one of the many reasons.
Increasingly, in recent times, we are observing that patients want to be more informed and involved in their disease, demanding information and education on a voluntary and individual basis using different sources and platforms. In this context, patient education using technology platforms has become a reality.
As the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the world, the negative impact of the virus has become more obvious, even in the development of clinical studies of other diseases. With the travel restrictions imposed by governments, and the fear of contracting the virus among both the patients participating in the studies as well as the monitors, people stopped coming to hospitals.
From the very start of my internship at Persei vivarium, I had the opportunity to come in contact with new concepts, working methodologies, technologies and totally new situations. At first I had a strange feeling. I was excited and at the same time a bit overwhelmed to see so many things that I had never heard about, but I immediately felt that all that was a big challenge that I accepted gladly.