Multidisciplinary team meetings - A literature based process analysis

Oliver Krauss, Martina Angermaier, Emmanuel Helm

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Multidisciplinary Team Meetings (MDTM) are conducted to discuss the treatment of one or more patients. This paper discusses MDTM with a focus on tumor treatment and shows workflows in different settings, identifies organizational and technical problems in the MDTM and solutions thereof. It aims to answer the following research questions: (RQ1) What is the current state of the art in MDTM?(RQ2) How are they conducted and what is the variation in different hospital settings? (RQ3) What technical problems and possible solutions thereof exist? This is done by conducting a literature review entailing a forward search of 837 papers and a backward search. The results show that a unified workflow model for MDTM can’t be found since they are highly dependent on institutional and tumor dependent specifics. The identified problems and solutions show a lack of research towards technical solutions and process interoperability. An outlook on extending research in these areas is given.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Technology in Bio- and Medical Informatics - 7th International Conference, ITBAM 2016, Proceedings
EditorsAndreas Holzinger, M. Elena Renda, Sami Khuri, Miroslav Bursa
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783319439488
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event7th International Conference on Information Technology in Bio- and Medical Informatics, ITBAM 2016 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 5 Sept 20168 Sept 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9832 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference7th International Conference on Information Technology in Bio- and Medical Informatics, ITBAM 2016


  • Multidisciplinary team meeting
  • Process analysis
  • Tumor board
  • Workflow


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