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.

Most Recent Episodes

How COVID Changed the Way You See Your Doctor

The coronavirus forced our healthcare system to make sweeping operational changes. In rural health clinics and in the state's largest hospitals, providers started relying more on telehealth to see patients through live video to limit exposure to COVID-19. "I think we're going to stop saying, 'Why do we have to do this via telehealth?' now to, 'Why don't we just do this via telehealth?'" said Bryna Rickett, a nurse at the Medical University of South Carolina. "I think people are really going to

Psychiatrists Turn to Telehealth During COVID-19 Pandemic

As clinics and hospitals ask patients to stay home to limit exposure to the coronavirus, more mental health providers are turning to telehealth to close gaps between providers and their patients. "During this COVID-19 situation, where the recommendations have been to stay at home or shelter in place, with tele-psychiatry it's just blossomed," said Dr. Chris Pelic, the medical director for tele-psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina. "We're able to expand our coverage to take care

Researchers Discuss Telehealth's Role in Coronavirus Response

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 Telehealth) , Dr. McSwain is bringing the group together to discuss how each hospital system is using telehealth to address the coronavirus pandemic. "We're well-suited to address the emerging issues that impact telehealth such

Doctors Urge Common Sense, Caution in Response to Coronavirus

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. Amanda Parks, an infectious disease specialist at MUSC. "For something like a respiratory virus, generally, what we're going to do in the office or the ER is the same thing you're going to do at home which is supportive care."

Doctor Provides Opioid Addiction Counseling for Pregnant Mothers

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 provide therapy counseling and treatment to mothers who were either referred by their OB-GYNs or had reached out on their own needing help. One tool Dr. Guille has used to reach more people is telehealth. She can come to her

Telepsychiatry Plays Critical Role in Residency Training

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 University of South Carolina School of Medicine, preparing for life after residency training when he'll be a practicing psychiatrist. He says part of his training involved telehealth, using live video to conduct appointments

Cardiology Connection Keeps Care Local for Hampton Family

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," Robinson says. "My doctor was concerned for my health and he sent an email to my job and said I couldn't do it no more." Robinson has kidney disease and congestive heart failure. The life-changing diagnosis forced him into early

Mental Health App Helps Firefighters Deal with Stress on the Job

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 having to respond to the death of one of his own classmates. This, along with other factors related to firefighter life, impacts their mental well-being. To address this problem, Dr. Angela Moreland of the Medical University of

Innovation in Pharmacy School Transforms Rural Care

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 who serves as a mentor and helps students make the right judgment calls for patients. At MUSC, Dr. James Sterrett's pharmacy students can go to clinics throughout the Lowcountry and still connect to him as a preceptor through

Florence School Uses Telehealth for Concussion Follow-up Care

Thomas Woods doesn't remember exactly what happened during Labor Day football practice, but he'll try to piece it together. "I remember being on the ground," Woods says, "and my coach asking me what was wrong and trying to explain that my head was hurting." Woods is a starting linebacker for The King's Academy, a private school in Florence. After the big hit, coach Keith Rogers had teammates drive Thomas home and drop off his truck at his house. The next day, Thomas and his mom met with the

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