Health

Critical Access Hospital Serves Crisis Patients Faster with Technology

July 14, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by T. 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...

The Columbia Floods and the Problem with Impervious Surfaces

June 19, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by I. King
The Columbia floods and the Impervious Problem

The word catastrophic was coined to describe the 2015 floods in Columbia, South Carolina. The severe flooding trapped residents in their homes, standing by for rescue teams' assistance. Photos from the Weather Channel compare normal conditions to flood conditions and the...

Kindbelly

June 12, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by S. Flynn
Kindbelly

Kindbelly is a healthy alternative for both breakfast and lunch in Myrtle Beach, SC. Their cafe serves organic kombucha on tap, smoothies with locally sourced, organic microgreens, wraps, salads, acai and pitaya bowls, as well as a small hot menu from their grill.

Mary Ford Elementary Wins 2017 Wellness Award

June 5, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by T. 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 T. 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 T. 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 T. 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 M. 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 K. 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 M. 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 T. 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 T. 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 T. 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 M. 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 T. 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 this show unique among other offerings is that each...

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