Progressnotes - October/November 2012
- About MUSC Health
The Center for Telehealth, directed by James T. McElligott, M.D., is establishing a statewide telehealth network that is tailored to the needs of South Carolina and intended to improve access of the state’s residents to quality specialty care. Telehealth offers an innovative solution to providing better access to specialists by bringing specialty care to patients rather than asking them to come to the care, thereby removing barriers to care faced by rural residents, including lost time from work, transportation needs, and child care costs. With a $12 million grant from the state, MUSC’s Center for Telehealth is now offering 10 programs to more than 80 sites (inclusive of educational sites) throughout South Carolina. For fiscal year 2014, It has developed an ambitious but attainable set of seven objectives, which are detailed in this section of the Year-in-Review.
The Center for Telehealth at MUSC receives grant to establish a statewide telehealth network that is intended to improve access to quality specialty care.
Expecting Better: Improving South Carolina's Scorecard for High-Risk Pregnancies Through Telemedicine.
Laying Ghosts to Rest: Helping Patients Confront Traumatic Memories Through TeleMental Health
MUSC Offers TeleMental Health Services to Troubled Youth by providing the teleservices of three licensed psychiatrists.
Providing Specialty Consults via Telehealth, the virtual teleconsult clinic at MUSC saves time and money without sacrificing quality of care for patients.
Providing much needed access to medical care in remote areas where rural residents may be reluctant or not have the means to travel to MUSC for care.
The Health Equity and Rural Outreach Innovation Center, directed by Leonard E. Egede, M.D. is removing barriers to improve the health of military veterans.
With no time to waste, Dr. David McSwain, MUSC's assistant professor of pediatric critical care, designs just what is needed.