SC Telehealth Alliance

New support line created for people struggling with pandemic hardships

September 22, 2020 - Posted in Health by JT Hydrick and Joy Bonala
SC Hopes

With the novel coronavirus continuing to proliferate around the world, more and more people are suffering from a different kind of pandemic : mental health and substance abuse disorders. In response, the South Carolina Department of Mental Health teamed up with the...

How the Coronavirus Pandemic Is Forcing Healthcare Providers to Reimagine the Way They Deliver Care

July 16, 2020 - Posted in Health by J. T. Hydrick
Healthcare providers are relying on telehealth to treat patients during the pandemic.

As the impact of the Coronavirus continues to evolve and expand, doctors and healthcare providers are continually being forced to reimagine the way they deliver care to their patients on a fundamental level. Providers are relying on live video appointments with patients,...

Five things you should know about Telehealth

June 26, 2020 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Five things to know about Telehealth in South Carolina

Telehealth isn’t a brand new concept. Some clinics and hospitals have used live video to connect to patients for several years. But during the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth has taken on a new significance. Below are five things you should know about telehealth in South...

Researchers Discuss Telehealth's Role in Coronavirus Response

March 23, 2020 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Dr. David McSwain connects to a patient room at MUSC through telehealth.

In his downtown Charleston office, Dr. David McSwain is getting ready for a conference call with dozens of pediatric telehealth experts from across the country. As the co-founder and lead investigator on SPROUT (Supporting Pediatric Research on Outcomes and Utilization of...

Doctors Urge Common Sense, Caution in Response to Coronavirus

March 9, 2020 - Posted in Health by Tabitha Safdi
File photo of a woman washing her hands

As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, doctors at the Medical University of South Carolina have spent much of the past few weeks reminding people to use common sense, and not to panic. “If you think you are sick, the best thing to do is to stay home,” says Dr...

Doctor Provides Opioid Addiction Counseling for Pregnant Mothers

March 3, 2020 - Posted in Health by Tabitha Safdi
Dr. Guille has a consultation via telehealth

Dr. Constance Guille is fighting the opioid epidemic in her own way. She is a psychologist from the Medical University of South Carolina, and was concerned with the effects that addiction has on both a mom's health and her infant's. Dr. Guille’s program was started to...

Babyscripts App Provides Convenient Care for Expectant Mothers

February 24, 2020 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Grace Balding reads a book to her toddler

Grace Balding and her family are getting ready for the arrival of their second baby boy. Grace is a stay-at-home mom, and her family temporarily has only one vehicle. This becomes a problem when Grace has to go to one of the many doctor’s visits she has scheduled with her...

Telepsychiatry Plays Critical Role in Residency Training

February 17, 2020 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
A doctor and patient use tele-psychiatry for an appointment.

Dr. Josh Jackson found his calling in medical school, after his first experience with psychiatry. “I really felt like I could connect with the patients on a different level than I could on some other specialties,” said Jackson. He’s the chief resident in psychiatry at the...

Cardiology Connection Keeps Care Local for Hampton Family

February 10, 2020 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Robinson meeting with his doctor via telehealth.

Andrea Robinson is a self-described workaholic. He says he took a lot of pride in his job leading a construction crew. When his doctor told him that he needed to slow down for the sake of his health, he didn’t want to listen. “I was hard-headed and I kind of overdid it,”...

Mental Health App Helps Firefighters Deal with Stress on the Job

February 3, 2020 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
North Charleston firefighters station.

Edwyn Barnett is a firefighter at the North Charleston Fire Department. He and his team encounter traumatic events on a weekly basis. They never know what to expect or who might have been severely injured or killed. Barnett knows the severity of his job especially after...

Innovation in Pharmacy School Transforms Rural Care

January 28, 2020 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Dr. James Sterrett teleprecepting with a Pharmacy Student.

Ryan Rosenblatt is working toward his doctor of pharmacy degree at the Medical University of South Carolina. As part of the four-year plan, he has to go to clinics to treat patients. This is done with the supervision and guidance of a preceptor: an experienced pharmacist...

Telehealth Helps Save Child's Life

January 17, 2020 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Annie Nichols recovers from traumatic brain injur

Time is crucial for a traumatic brain injury especially for Annie Nichols who was four at the time of her accident. When she slipped and hit her head in the garage, her parents, Kelsey and Billy, didn’t think much of it. “It was a bad fall,” Billy said. “She cried, but it...

Pediatric Telehealth Research Supported by Multimillion-Dollar Grant

January 8, 2020 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Dr. David McSwain

A group of health care providers including the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) received a $3.6 million grant to support large-scale research for telehealth in pediatric care. The five-year grant will “support the development of telehealth research efforts,...

Providers Use Project Echo to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes

August 23, 2019 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw and John Lewis
MUSC participates in Project Echo

According to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control , South Carolina’s maternal mortality rate (24.7 deaths per 100,000 live births during 2013-2017) is more than double the national average. Among nonwhite South Carolinians, that rate is even...

SCTA's Telehealth Awareness Week Highlights New Health Programs

October 30, 2018 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Telehealth Awareness Week

“We’re probably more advanced in telehealth than most states in this country,” said state Rep. Murrell Smith. Smith is one of the state legislature’s most prominent supporters of telehealth, which connects patients to health care providers through live video. Gov. Henry...