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Charter School Has Special Place in Family’s Heart

By M. Ziehe

Charter School Has Special Place in Family’s Heart

Since 2014, a charter school in Charleston has been using telehealth to care for students with multiple disabilities.

Using a computer camera and digital tools, the school nurse Courtenay Read is able to conduct real-time consults with physicians at the Medical University of South Carolina. The virtual consult requires parental consent to be given beforehand, and parents are invited to participate in the appointment. Follow-up notes are sent to the child’s primary care provider for their records and further coordination of care. 

SC Resident Uses Virtual Sleep Clinic for Good Night's Sleep

By M. Ziehe

Sleep Study

Originally from Massachusetts, Catherine Locatis has been living in South Carolina for over 30 years. Due to poor sleep quality, Locatis decided to get tested to see what was causing the problem. Through telehealth, she connected to Singular Sleep, a health startup in Charleston, founded by Dr. Joseph Krainin.

The views expressed in this video do not necessarily reflect those of South Carolina ETV.

Sonographers Expand Training Using Telehealth

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Sonograher uses Echo to read heart

In the Pee Dee region of South Carolina, a group of heart sonographers meet once a quarter for continuing education classes. Originally provided in-house, the training later expanded to encompass videoconferencing technology. Through telehealth, area sonographers in remote locations can connect to the host site, McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, to gain valuable knowledge and experience.

Collaboration Drives Healthcare Innovation in South Carolina

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South Carolina Telehealth Alliance Advisory Council meeting in a conference room

As the healthcare system continues to evolve, collaboration becomes a significant aspect for efficient change. The South Carolina Telehealth Alliance was formed in 2014 to coordinate and facilitate Telehealth efforts across the state. Its mission is to “improve the health of South Carolina's citizens through telehealth.”

To learn about the Alliance visit www.sctelehealth.org

 

After 5 Strokes, 7 year-old Boy is "Out of the Woods”

By M. Ziehe

Jayden playing basketball

Jayden is an active and playful seven year-old boy who lives with his family in Myrtle Beach. At the age of six, Jayden suffered his first of five strokes while coming back from school.

“I was extremely scared, just wanting my son to get better,” his mother Megan Schnall said.

Jayden was quickly taken to Conway Medical Center, a community hospital ten minutes from their house. It was there that the family was introduced to telehealth.

Telepsychiatry Making a Difference in Patient's Life

By M. Ziehe

Brenda smiling and looking at the camera

"She keeps me young, she really does," says the 70-year-old Myrtle Beach resident Michael Purvis.

Purvis is the father of Brenda, a 27 year-old young lady who has Down Syndrome, a genetic condition in which the person is born with an extra chromossome.

Telehealth Research Aims to Improve Women's Health in Rural South Carolina

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Woman walking in a rural area

The Women's Health Research Team was founded in January 2013 at the College of Charleston. This team uses a multi- and interdisciplinary approach to women’s health research, "drawing from the behavioral and clinical science, communication, and social marketing fields." In 2015, the team was asked to conduct telehealth research designed to improve understanding of health care access for women in rural communities.

Distance Education Helps Providers Treat Patients for Hepatitis C

By M. Ziehe

Dr. Ahuja and Caroline Derrick teaching the tele-infectious disease course

Telehealth is not all about seeing a patient on a computer screen to treat his or her condition; the clinical side is just one component of telehealth. An integral component of telehealth is distance education, which refers to situations in which the instructor and learner are geographically separated and rely on electronic devices for instructional delivery. Distance education courses are educating patients, community members and/or healthcare providers on a range of health topics.

"Providers are hungry for knowledge," says Dr. Divya Ahuja.

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