Assessing support requirements for multidisciplinary team meetings

Bridget Kane*, Ken O'Byrne, Saturnino Luz

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This paper profiles multidisciplinary team activity (MDT) in a typical teaching hospital setting and reports on a survey conducted among the teams to establish the information needs and constraints which affect their interaction. Support for pre-meeting work and post-meeting responsibilities is considered important in enabling the interaction at team meetings to be effective. Acoustics in the meeting room have higher priority over visual displays, although both hearing the discussion and seeing images and colleagues is important at meetings. Issues of time include scheduling and timing and are difficult to manage, particularly when individual roles belong to several MDTs and span more than one hospital. The potential is identified for automatic processing of some decisions by simple algorithm, which potentially will allow for more time at meetings to discuss complex patient cases in more detail.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, CBMS 2010
Pages110-115
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event23rd IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, CBMS 2010 - Perth, Australia
Duration: 12 Oct 201015 Oct 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems
ISSN (Print)1063-7125

Conference

Conference23rd IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, CBMS 2010
CountryAustralia
CityPerth
Period12/10/1015/10/10

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