Emergency support in rural areas

Emergency support in rural areas Image by VLL

The towns of Tärnaby, Storuman, Sorsele and Malå in the inland of Västerbotten have access to extended primary care through the cottage hospitals. These units have since many years a video solution in the emergency rooms that allows external support or guidance during emergencies. Physicians on call at home or at another healthcare facility connect via a computer and a simple video streaming server. Through a controllable camera, they can get a good overview of the room. The communication is today facilitated by phone but the solution will be upgraded in 2016 to bi-directional audio and video communication.

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.

Last modified on Thursday, 22 March 2018 09:00

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