Enhanced Interdisciplinary Communication: Development of an Interactive Thyroid Nodule/Cancer Disease Map


This study proposes a thyroid disease-specific database (the Thyroid Care Collaborative) as a solution that could ameliorate problems arising from inadequate disease-specific communications between physicians. The main advantages of this disease-specific, dynamic, three-dimensional, anatomic disease map are: 1) transferability across institutions and disciplines, 2) disease specificity to thyroid nodule and cancer care, and 3) ability to trigger more detailed evaluation or reconciliation of any change in a patient’s status regarding the nature or the extent of their disease.

Moubayed SP, Machado R, Tuttle RM, Orloff LA, Randolph G, Hernandez-Prera JC, Griffin MJ, Urken ML

Laryngoscope, 2018

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