Marina Ziehe

Musican Strikes Right Notes with Jazz in Charleston

By Marina Ziehe

Duda Lucena playing guitar

Creativity, for Duda Lucena, is the fuel to his energy. As a trained musician and Brazilian native, Lucena can be seen throughout Charleston performing classical guitar pieces. Lucena is recognized as a pivotal force of Brazilian music on the jazz scene. Throughout his life, Lucena has been influenced by, and performed with, musicians from the Americas and Europe, playing with them throughout Brazil, Mexico and the U.S.A.

My Telehealth Shares Voices of the Community

By Marina Ziehe

Thank you

In 2016, the My Telehealth campaign was born with a simple goal: to raise awareness about telehealth, which means the delivery of healthcare via different types of technology. 

Telemedicine Hits a Winner at the Tennis Courts

By Marina Ziehe

Tennis Player

Tennis matches are not won merely by hitting great shots. Optimal health and well-being are important components of an athlete's winning strategy. In order to help high performance athletes play their best on the courts, the MUSC Health Sports Medicine team partnered with the Women’s Tennis Association to expand its medical services during the Volvo Car Open, one of the premiere women’s-only tournaments in professional tennis. The local tournament happens annually on Daniel Island, Charleston.

Deaf Resident Strikes the Right Note with Telemedicine

By Marina Ziehe

Jermaine sitting on the porch

Jermaine Greene likes tattoos. In total, he has 28. He also loves rap music and says he is a big fan of Spice 1, an American rapper from California. Listening to music is one of his favorite activities. But he can’t hear. He was born deaf and learned sign language at the age of 3 in northern Virginia.

In 1986, he came to the school for the deaf in Spartanburg. He played football, basketball, wrestling and was even on the track team.

We Want to Hear From YOU! Survey Responses Needed

By Marina Ziehe

telehealth cart

Over the past 11 months, the SCETV "My Telehealth" team and the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance have been working together to assess, explore, and share the available telehealth resources in South Carolina. Through a series of videos and radio stories, we have been exploring the experiences of patients and providers in South Carolina who are using this method of care.

State of Telehealth in South Carolina

By Marina Ziehe

Roundtable discussion at the Summit

Leaders from across South Carolina discussed their perspectives on statewide efforts to advance telehealth as part of the 5th Annual Telehealth Summit of South Carolina, held March 28-30, 2017. 

Specifically, the panel addressed some of the successes and challenges of telehealth, policy and legislative issues, and outcomes from statewide strategic initiatives, along with current and future funding opportunities for telehealth.

Moderator: Will Harms, MD, MBA, Vice President of Medical Affairs, S.C. Blue Cross and Blue Shield 

S.C. Hospital Uses Innovative System to Keep Patients Safe

By Marina Ziehe

Telesitter program at Palmetto Health

For many years, healthcare facilities hired “patient sitters” to watch patients at risk for falls or in harmful situations. But hiring a patient sitter for each and every patient at safety risk involved huge costs for the hospital. A local hospital tapped into technology to solve the problem. 

Charter School Has Special Place in Family’s Heart

By Marina Ziehe

Charter School Has Special Place in Family’s Heart

Since 2014, a charter school in Charleston has been using telehealth to care for students with multiple disabilities.

Using a computer camera and digital tools, the school nurse Courtenay Read is able to conduct real-time consults with physicians at the Medical University of South Carolina. The virtual consult requires parental consent to be given beforehand, and parents are invited to participate in the appointment. Follow-up notes are sent to the child’s primary care provider for their records and further coordination of care. 

Primary Care Facility uses Technology to Help Residents Stay Local

By Marina Ziehe

Telehealth equipment at local clinic

A primary care facility in Pawleys Island takes a patient-centered, innovative approach to delivering care. At Pawleys Pediatrics & Adult Medicine, 16-year-old Nichole and her mom, Sheri Blankenship, have seen firsthand the benefits and results of telehealth.