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.