Technology

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

By M. 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 solve the problem. 

Charter School Has Special Place in Family’s Heart

By M. 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 of South Carolina. The virtual consult requires parental consent to be given beforehand, and parents are invited to participate in the appointment. Follow-up notes are sent to the child’s primary care provider for their records and further coordination of care. 

What are Cloud Based Data Services?

By K. 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 care industry. Jordan spans the emphases of business and technology within the IT field.

Sweet Potato Research

By S. 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 their research will help farmers meet the challenges of growing sweet potatoes in the future by providing them with cultivars that have resistance to weeds, insects, and diseases and can be grown with the fewest inputs for a more sustainable crop.

Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden, Jr.

Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden, Jr.

Inducted into the South Carolina Hall Of Fame, Charles Bolden, Jr. flew on four historic Space Shuttle missions in the 1980's and 90's, and became the first African-American to lead NASA as NASA Administrator.

Ronald Erwin McNair

Ronald Erwin McNair

Inducted into the South Carolina Hall Of Fame, Ronald McNair was the second African-American to go into space, and was part of the STS-51L crew that died when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after lift-off in 1986.

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