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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...

SCETV Recognized, in Partnership with SCTA, with National Healthcare Award

April 23, 2019 - Posted in SCETV by SCETV
Telehealth Team at SCETV- John Lewis, Julia Shillinglaw, Tabitha Safdi, Don Godish

What is Telehealth? Telehealth is the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical healthcare, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration. The 2019 American Telemedicine...

Doctors Use Telehealth to Save Little Girl's Life

April 22, 2019 - Posted in Telehealth by Julia Shillinglaw
Annie Nichols with Family

When Annie Nichols 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 wasn’t the worst thing you’ve ever heard.” However, later that day, the four-year-old started to scream in...

Rural Communities Take Center Stage at Telehealth Summit

April 17, 2019 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
Gov. Henry McMaster gives keynote address at 2019 Telehealth Summit.

As hundreds of healthcare providers and administrators settled in to the main ballroom at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, all eyes focused on Bamberg. At the 2019 Telehealth Summit, stories from communities like Bamberg showed how critical telehealth can be to...

Through a Hurricane: Pee Dee Hospital Provides Avenue for Care

April 12, 2019 - Posted in Telehealth by Julia Shillinglaw
Griffin Wilbanks plays catch with Dad.

During Hurricane Florence, one family in Marion, S.C. was experiencing a medical crisis. Stacy Wilbanks and her husband had been waiting for the arrival of the hurricane when their son Griffin came down that morning with a rash covering part of his face. It had previously...

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...

“The Sky is the limit” for School-Based Telehealth in Darlington County

February 4, 2019 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
School-based Telehealth ribbon cutting

A new school-based telehealth program in Darlington County will expand students’ access to physicians and mental health specialists, superintendent Tim Newman said. The program, which starts this week, is the first of its kind in the Pee Dee region. Four schools will begin...

Telehealth a Highlight for State of the State Address

January 24, 2019 - Posted in Telehealth by Tabitha Safdi
McMaster SOS

"South Carolina leads the nation," Governor Henry McMaster said in Wednesday night's speech. McMaster delivered his state of the state address highlighting telehealth in South Carolina.

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...

SCTA's Telehealth Awareness Week Highlights New Health Programs

October 30, 2018 - Posted in Telehealth 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...

Free Virtual Care Available During Hurricane Florence

September 12, 2018 - Posted in Weather by John Lewis
MUSC virtual care

Dangerous storms like Hurricane Florence force millions of people to evacuate their homes. While the storm slowly makes its way toward the Carolinas, much of coastal South Carolina is under a mandatory evacuation order to avoid the potentially deadly storm. As emergency...

Outdoorsman Credits Telehealth in his Recovery from Serious Hunting Accident

September 4, 2018 - Posted in Telehealth by Julia Shillinglaw
Chapmans sit on a homemade swing taking in their view on Wadmalaw Island.

The Chapmans enjoy living on Wadmalaw Island where they hunt, fish, and do just about anything outdoors. Steve Chapman calls it a paradise. After retirement, he planned on taking it easy on their little island back in the woods. However, after a hunting accident, everything...

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...

Statewide Telehealth Summit Spotlights South Carolina's Success

July 18, 2018 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
Telehealth Summit of South Carolina

Each year, Palmetto Care Connections hosts an Annual Telehealth Summit of South Carolina. 2018 marks the sixth annual summit. The summit brings together providers, payers, and policy makers. During the summit, major players in healthcare recognize wins and discuss...

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