My Telehealth

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  • Hosted by Tabitha Safdi

Through the human stories of patients, families, clinicians and others, South Carolina Public Radio will carefully dissect the complexities of Telehealth.  

The goal of each story is to elevate public understanding and knowledge of Telehealth and its diverse services in South Carolina. 

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.

Ways to Connect

Sitting in her office, in Aiken, S.C., Dr. Ratliff conducts a telepsychiatry consultation to a patient sitting in a private room located at one of the emergency departments in S.C.
Taylor Crouch

In South Carolina, rural communities are struggling with access to mental health care. In many places, there is a shortage of psychiatrists to attend people in need of services. To serve those with mental illness in distant, rural communities, the South Carolina Department of Mental Health adopted an innovative solution: tele-psychiatry.

Student gives MUSC Nurse a virtual fist bump after examination
Tabitha Safdi/SCETV

South Carolina faces many disparities in health care, specialists in the industry affirm. Issues related to cost, transportation and shortages of providers reach into every corner of the Palmetto State. In order to address the problem, numerous hospitals and clinics are tapping into telehealth, a way to provide care remotely.