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State of Telehealth in South Carolina

April 5, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Marina Ziehe
Roundtable discussion at the Summit

Leaders from across South Carolina discussed their perspectives on statewide efforts to advance telehealth as part of the 5th Annual Telehealth Summit of South Carolina, held March 28-30, 2017. Specifically, the panel addressed some of the successes and challenges of...

Legislators Talk Telehealth in South Carolina

March 31, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
Telehealth Awareness Week

Legislators from across South Carolina talk telehealth at the Telehealth Awareness Week press conference. Listen to Senator Thomas Alexander and Representatives Murrell Smith and Katie Arrington.

S.C. Hospital Uses Innovative System to Keep Patients Safe

March 30, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Marina Ziehe
Telesitter program at Palmetto Health

For many years, healthcare facilities hired “patient sitters” to watch patients at risk for falls or in harmful situations. But hiring a patient sitter for each and every patient at safety risk involved huge costs for the hospital. A local hospital tapped into technology to...

Private Health Network Connects Rural State

March 20, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
Health clinics connect to private network.

The Palmetto State Providers Network (PSPN) connects hundreds of South Carolina health providers. Through this fiber-based network, sites have higher broadband capabilities, allowing data to flow to and from sites. This HIPAA-compliant infrastructure facilitates statewide...

Charter School Has Special Place in Family’s Heart

March 9, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Marina 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...

Primary Care Facility uses Technology to Help Residents Stay Local

March 6, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Marina Ziehe
Telehealth equipment at local clinic

A primary care facility in Pawleys Island takes a patient-centered, innovative approach to delivering care. At Pawleys Pediatrics & Adult Medicine, 16-year-old Nichole and her mom, Sheri Blankenship, have seen firsthand the benefits and results of telehealth.

'Whole New World of Healthcare' Comes to SC Elementary School

February 24, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
Nurse Practitioner trains school nurse on telehealth cart.

Even though school-based telehealth runs on technology, when it comes to training, Nurse Practitioner Kelli Garber from the Medical University of South Carolina says she prefers to train school nurses in person. School-based telehealth allows school nurses to connect to a...

Lawmakers Move to Crack Down on Growing Opioid, Heroin Problem

February 22, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
House lawmakers discuss legislation dealing with opioid and heroin abuse

Several House Republicans filed a variety of bills Wednesday to stymie the growing opioid prescription drug abuse and heroin problem in South Carolina. The group said in a State House press conference that the 10 bills they filed would increase drug abuse prevention,...

Sleep and a Healthy Brain

February 10, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by P.A. Bennett
Sleep brain connection

How often do you jump out of bed in the morning refreshed, wide awake, and ready to go? If you’re like most of us, it’s probably not often enough. It happened to me this morning. I was shocked and amazed. Got me to wondering, what did I do right last night, so that I feel...

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

February 9, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Marina 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...

Frequent Patients See Doctor by Video for Rare Digestive Disorder

February 8, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
The Mannings make pizza.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EOE) is a life altering and rare digestive disorder. Dr. Jonathan Markowitz, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Greenville Health System , describes the condition as an extensive food allergy. He says while the condition is rare, he sees hundreds of...

Sonographers Expand Training Using Telehealth

January 31, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Marina Ziehe
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...

The New Nutrition Facts Panel

January 30, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
The New Nutrition Facts Panel

Clemson Extension’s Food Safety & Nutrition Team Members Dr. Kimberly Baker and Shana Madden join "Making It Grow" to talk about the new Nutrition Facts Panel. People look at food labels for different reasons. But whatever the reason, many consumers would like to know...

Behind the Scenes: The Production of 'My Telehealth'

January 20, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Tabitha Safdi
Behind the Scenes at GHS

Walking out of the doors of South Carolina ETV , Marina Ziehe and Taylor Crouch carry a combined 40 pounds' worth of equipment. Loading up and settling in for the drive, they arrive at Greenville Health Systems Children’s Hospital, about a two-hour ride from Columbia. There...

South Carolina Uses Telehealth To Fill Healthcare Gaps

January 17, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
Provider demonstrates how she uses a telehealth cart.

In 2013, the South Carolina Legislature provided funds to expand healthcare services through Telehealth. The funding ultimately formed the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance. Several agencies form the Alliance, and among the agencies is the Department of Health and Human...

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