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South Carolina Earns National Honor for Healthcare Transformation

April 29, 2019 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
S.C. Telehealth Alliance wins American Telemedicine Association's President's Award for Transformation of Healthcare Delivery.

South Carolina is being recognized as a leader in the telehealth industry for its commitment to statewide collaboration. The South Carolina Telehealth Alliance (SCTA), which consists of several organizations that work to develop and expand telehealth services, won the...

Telehealth is “A Game-Changer” at Mary Bramlett Elementary School

February 8, 2019 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
Gaffney South Carolina

In rural South Carolina, where access to healthcare can be limited, schools are looking for ways to bring care to their students. At Mary Bramlett Elementary School in Gaffney, the school has partnered with the Medical University of South Carolina to bring specialty care to...

Heart Failure Patient Monitors Vital Signs at Home with Telehealth

December 18, 2018 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
Palmetto Health's remote tele-monitoring service has helped Wilma Goodwin stay out of the hospital.

Wilma Goodwin has lived in Chapin for more than 50 years. She loves it because it’s quiet and close to her children and grandchildren. But it’s a long drive for her to get to her doctors’ appointments, which became more common after she was diagnosed with congestive heart...

SCDMH Reaches Telepsychiatry Landmark

October 10, 2018 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
South Carolina Department of Mental Health has provided 100,000 telepsychiatry consultations since 2009.

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH), the largest provider of telemedicine services in South Carolina, has set yet another benchmark in merging technology and quality healthcare, providing its 100,000th psychiatric service via telemedicine. This award-...

Free Care Through Telehealth During Hurricane Florence

September 25, 2018 - Posted in Telehealth by Julia Shillinglaw
Palmetto Health Doctor Diagnosing Patients During the Storm Through Telehealth

Thousands of residents on the Carolina coast evacuated ahead of Hurricane Florence, seeking shelter farther inland, in Sumter and Columbia. The hurricane kept some evacuees away from their homes for more than a week. To expand health care access during the storm,...

Virtual Healthcare Model Supports Primary Care Doctor in Treating Addictions

September 20, 2018 - Posted in Telehealth by Julia Shillinglaw
MUSC Specialists participating in Project ECHO

"We don’t talk about addiction, we talk about recovery.” Dr. Victor Archambeau is tired of seeing the negative aspects of addiction plastered everywhere. The problem is evident particularly in his area, Horry County, which he says is “ground zero” for SC with over 100...

Governor Expresses Support for Telehealth at Bill Signing

August 20, 2018 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
Governor Signing Bill

Before a ceremonial bill signing at the state house, Gov. Henry McMaster said he hopes to see telehealth continue to grow across the state. “I look forward to the day we have total telemedicine in the state, when all the people on their cell phone can have access to medical...

He's Not the Same Kid: How Telehealth Changed a Student's Life

August 17, 2018 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
School-based telehealth program in Williamsburg County gets student's asthma under control.

Timothy struggled in school. A freshman at C.E. Murray High School in Williamsburg County, he was reserved and inattentive in class. But he had a much bigger problem out of the classroom: severe, poorly-controlled asthma. “In over 20 years of pediatric practice, he is...

Experts Say Nurse Practitioner Law to Benefit Underserved Communities

July 25, 2018 - Posted in Telehealth by Tabitha Safdi
Nurse practitioner Kelli Garber consults with a patient through telehealth at C.E. Murray High School in Williamsburg County.

A new law that went into effect July 1 drastically changed the way advanced practice nurses can provide care in South Carolina. Senate Bill 345, which Gov. Henry McMaster signed into law earlier this year, eliminated the 45-mile limit for advanced practice nurses (APRNs) to...

After-School Nutrition Program Reaches Rural Communities

July 18, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by John Lewis
Students at Hopkins Elementary School gather for after-school nutrition class taught by DHEC nutrition educators through telehealth.

Dozens of students participate in an after-school program at Hopkins Elementary School in rural Richland County. After most of their classmates have gone home for the day, these kids go to the library. Plates, pasta shells, and measuring cups are scattered across the tables...

S.C. Aiding Global Health Via Telemedicine to Underserved Ugandan Clinic

July 16, 2018 - Posted in Telehealth by Julia Shillinglaw
Residents in Masindi, Uganda.

Most of us who live in the United States have the ability to access some type of medical service. Hopefully, we wouldn’t be faced with the task of walking over 120 miles to receive care. For some people though, that is the only option. In Masindi, Uganda, if you don’t have...

Electronic Medical Records Critical for Telehealth

July 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by John Lewis
Michael Haschker leads discussion at the sixth annual Telehealth Summit of South Carolina in Columbia.

As technology changes the way patients and health care providers see each other, it’s also changing how our doctors document our health records. More practices in South Carolina are using telehealth equipment, allowing clinicians to connect to patients through video. The...

Emergency Mental Health Care Benefits from Telepsychiatry

July 2, 2018 - Posted in Telehealth by Julia Shillinglaw
An EMS and DMH Mobile Crisis Telepsychiatry vehicle.

Seconds count when it comes to a suicidal patient and getting them to the care they need. EMS personnel often find themselves dealing with mental health patients. Because they do not have psychiatry expertise, EMS often has to transport these patients to the ER where they...

Technology Brings Doctors Directly to Nursing Home Residents

June 15, 2018 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
Eleanor Grayson is examined with a telehealth machine in her home at The Village at Summerville.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 16,000 South Carolinians lived in nursing homes in 2015. Some nursing home residents can still be mostly independent, while others require constant care. Dr. Russ Blackwelder, the associate medical...

SCTA Work Group Keeping Statewide Telehealth Growth At Its Peak

June 14, 2018 - Posted in Telehealth by Julia Shillinglaw
SCTA IT Work Group

One of the goals for telehealth is to bring care directly to patients in a more convenient way – especially in underserved communities. As rural hospitals close nationwide, the expansion of telehealth services can be a crucial addition to addressing needs in those...

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