Standardized, quality_controlled and guideline-concordant diagnostic and treatment are basic prerequisites for optimized patient care, especially in patients with malignant diseases. However, local and/or regional specificities and/or expertise in certain (diagnostic and/or therapeutic) fields might necessitate rapid and actual adaption of national or international guidelines. Therefore, a shared guideline development tool, allowing rapid and quality-controlled adaptation of care-guidelines/pathways, will stimulate exchange of knowledge and optimize care at academic centers and community hospitals.
- The 360° Medical Software Services pathways (initially developed at ECCA) is an internet-based software tool allowing multidisciplinary pathways. It has become a valuable tool for coordinating and updating treatment algorithms and routes, allowing for accreditation and quality control. Its Internet structure makes it an ideal platform for the setting up of guidelines and pathways of interregional care.