This interactive e-Staging tool is standalone (in .mht format), simpler (requiring only 4 mouse clicks), quicker (just a few seconds) and easier than those from other sources, which are all Web-based. It can be used by any physician with minimum computer skills. It is portable, can be used in any hand-held device anywhere in the hospital or clinic, and does not require Internet connection. It eliminates consulting complicated TNM charts, which are different for every tumor, and also the need to rely on memory, thus reducing errors and inconsistency between physicians. The tool can be incorporated in a hospital EMR with HL7. It is future-scalable, with options to add more tumor sites to the system.
Authorship and Conference Presentation: This paper was authored by Dr Sanjoy Sanyal, Professor and Course Director of Neuroscience in Medical University of the Americas, Potworks, Charlestown, Nevis, St.Kitts-Nevis, West Indies. It was accepted at the international Stanford Medicine X Conference, and presented as a poster in Stanford University School of Medicine, LKSC Conference Center, 291 Campus Drive, Stanford, California, CA 94305-5101, USA, on 30 September, 2012.