Telehealth

Leaders Focus on School-Based Healthcare Innovation

November 27, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Julia Shillinglaw
School-Based Health Collaborative Annual Meeting

It’s cold and flu season again. This means school children are likely sharing more than school supplies; they may also be sharing germs. Close contact in schools makes germ-sharing a year-round occurrence that spikes during cold and flu season. Being sick at school can kick...

S.C. Providers Meet to Teach and Learn Opioid Treatment Lessons

November 17, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
Dr. Kelly Barth addressing a group of addiction specialists in Florence, South Carolina.

In the midst of a nationwide opioid epidemic, healthcare providers and addiction specialists in South Carolina are coming together to address the crisis head-on. The state Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) says 550 South Carolinians died of an overdose...

Charleston Resident Saves Time by Using App to See Doctor

October 30, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Julia Shillinglaw
James Wilder takes his dog for a walk outside his home in Charleston, SC.

James Wilder is a social worker in the Charleston area who values his time at work and with his family. When James felt himself coming down with a cold, his wife urged him to see a doctor, but James was reluctant. He didn't want to have to make an appointment, sit in a...

Virtual Exam Offers Convenient Care

October 30, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
A provider reviews virtual exams.

Across South Carolina, patients can virtually connect to local doctors from their phone, tablet, or computer. These virtual exams are intended to offer patients a convenient and affordable option for their non-emergent needs. Palmetto Health’s SmartExam launched at the end...

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...

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