Challenges and Approaches to Make Multidisciplinary Team Meetings Interoperable – The KIMBo Project.

Oliver Krauss, Karl Holzer, Andreas Hannes Schuler, Reinhard Egelkraut, Barbara Traxler

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Background: Multidisciplinary team meetings (MDTMs) are already in use for certain areas in healthcare (e.g. treatment of cancer). Due to the lack of common standards and accessibility for the applied IT systems, their potential is not yet completely exploited. Objectives: Common requirements for MDTMs shall be identified and aggregated into a process definition to be automated by an application architecture utilizing modern standards in electronic healthcare, e.g. HL7 FHIR. Methods: To identify requirements, an extensive literature review as well as semistructured expert interviews were conducted. Results: Results showed, that interoperability and flexibility in terms of the process are key requirements to be addressed. An architecture blueprint as well as an aggregated process definition were derived from the insights gained. To evaluate the feasibility of identified requirements, methods of explorative prototyping in software engineering were used. Conclusion: MDTMs will become an important part of modern and future healthcare but the need for standardization in terms of interoperability is imminent.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealth Informatics Meets eHealth
Subtitle of host publicationDigital Insight - Information-Driven Health and Care - Proceedings of the 11th eHealth 2017 Conference
EditorsDieter Hayn, Gunter Schreier
PublisherIOS Press Amsterdam
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781614997580
ISBN (Print)978-1-61499-758-0
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventeHealth 2017 - Wien, Austria
Duration: 23 May 201724 May 2017

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


ConferenceeHealth 2017
Internet address


  • Workflow
  • HL7 FHIR
  • BPMN
  • Automation
  • Multidisciplinary team meeting
  • Interoperability


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