Challenges and Approaches to Make Multidisciplinary Team Meetings Interoperable – The KIMBo Project.
O. Krauss, K. Holzer, A. Schuler, R. Egelkraut, B. Traxler - Challenges and Approaches to Make Multidisciplinary Team Meetings Interoperable – The KIMBo Project. - eHealth2017 – Health Informatics Meets eHealth, Wien, Austria, 2017
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, 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 semi-structured 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 order of interoperability is imminent.