Telehealth

Nursing Home Technology Keeps Elderly Patients Out of Hospitals

October 26, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
Nurse Mary Guillaume assesses Eleanor Grayson at her cottage at the Village at Summerville nursing home.

Doctors are available during normal business hours at most nursing homes. But medical issues can happen at any time, and vulnerable elderly patients still need to be seen as soon as possible. “Before telehealth, we’d have to call the physician, tell them what was going on,...

MUSC Hosts Community Awareness Day to Educate about Telehealth

October 20, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Julia Shillinglaw
Doctor showing how Telehealth works

Telehealth Awareness Week at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is a time dedicated to educating the community on the progress that Telehealth is making in South Carolina to improve the access to healthcare. During this week, MUSC hosted a Community Awareness...

Technology Is Providing New Skills to South Carolina Medical Residents

October 11, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
Resident Dr. Sara Khalil uses telehealth to reach patients in their home environment.

The next generation of doctors are studying at the Medical University of South Carolina and many even stay in the area for residency and beyond. Dr. Sara Khalil is one such student. She is months away from graduating the residency program at MUSC/Trident Health in...

Telehealth: Providing Access Across South Carolina

October 2, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
Telehealth in SC

South Carolina is a state facing many difficulties in the area of health. Poverty, poor access to care, costs, long distances, a shortage of providers, and a history of chronic diseases, such as high blood pressure and high levels of stroke and diabetes, permeate the state...

Telehealth Expands to Increase Access to Care in South Carolina

September 6, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
Telehealth patient having a live consult

The Brant family was searching for answers. Baby Kynzie had wide-set eyes, and a small bridge to her nose. Her mother Lindsey recalled, “she was having pretty much all the same problems I was having.” Lindsey Brant saw doctors for the same issues when she was a child, but...

Life Without Health Insurance: Restaurant Owner, Cancer Survivor Finds Alternatives

August 3, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
Nunez with co-workers

“It was a no brainer,” says Marcos Nunez. As a restaurant owner and two-time cancer survivor, Nunez took a tip from one of his regular customers: telehealth. “I do it on my computer at home. For the simple fact that it's a lot nicer to relax and see him on the big screen. I...

Critical Access Hospital Serves Crisis Patients Faster with Technology

July 14, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
Abbeville Area Medical Center uses telehealth to improve access to care for behavioral health patients.

Abbeville Area Medical Center is remotely located, over an hour from two larger South Carolina hubs, Greenville and Columbia. Inside the hospital, there are less than 25 beds. Remote access and quantity of beds quailify Abbeville Area Medical Center as a Critical Access...

Mary Ford Elementary Wins 2017 Wellness Award

June 5, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
Mary Ford Elementary receives a Wellness Award.

Each year, judges assess the wellness efforts of schools througout the Charleston county. This year's 2017 Charleston County School District Wellness Award was presented to Mary Ford Elementary School for their wellness programs and initiatives that have fostered healthy...

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...

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...

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