My Telehealth Podcast What is Telehealth? Telehealth is the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration.
My Telehealth Podcast

My Telehealth Podcast

From South Carolina Public Radio

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

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Mentorship program helps doctors treat opioid use disorders

Project ECHO for Opioid Use Disorders uses telehealth platforms to connect providers to a hub of experts from an academic medical center.

Digital literacy: overcoming isolation in a connected world

When the Covid-19 Pandemic hit, many people became isolated; but technology offered a way to stay connected. However, for many seniors, new technology is like a foreign language."If you don't learn technology, you're gonna be left behind and a lot of folks are left behind now," said Paul Dukes, a senior living in Columbia.Dukes enrolled in a digital literacy class offered by Palmetto Care Connections, a nonprofit telehealth network that works to connect healthcare providers to patients in rural communities through telehealth.

Awareness Campaign Launches to Inspire Education And Policy Updates

As the covid-19 pandemic rages on around the country, here in South Carolina more people are being hospitalized from Covid-19 than at any point since the virus hit last March. That's leaving clinicians, in some cases, to rely on telehealth to safely reach their patients. This week a national campaign launched called Telehealth Awareness Week. Ann Mond Johnson is chief executive officer of the American Telemedicine Association.

Center For Homeless Connects People to Medical Services

More than 4,000 people in South Carolina are experiencing homelessness. In the Lowcountry, it is more than 400 and the majority of those people are located in the Charleston area. The Navigation Center provides a space that feels like a home for many people who are often stigmatized and marginalized.

State-Wide Collaborative Unites Rural Communities to Advance Digital Equity

On a windy afternoon earlier this month, U.S. Rep. James Clyburn along with about 50 stakeholders from across the state celebrated a successful broadband pilot project in Allendale, South Carolina which created internet access for 1,000 homes in 61 days.Jim Stritzinger, the broadband coordinator for South Carolina, said the Allendale Broadband Pilot Project is the first of many similar projects aimed at advancing digital equity in South Carolina.

State-Wide Collaborative Unites Rural Communities to Advance Digital Equity

Virtual Eye Screenings Detect Potential Blindness

There are an estimated 34 million people living with diabetes in the United States. Long-term complications of diabetes include cardiovascular disease, nerve damage and eye damage. People who experience diabetic retinopathy may eventually go blind. For many patients in the early stages of diabetic retinopathy, there may not be any symptoms at all and that is why screening is important.

Virtual Probate System Is a Game Changer for McLeod Behavioral Health

A video conferencing system has allowed McLeod Behavioral Health in Darlington to continue admissions and care for the mentally ill in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual Probate System Is a Game Changer for McLeod Behavioral Health

Language Services, Including Telehealth, Help Give a Man His 'Life Back'

For people who have limited English-language proficiency, interpretation services can mean the difference between a successful health outcome or a decline in their medical care.

Language Services, Including Telehealth, Help Give a Man His 'Life Back'

Greenville County Schools District-Issued Chromebooks Help Families Access Telehealth Services

Students in South Carolina's public schools have spent much of 2020 attending school virtually after face-to-face instruction was limited due to Covid-19. Schools weren't alone as they scrambled to operate in a virtual model. In the wake of the pandemic, healthcare providers also rushed to transition many services online.

Greenville County Schools District-Issued Chromebooks Help Families Access Telehealth Services

Lawmakers Rally for Broadband, Yet Affordability Remains an Issue

In South Carolina, many children were unable to participate in online schooling when the global pandemic struck earlier this year. Similarly, hundreds of thousands of people in the Palmetto State could not receive telehealth services or work remotely because they lacked access to high-speed internet service.