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22
AUG
2018

Governor Expresses Support for Telehealth at Bill Signing

-John Lewis, SCETV “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...
30
JUL
2018

SC Department of Mental Health Expands Telemedicine Program

-WSAV3 “The Department of Mental Health serves more than 100,000 citizens with mental illnesses, but getting services to those clients isn’t always easy. The department received $600,000 to expand its telehealth program, which allows the department to offer mental...
24
JAN
2018

Higher Than Usual Flu Cases Prompts MUSC to Implement Flu Clinics, Telehealth Services

–ABC News4 “There has been one flu related death in the Lowcountry, seven in the Midlands, three Upstate, and four in Pee Dee this week according to DHEC. In addition, Charleston County alone has had more than 300 flu cases reported in the last week and in Greenville...
20
DEC
2017

FCC Votes to Repeal Net Neutrality, Raising Implications for Telehealth and Remote Monitoring

–Fierce Healthcare The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 in favor of repealing net neutrality regulations, an expected outcome that prompted renewed concern from some about the impact on telehealth and remote monitoring. In a release (PDF) following Thursday’s...
21
NOV
2017

Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Wins Award

-The Post and Courier The Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Center recently won an award in Nashville, Tennessee, for its work in the “telehealth” field.  According to a press release about the recognition, in 2016, the center partnered with the Medical University...
04
OCT
2017

MUSC Designated a National Telehealth Center of Excellence

-mHealth Intelligence “The Medical University of South Carolina has been named a Telehealth Center of Excellence, and given a three-year federal grant to become a model for telehealth and telemedicine programs across the country. The Health and Human Services Department’s...
15
SEP
2017

After Harvey, Telehealth Providers Double Down on Response Efforts for Hurricane Irma

–Fierce Healthcare “After telehealth providers offered up free services to victims of Hurricane Harvey last week, the telehealth community is replicating the same approach as Hurricane Irma churns through Florida. In the wake of unprecedented devastation throughout...
04
AUG
2017

Trump Touts New VA Telehealth Service

–Medscape President Trump today announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will soon roll out a new virtual visit service called VA Video Connect along with a new smartphone app for appointment scheduling. VA Video Connect will allow any VA physician to conduct...
26
JUL
2017

New MUSC Telehealth Center Opens

-MUSC News Room-Mickie Hayes “Seconds matter. When a critically ill or injured child or patient suffering an ischemic stroke is rushed to an emergency room for care, time is of the essence. And while emergency room personnel never know exactly what a day may hold in store...
27
JUN
2017

For Mental Health Care, Telemedicine Shows Promise. But It’s Easier Said Than Done

-The Post and Courier For three hours every week, a psychiatrist sees low-income, often uninsured patients at Volunteers in Medicine on Hilton Head Island. Yet it’s not enough. The clinic, which relies on volunteers and schedules more than 30,000 visits per year, has had to...