Telehealth

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...

School Telehealth Leads to Early Detection of Abnormal Cyst

January 15, 2020 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Mya Simmons and her brother Marcus sit in front of the telehealth cart.

Mya Simmons and her brother Marcus love playing outside at their grandmother’s house in Pinewood, S.C. They both also go to school in the area. A visit to the school nurse’s office one day ended up being something more serious for Mya. Lorrie Smart, the telepresenter at the...

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,...

Cardiology connection brings convenient care to Hampton family

January 6, 2020 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Andrea Robinson uses telehealth to see his cardiologist at the primary care clinic close to his home.

Andrea Robinson loves to fish. He and his wife, Sharome, have a favorite spot in Hampton County's Lake Warren. Andrea says a peaceful afternoon on the dock is one of his favorite things about living in a small town. But life in a small town comes with unique challenges...

Innovative ICU Keeps Camden Man Close to Home

November 25, 2019 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Johnny Fellers and his wife in front of furniture store

When Johnny Fellers became ill one night, he thought it was related to his diabetes. After being admitted to KershawHealth hospital, he was sent to ICU. In the ICU, the KershawHealth team decided to use telehealth to help with his diagnosis. “Community hospitals like Camden...

Tele-specialist visits showcased during Telehealth Awareness Week

November 22, 2019 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Tidelands nurse uses telehealth cart to get the patient connected to a MUSC specialist.

Telehealth Awareness Week (TAW) is an annual observance by proclamation of Governor McMaster highlighting telehealth programs and services available right in our communities, around the state. Everyone deserves access to quality healthcare, regardless of where they live...

Celebrating Rural Providers on National Rural Health Day

November 21, 2019 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Cotton Field

The South Carolina Telehealth Alliance understands the barriers between rural South Carolinians and quality health care. It’s why we advocate for telehealth in rural South Carolina – to break down those barriers and expand access to the care that all people deserve,...

Pastor Reunited With Doctor That Changed His Life

November 12, 2019 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Pastor Cox Prays Over Dr. Christine Holmstedt

Pastor Tommy Cox of Georgetown, S.C., and his wife Ginny made a trip to the Medical Univeristy of South Carolina in Charleston to meet Dr. Christine Holmstedt. Cox has wanted to see Dr. Holmstedt in person ever since his stroke in 2017. "I just wanted to hug her neck and...

We Need Your Help! Survey Responses Needed

October 29, 2019 - Posted in Health by Tabitha Safdi
Doctor having a tele-consult

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...

Rural hospital adds virtual palliative care program

September 23, 2019 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Dr. Alecia Anyim talks with a patient at MUSC Health Marion Medical Center.

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) bought four rural hospitals in early 2019, including the Carolinas Hospital System medical center in Mullins. Now known as the MUSC Health Marion Medical Center, the small hospital is using telehealth to expand access to...

Free Virtual Care Visits During Hurricane Dorian

September 4, 2019 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
McLeod doctor sees patient over telehealth app.

With Hurricane Dorian on a path towards the east coast, many have been ordered to evacuate. Others are preparing for the effects of the storm, as it is predicted to hit South Carolina around Thursday. Finding generators and stocking up on bottled water and food supplies are...

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...

New Technology to Expand Health Care Access in Colleton County Schools

August 16, 2019 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Dr. Kathryn Cristaldi demonstrates the tele-consult process on the district's new telehealth cart.

A new program at the Colleton County School District will help increase access to quality health care for more than a thousand, according to school district officials. On Thursday, the district announced a new school-based telehealth initiative with the Medical University...

Elderly Patient Uses Technology to Monitor Heart Failure Symptoms

July 23, 2019 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Richard Hollis Uses Telemonitoring Equipment

Richard Hollis can’t move around like he used to. He says it’s a combination of leg injuries and congestive heart failure, which can fill his lungs with fluid and make it hard for him to catch his breath. Congestive heart failure is a chronic condition that occurs when the...

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