Health

Drug Monitoring Law To Fight Opioid Abuse

June 7, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Gov. McMaster signs the bill into law on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

All opioids prescribed in South Carolina are now required to be reported to the state monitoring program, thanks to a bill that Gov. Henry McMaster signed into law last month. The law is one of several pieces of legislation lawmakers pushed this year as they work to stymie...

School Telehealth Growth Prompts New Role

May 30, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
Williamsburg County uses telehealth in all of its schools.

Williamsburg County uses school-based telehealth at all of its schools. The program allows students to be seen by a pediatrician or specialist remotely, from their school, ultimately minimizing missed classes and long commutes. As the first county in South Carolina to...

Country Doctor Finds 'Prosperity' in Telehealth

May 23, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
Oscar Lovelace provides health services in Prosperity, South Carolina.

Almost thirty years ago, Dr. Oscar Lovelace opened his practice in Prosperity, South Carolina, hoping to provide more care in its rural setting. As a native to Columbia, South Carolina, and Graduate of both Clemson and the Medical University of South Carolina, Lovelace knew...

Teacher Saves Time and Money with Virtual Doctor Visit

May 19, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
A teacher scrolls through questions on a Smart Exam.

In an effort to improve access to care, hospitals across the state offer virtual exams for non-emergent needs. Virtual exams, like Greenville Health System’s (GHS) Smart Exam , enable patients to register and complete a guided questionnaire, to be reviewed by a local...

My Telehealth Shares Voices of the Community

May 15, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Marina Ziehe
Thank you

In 2016, the My Telehealth campaign was born with a simple goal: to raise awareness about telehealth, which means the delivery of healthcare via different types of technology. Over the course of one year, our team traveled across S.C. searching for stories that could...

Chester County Farm Raises All-Natural Products

May 15, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
Thames Farm in Fort Lawn, SC.

“I love meeting people of the community and having them come back and tell me, ‘I loved your pork chops, I love your sausages…we get so satisfied when we eat it, your chicken seems to go further than what I get from the grocery store…I love your eggs, my cakes are better.’...

Telemedicine Hits a Winner at the Tennis Courts

May 12, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Marina Ziehe
Tennis Player

Tennis matches are not won merely by hitting great shots. Optimal health and well-being are important components of an athlete's winning strategy. In order to help high performance athletes play their best on the courts, the MUSC Health Sports Medicine team partnered with...

Virtual Care Delivers New Patient Experience

May 8, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
Palmetto Health Emergency Center

As patients use technology to seek care outside the traditional walls of a doctor's office or hospital, models for providing healthcare shift. The Director of the Emergency Departments at Palmetto Health , and CEO of the Palmetto Health Quality Collaborative , Dr. William...

Inmates and Taxpayers to Benefit from Pilot Project

May 3, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
S.C. prisons will use telehealth for urgent care in five prison facilities.

In 2017, the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) will begin connecting inmates to providers over video, for urgent care needs. Traditionally, inmates would be transported with security personnel to an emergency department, whether or not the need was emergent...

Geneticist Offers a New Option for Families Seeking Answers

April 28, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
A family sits in the waiting room for their telehealth appointment.

While patients at the Greenwood Genetic Center’s (GGC) Florence site might wait to see a geneticist in person, they now have another choice—to see a geneticist over a secure video conference, or telehealth. Telehealth gives patients more appointment options to choose from,...

Deaf Resident Strikes the Right Note with Telemedicine

April 24, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Marina Ziehe
Jermaine sitting on the porch

Jermaine Greene likes tattoos. In total, he has 28. He also loves rap music and says he is a big fan of Spice 1, an American rapper from California. Listening to music is one of his favorite activities. But he can’t hear. He was born deaf and learned sign language at the...

Behind the Scenes with Yoga in Practice

April 24, 2017 - Posted in Behind the Scenes by Tabitha Safdi
BTS with Yoga in Practice

Yoga in Practice is a pilot, 13-part yoga series led by master instructor Stacey Millner-Collins of Columbia, South Carolina. The program is designed to encourage a daily practice for the at-home student. What makes Yoga in Practice unique among other offerings is that each...

Telehealth Supports Patients and Health Systems in Rural State

April 21, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Marina Ziehe
Emergency Room Sign

Faced with challenges in the area of healthcare, the primarily rural state of South Carolina decided to take action. In 2014, a statewide telehealth network, the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance , was formed to “improve the health of South Carolina's citizens through...

We Want to Hear From YOU! Survey Responses Needed

April 17, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Marina Ziehe
telehealth cart

Over the past 11 months, the SCETV "My Telehealth" team and the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance have been working together to assess, explore, and share the available telehealth resources in South Carolina. Through a series of videos and radio stories , we have been...

South Carolina Hosts its Largest Telehealth Conference

April 14, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
Kathy Schwarting addresses attendees at the Annual Telehealth Summit.

Each year, Palmetto Care Connections hosts an Annual Telehealth Summit of South Carolina. 2017 marks the fifth annual summit. The summit brings together providers, payers, and policy makers. During the summit, major players in healthcare recognize wins and discuss...

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