Telehealth

Home Telehealth Empowers Patients to Take Care of Their Own Health

September 12, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by M. Ziehe
Caroline Wallinger discusses patients' readings and strategies during a weekly phone call.

“Diabetes is not a disease that you manage in the clinic alone. You see a doctor maybe every 3 months, and you see them for about 10-20 minutes. That’s not going to take care of your diabetes. You need to take care of it at your own home,” says Dr. Leonard Egede with the...

Behind the Scenes of a 'My Telehealth' Video Production

August 25, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by T. Safdi
Producers film story of patient in school

Something familiar catches my eye on the right side of the road. In these early morning travels through rural South Carolina, there's something exciting about seeing fields of hay, corn, and other green things unidentifiable through the car window. Almost two hours from...

Tele-psychiatry Helps Provide Emergency Mental Health Consultation

August 17, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by M. Ziehe
Dr. Ratliff interacts with patient during a tele-psych consultation (simulation)

“Hello, I’m Dr. Ratliff, can you tell me your name please?” The psychiatrist Brenda Ratliff asks on a computer screen. Sitting in her office, in Aiken, S.C., Dr. Ratliff asks questions and listens carefully to the patient's feelings and needs via a video link. At the other...

Telehealth Increases Access to Care in South Carolina

August 16, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by M. Ziehe and T. Crouch
Doctor working with patient

Due to combined efforts, South Carolina is now on the edge of a new frontier in health care. Telehealth offers new ways of delivering care through the use of video and audio technologies. The South Carolina Telehealth Alliance, a collaboration of academic medical centers,...

Medical Trainees Use Telehealth in Psychiatry Residency

August 5, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by T. Crouch
Residents demonstrate how they use telehealth in their medical training.

“In psychiatry, there’s that big part, what we call the therapeutic alliance, being able to interact with the patient, being able to make the patient feel comfortable, make that eye contact,” says Isabella Adjinah, a child and adolescent psychiatry fellow at the University...

Understanding the Difference: Telemedicine and Telehealth

July 11, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by M. Ziehe
Rural area of South Carolina with text on top

Telemedicine and telehealth are terms that have been used interchangeably over the years. However, sources indicate that telemedicine can also be identified as a category within telehealth, which, in turn, is much broader. According to the World Health Organization ,...

Collaboration Drives South Carolina Health Providers

June 20, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by T. Crouch
Ed Spencer demonstrates the Telepsychiatry program's high definition technology for video conferencing.

“I get lots of calls from other states.” Ed Spencer at the South Carolina Department of Mental Health says it is not uncommon for programs across the nation to seek advice on expanding their access to care, specifically in regards to telepsychiatry in rural areas. “They...

Telehealth Involves Much More Than Technology

June 14, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by M. Ziehe
Dr. McElligott speaking doing a video conference consultation

While some may be discussing virtual worlds and avatars, or envisioning a stethoscope coming out of the screen of a cellphone, the answer of the pediatrician and medical director of the MUSC’s Center for Telehealth, James McElligott, M.D., regarding the future of telehealth...

We Need Your Help! Telehealth Survey Responses Needed

June 3, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by T. Crouch
Doctor and Computer

South Carolina ETV and the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance are working together to assess, explore, and share the available telehealth resources in South Carolina. Every day, doctors, patients, and researchers are using telehealth to provide care throughout the state...

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