Visibility to necessary patient information enables more efficient collaboration
Each specialist on a tumor board followed his or her own protocol to develop static presentations for weekly meetings without standardization across tumor boards. Presentations were inefficient. Differences between radiological and pathologic recommendations required manual follow up, adding to tumor board preparation for each discipline and taking precious time from collaboration in the weekly conference.
Tumor Board was selected to improve tumor board planning and preparation with relevant data consolidated in one place. Tumor Board currently facilitates efficient breast cancer tumor board meetings and is rolling out to lung cancer conferences.
Tumor Board standardized preparation and presentation processes, so physicians can easily include necessary information, images and findings. Radiology and Pathology can compare interpretations virtually, saving time and showing context to optimize the surgeon’s tumor board preparation. The tumor board meeting is now a smaller part of multidisciplinary team collaboration because specialists have easy access to patient-specific data in Tumor Board — anytime, anywhere, through any device with an Internet connection.*
[Tumor Board] is very helpful … integrating all the information in a fast and dynamic way. It really decreased the effort needed to gather and prepare everything for the tumor board and, most importantly, decreased the errors that one could make in that preparation.
Clara Montagut, MD
Oncologist and coordinator, gastrointestinal cancer unit
Hospital del Mar, Barcelona
References & notes
* navify Tumor Board is not mobile-enabled but is accessible in Google Chrome browser.