Four expert multispecialty panels will convene to build consensus based on available evidence (see right) on recommendations for diagnosis and management of findings that may lead to a diagnosis of lung, prostate, pancreatic or adrenal cancer. We will utilize a Modified Delphi process1 or nominal group technique (Expert Panel)2 to generate agreement on recommendations that will be implemented as CDS across MGB. The recommendations will be discussed as units of evidence. Guidelines, for instance, may contain more than 1 (often >10) units of evidence, or specific recommendations.
Evidence to be represented as CDS and evaluated by units of evidence
As part of the consensus process, surveys will be administered to panel members. Evidence will be assessed for consensus.
CDS development and implementation: We will represent the units of evidence derived from consensus as CDS.