The first Iranian Health Data Visualization System (VIZIT) was officially launched at a conference in presence of the Minister of Health and some representatives of the WHO at the central building of Tehran University of Medical Sciences.
The 25th conference of Annual General Meeting of Student Scientific Research Center Conference of Tehran University of Medical Sciences was held on November 11 at Ibn Sina Hall of School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, where the scientific research centers of the schools of Tehran University of Medical Sciences introduced their scientific activities and achievements.
Approving a collaborative project between “Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center of Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute of Tehran University of Medical Sciences (NCDRC)” and “University of Chicago”, in National Institute For Medical Research Development (NIMAD)
Research Center for Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases, Tehran University of Medical Sciences signed a cooperation agreement with Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences.
After holding the “Short Course on Prevention and Control of NCDs in the Islamic Republic of Iran” in collaboration with Oxford University, the Focal Point team for NCDs course was formed.
The paper entitled: "Rising rural body-mass index is the main driver of the global obesity epidemic in adults" was published in "Nature" journal with the address: "https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1171-x".
"Iran in Transition" is a paper published in Lancet in 2019, in which Dr. Farshad Farzadfar from Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center, has cooperated as one of the first authores. The highlights of this paper were presented by Dr. Bagher Larijani, Dr. Reza Malekzadeh and Dr. Farshad Farzadfar in "7th World Health Summit Regional Meeting" in Iran, April 2019.
Developing intersectoral strategic plan and detailed costed action plan for Men’s health (2018-2020)
Since there are gaps in evidence for creating a movement towards better health for men, we plan
for an evidence based strategic planning which enable us for more effective interventions and cost oriented planning for men health priorities.
Based on the extracted results of other parallel study on situation analysis of Iranian men health, we would be able to develop the national intersectoral strategic plan and costed plan of action on men health for more effective interventional programs.
1-Developed intersectoral strategic plan on identified priorities for Men’s health for the period of
2-Developed coasted plan of action, along with M&E framework for Men’s health.
Development of an Investment Case for Neonatal and Infant Health in Iran
This investment case and the underlying research and analysis, supported by the Child UNICEF unit, has the overall mission of increasing the health of Iranian neonates and children through high-impact opportunities interventions. Our objectives are to:
- a) Develop a detailed situation analysis to identify what determinants of health are most acute to intervene
- b) Identify a set of investment strategies to address the challenges and issues
- c) Propose an investment package with costing analysis of 3 to 5 years in Iran.
Iran Quality of Care in Medicine Program, (IQCAMP)
Aim I: Estimate the quality of care for selected burdensome medical conditions in Iran by measuring selected patient-level quality measures.
Aim II: Explore the elements of the episode of care (EOC) for the selected conditions.
Aim III: Estimate the overall cost of an episode of care for the selected conditions.
Aim I: Estimate the quality of care for selected burdensome medical
IQCAMP is a national survey that measures the value of care, conceptualized as quality per cost for a set of high-burden high-cost medical conditions in the country. The conditions are myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, diabetes, stroke, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, end-stage renal disease, major depression, and road injuries. We will use a cluster analysis method to calculate a nationally representative sample for each of these conditions. A group of Iranian clinicians will audit and select a limited number of quality metrics endorsed by a relevant US institution (e.g. National Quality Forum) for each of the conditions. We will also devise and validate additional tools that are not customized and validated for Iranian population (e.g. drug adherence questionnaire). Sampled patients will be followed up for the entire episode of care. The episodes typically range between three and six months depending on the type of the medical condition. Self-reported or provider-reported information relevant to quality, utilization, and cost of care will be recorded for each episode. The cost of care will include both out of pocket payments and insurance shares. Self-reported costs and utilization data will be confirmed by the provider/insurance recorded information.
The core results are a series of quality indicators along with costing information for the episode of care per each condition. We will also report the continuity of care metric as a measure of integrated care.