Telehealth

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 Taylor 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.

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

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

SC Resident Uses Virtual Sleep Clinic for Good Night's Sleep

February 9, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Marina Ziehe
Sleep Study

Originally from Massachusetts, Catherine Locatis has been living in South Carolina for over 30 years. Due to poor sleep quality, Locatis decided to get tested to see what was causing the problem. Through telehealth, she connected to Singular Sleep , a health startup in...

Frequent Patients See Doctor by Video for Rare Digestive Disorder

February 8, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
The Mannings make pizza.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EOE) is a life altering and rare digestive disorder. Dr. Jonathan Markowitz, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Greenville Health System , describes the condition as an extensive food allergy. He says while the condition is rare, he sees hundreds of...

Sonographers Expand Training Using Telehealth

January 31, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Marina Ziehe
Sonograher uses Echo to read heart

In the Pee Dee region of South Carolina, a group of heart sonographers meet once a quarter for continuing education classes. Originally provided in-house, the training later expanded to encompass videoconferencing technology. Through telehealth, area sonographers in remote...

Behind the Scenes: The Production of 'My Telehealth'

January 20, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Tabitha Safdi
Behind the Scenes at GHS

Walking out of the doors of South Carolina ETV , Marina Ziehe and Taylor Crouch carry a combined 40 pounds' worth of equipment. Loading up and settling in for the drive, they arrive at Greenville Health Systems Children’s Hospital, about a two-hour ride from Columbia. There...

South Carolina Uses Telehealth To Fill Healthcare Gaps

January 17, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
Provider demonstrates how she uses a telehealth cart.

In 2013, the South Carolina Legislature provided funds to expand healthcare services through Telehealth. The funding ultimately formed the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance. Several agencies form the Alliance, and among the agencies is the Department of Health and Human...

Collaboration Drives Healthcare Innovation in South Carolina

January 13, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Marina Ziehe
South Carolina Telehealth Alliance Advisory Council meeting in a conference room

As the healthcare system continues to evolve, collaboration becomes a significant aspect for efficient change. The South Carolina Telehealth Alliance was formed in 2014 to coordinate and facilitate Telehealth efforts across the state. Its mission is to “improve the health...

Unique Medical School Course Examines Telehealth

January 3, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
Medical Student takes online course.

As a second year medical student, Heyward Mack is passionate about medicine and practicing in his community. When he was younger, his mother was diagnosed with kidney failure. From that moment forward, his success in math and sciences would fuel his passion to study...

After 5 Strokes, 7 year-old Boy is "Out of the Woods”

December 21, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by Marina Ziehe
Jayden playing basketball

Jayden is an active and playful seven year-old boy who lives with his family in Myrtle Beach. At the age of six, Jayden suffered his first of five strokes while coming back from school. “I was extremely scared, just wanting my son to get better,” his mother Megan Schnall...

Student Athlete uses Telehealth to Meet Nutrition Goals

December 16, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
Micah, 11 years old, enjoys sharing his passion for football with his family.

At eleven years old, Micah has been interested in sports for most of his life. "Ever since he was two years old, I would have to buy him his own helmet and he would walk around with it all the time," said Felicia Maine, Micah's mother. With practice, games, and growth...

Comforting Care: Family Uses Telehealth at Home for Baby in Hospice

December 15, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
Baby Jed with Dad

Abby and Richard Feistel describe their family through their Christian faith and roots in the south. “Blessed for sure,” says Richard Feistel, describing his children. They have three daughters and a son, filling their home with tiny voices, laughter, and sounds of lots of...

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