Electronic Healthcare. First International Conference, eHealth 2008, London, UK, September 8-9, 2008. Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

A Group Decision Support System for Staging of Cancer

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-00413-1_14,
        author={Miguel Miranda and Ant\^{o}nio Abelha and Manuel Santos and Jos\^{e} Machado and Jos\^{e} Neves},
        title={A Group Decision Support System for Staging of Cancer},
        proceedings={Electronic Healthcare. First International Conference, eHealth 2008, London, UK, September 8-9, 2008. Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={E-HEALTH},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={e-Health Group Decision Support System Staging of Caner},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-00413-1_14}
    }
    
  • Miguel Miranda
    António Abelha
    Manuel Santos
    José Machado
    José Neves
    Year: 2012
    A Group Decision Support System for Staging of Cancer
    E-HEALTH
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-00413-1_14
Miguel Miranda1,*, António Abelha1,*, Manuel Santos2,*, José Machado1,*, José Neves1,*
  • 1: CCTC, Universidade do Minho
  • 2: Universidade do Minho
*Contact email: mmiranda@gmail.com, abelha@di.uminho.pt, mfs@dsi.uminho.pt, jmac@di.uminho.pt, jneves@di.uminho.pt

Abstract

The TNM classification system was developed as a tool for physicians to stage different types of cancer based on standard criteria, according to a common language of cancer staging. Staging reports are usually performed by oncologists but sometimes are also done by physicians not specialized in this area. In this paper, it is presented a multi-agent system to support group decision that helps meeting participants to reach and to justify a solution. With the increasing use of web applications to perform the Electronic Medical Record on healthcare facilities, this system has the potential to be easily integrated in order to support the medical and clinical e-learning and to improve patient assistance. In fact, the usual need for documentation and specific information by the medical staff can be easily provided by these systems, making a new steep towards a paper free healthcare system.