Technology

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 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...

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 T. 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...

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...

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 T. 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.

What are Cloud Based Data Services?

March 2, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Voices by Kaitlyn Park
Lola Jordan of Companion Data Services

Lola Jordan speaks to Palmetto Voices about cloud based data services and their application in the business and beyond. Lola Jordan is the President of Companion Data Services, which offers secured systems development and manages hosting services specialized in the health...

Sweet Potato Research

February 27, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Sweet Potato Research

Team "Making It Grow" travels to the USDA-Agricultural Research Service's U.S. Vegetable Laboratory in Charleston, SC to talk with Research Entomologist Dr. Livy Williams and also Research Geneticist Dr. Phillip A. Wadl about their research on sweet potatoes. We discuss how...

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

February 24, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by T. 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...

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