Last updated on: 25/06/2014
1. Contact details{View data sources/studies associated with this centre}
Name of organisation 
1) Department/Research groupHealth Search
2) Organisation/affiliationItalian College of General Practicioners
Short Name in the inventoryHealth Search-SIMG
Administrative Contact
Title Mr
Last name Cricelli
First name Iacopo
Address line 1c/o Genomedics
Address line 2Via Sestese 61 
Address line 3 
Phone number (incl. country code)39055494900 
Alternative phone number 
Fax number (incl. country code) 
Scientific Contact
Title Dr
Last name Francesco
First name Lapi
Address line 1c/o SIMG
Address line 2Via del Pignoncino 9-11 
Address line 3 
Phone number (incl. country code)+39055700027 
Alternative phone number+393402648088 
Fax number (incl. country code) 
Email address
2. Description
The Italian College of General Practitioners (SIMG) is a scientific society aimed to promote the role of General Practice within the National Health System. The main activities are focused on education and research. Research is mainly developed throughout the Health Search network, based on: (1) a school in which primary care physicians (PCPs) receive training and shares the same standards for recording electronic patients information; (2) a database [Health Search/CSD longitudinal patients database (HSD)], where PCPs collects patients information. The group working with HSD data is a multidisciplinary team of epidemiologists, statisticians and IT experts; it provides value-added services to: (1) the PCPs who contribute to the HSD; (2) the stakeholders that are interested in using this research tool. Health Search-SIMG is currently involved in several national and multinational research projects on drug safety and drug utilization, HTA and health services research studies.
3. Category
Health Services Research Organization
4. Available resources
 In houseVia Contacts/Network
Epidemiologist/Pharmacoepidemiologist Yes Yes
Statistician Yes Yes
Clinician Yes Yes
Clinical Pharmacologist Yes Yes
Pharmacist Yes Yes
Geneticist/Pharmacogeneticist No Yes
IT specialist Yes Yes
Ethics expertise No Yes
Legal expertise No Yes
Regulatory expertise No Yes