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J Pathol Inform. 2019 Nov 18;10:35. doi: 10.4103/jpi.jpi_20_19. eCollection 2019.

Role of Telemedicine in Multidisciplinary Team Meetings.

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1
Landmo Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, Nordre Land, Norway.
2
Department of Pathology, Førde Central Hospital, Førde, Norway.
3
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Innlandet Hospital Trust, Gjøvik, Norway.

Abstract

We reviewed the role of telemedicine in multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings, which play an important role in the provision of effective and tailored patient care in diverse clinical settings. This article is based on conducted search in PubMed. Search terms included "telemedicine," "multidisciplinary team," and "(telemedicine) and (multidisciplinary team)." Telemedicine provides an important advantage in the provision of MDT meeting comparing with traditional settings. Those include improved access to and collaboration of medical experts. This resulted in increased levels of medical competence and improved provisions of diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up to patients irrespective of location.

KEYWORDS:

Digital pathology; multidisciplinary team meeting; remote diagnostics; telemedicine; video interpretation

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