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Iranian national COVID-19 electronic screening system: experience to share
  1. Mehrdad Amir-Behghadami1,2,3,
  2. Ali Janati1,3
  1. 1 Iranian Center of Excellence in Health Management (IceHM), School of Management and Medical Informatics, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
  2. 2 Student Research Committee (SRC), Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
  3. 3 Tabriz Health Services Management Research Center, Health Management and Safety Promotion Research Institute, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
  1. Correspondence to Professor Ali Janati, Iranian Center of Excellence in Health Management, School of Management and Medical Informatics, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, University Rd, Golbad, EAZN 5165665811, Tabriz, East Azerbaijan, Iran; Janati1382{at}gmail.com; Mr Mehrdad Amir-Behghadami, Iranian Center of Excellence in Health Management, School of Management and Medical Informatics, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, University Rd, Golbad, EAZN 5165665811, Tabriz, East Azerbaijan, Iran; Behghadamim{at}tbzmed.ac.ir

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Iranian health authorities confirmed the first cases of coronavirus on 19 February 2020 in Qom. As of 27 February 2020, according to authorities, 82 211 cases with COVID-19 have been identified in the country, 5118 of which have died and 57 023 have recovered so far.1 Prevention and identification of the disease has become the most important task in Iran.2

The information of more than 75 million Iranian citizens has previously been registered in an electronic health system, so that every citizen has an electronic health dossier. In early March, Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MOHME) set up a clinical website (https://salamat.gov.ir /) to find citizens infected with COVID-19.3 The government has called on all Iranian citizens to use this clinical self-screening website. Citizens log into the clinical website using the national code and …

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