There is a lack of full-time nephrologists at the dialysis unit in Lycksele Hospital, thus specialists at Nus regularly perform rounds remotely with support from the local staff in Lycksele. The rounds are enabled through mobile videoconferencing equipment, which makes it possible to carry out rounds wherever it is best suited. The approach is now part of the routine services. During holiday season, the specialists also support the dialysis unit in Skellefteå Hospital, although to a limited extent. The work model was established in 2011 with support from the EU-funded project “Implementing Transnational Telemedicine Solutions” (ITTS) in which all three dialysis departments in the county participated.
This text has been originally released in the following report: Telemedicine Survey in the County Council of Västerbotten -An analysis of the present situation, conditions and areas of improvement.