For more than a decade, the Centre of Medicine at Nus carries out joint rounds in renal pathology together with Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm. Kidney biopsy specimens from patients in Umeå are prepared and sent to the pathologist at Karolinska. Once a month, renal pathologists at Karolinska connects to Umeå using video conference and discusses specimens and patient cases with local kidney physicians, residents and candidates. All patients in this diagnostics area are brought up on the rounds. Benefits include faster preparation, shorter lead times to diagnosis and skills development for staff at Nus participating in the rounds. Since 2014, Östersund Hospi-tal is included in the round.
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.