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Health Technology Solutions

SCTR Institute

Given opportunities to impact the health care of our diverse, underserved population, SCTR has supported development of an outstanding Health Technology Solutions program. These resources are provided in association with the MUSC SmartState Technology Applications Center for Healthful Lifestyles (TACHL).

TACHL catalyzes the development of personalized, effective, relevant, and cost-efficient lifestyle intervention and health care management programs by creating software and information systems for mobile smart phones, iPad®/tablet technologies, web based computer assisted programs, and interactive call centers. TACHL is engaged in multi-disciplinary research with scientists at MUSC, University of South Carolina and Clemson University, and provides mentorship to junior investigators who are seeking exploratory or career development awards. TACHL fosters economic growth to the state via commercialization of new technology products and development/recruitment of companies involved in various aspects of software and systems technology development and program delivery.


TACHL provides the following services, which may be requested through SPARCRequest.

  • Remote Patient Monitoring Solutions
  • Mobile App and Website Development
  • Social Media Support
  • Communication Methods
  • Personalized Motivational Patient Engagement Messaging
  • Scientific Consultation


Frank Treiber, Ph.D.
Endowed Chair, Center of Economic Excellence
College of Nursing
Phone: 843-792-8852

Ken Ruggiero, Ph.D.
College of Nursing
Phone: 843-792-3687

Sachin K. Patel, MSc
Director of TACHL Systems Architecture
College of Nursing