Celebrating National Telehealth Awareness Week

Palmetto Care Connections has celebrated Telehealth Awareness Week in South Carolina with the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance since 2016. This is the first year that Telehealth Awareness Week (TAW) has been celebrated nationally, thanks to the leadership of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA).

South Carolina Governor's Proclamation

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster released this Governor’s Proclamation, officially declaring Sept. 19–25, 2021 as South Carolina Telehealth Awareness Week.

History of Telehealth Awareness Week in South Carolina
To learn more about the history of Telehealth Awareness Week in South Carolina from the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance click here.

Share Your Telehealth Story
In recognition of Telehealth Awareness Week, PCC invites you to share your telehealth story! Click here to share.

South Carolina Telehealth Resources

Palmetto Care Connections

For more than 11 years, Palmetto Care Connections has helped health care providers in rural and underserved areas of SC with technology, broadband and telehealth solutions. Learn About Us in this short video.

South Carolina Telehealth Alliance

The South Carolina Telehealth Alliance (SCTA) is a statewide collaboration of many organizations joining forces to expand telehealth services across the state. The SCTA provides guidance, assists with strategic development and advises on technology and standards to develop an open-access network. Click here to learn more.

MUSC Center for Telehealth

The MUSC Center for Telehealth has been recognized by the Health Resources and Services Administration as one of two National Telehealth Centers of Excellence. MUSC was awarded this national designation because of the Center for Telehealth’s successful telehealth programs with a high annual volume of telehealth visits, substantial service to rural and medically underserved populations through telehealth, and its financially sustainable telehealth models. Click here to learn more.

Southeastern Telehealth Resource Center

The Southeastern Telehealth Resource Center (SETRC) is one of 14 Telehealth Resource Centers (12 Regional and 2 National) funded by the federal Office for the Advancement of Telehealth through a grant program to provide support and guidance to Telehealth programs. SETRC serves Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Click here to learn more.

Telehealth Education

South Carolina Area Health Education

South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium (SC AHEC) connects students and professionals with the tools, training and resources necessary to develop an effective healthcare workforce to provide quality healthcare, with a focus on primary care for rural and underserved communities. SC AHEC provides free professional development programs in telehealth, including Telepresenter Certification. Click here to learn more.

Palmetto Care Connections’ Webinar Wednesdays

PCC offers free webinars on telehealth, technology, and broadband updates. All webinars are recorded and available for viewing in our archives. Click here to register for the next webinar.

Palmetto Care Connections Hosts 9th Annual Telehealth Summit of South Carolina

Since 2013, PCC has hosted South Carolina’s Annual Telehealth Summit, traditionally a three-day conference which presents a variety of telehealth topics delivered by local, state and national speakers. Click here to learn more.

Palmetto Care Connection Newsletter

To learn more about Telehealth, Broadband and Technology, sign up for PCC’s monthly e-newsletter. Click here.

Telehealth Program Spotlights

Telemental Health Mini Webinar Series

The use of telemental health has grown exponentially during the COVID pandemic. Watch this series of short, informative webinars to learn more. See videos below.

South Carolina Virtual Access Telehealth Network

Through a Rural Health Network Development grant, PCC is implementing telehealth at innovative sites including rural, independent pharmacies, church medical ministries clinics and a tribal community center. Click here to read more about it.

PCC Digital Literacy Initiative

Thanks to funding from Rural LISC and the South Carolina Department on Aging, PCC is teaching senior citizens in rural and underserved areas of S.C. how to use digital tablets including telehealth technology. Click here to learn more.

Urgent Care Providers Using Telehealth

Telehealth enables patients to connect with health care providers remotely using digital devices such as a computers, tablets, and smartphones. Telehealth has been extremely valuable to rural communities especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. In South Carolina, some hospitals and primary care providers offer virtual doctor visits for urgent care. Check your local hospital’s or primary care provider’s website to see if telehealth services are available.

Happy #TelehealthAwarenessWeek