Since many years, Nus and Sahlgrenska University Hospital holds joint rounds for patients from the Northern Healthcare Region who has undergone kidney transplantation at Sahlgrenska. The rounds are held every two months and currently include Östersund hospital as well. In case of clinical indications, renal biopsies are sampled from the patient at Nus followed by a discussion of the case with nephrologist and transplantation nurse from Nus, and specialized transplant physicians from Sahlgren-ska Hospital. On occasion, resident physicians and candidates are also involved. Main benefits of this work model are faster (and higher quality) processes, reduced lead-time to test results, and competence improvement of local staff.
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.