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School Telehealth Growth Prompts New Role

May 30, 2017 - Posted in Health by Taylor Crouch

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 impliment telehealth at all 11 of its schools, the use has increased over time. With the advent of higher volumes, the Medical University of South Carolina developed a new position to offer school nurses support during these telehealth consultations.

Lynn Floyd is the first and now lead telepresenter for MUSC. She was once a school nurse that used telehealth, and now works with multiple school nurses in Williamsburg County. As needed, she presents students to a provider during a telehealth consultation.

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