New Care Delivery Models

Photograph of Bridge in Santee South Carolina

Health care resources in South Carolina are concentrated in its metropolitan areas, limiting access for many of its rural residents and threatening to divide its population into health care “haves and have nots.” The state’s burden of chronic diseases, such as stroke, diabetes, and heart disease, is high, with increased complication, and mortality rates among rural minority populations. Too often, patients with limited access to care have relied on emergency departments as a last resort, receiving care too late, and at a high price tag for the state. South Carolina is responding with an ambitious telehealth initiative that will begin to erase health care inequities by delivering high-quality, affordable care, including preventive care, to all its residents.

Photograph of Bridge in Santee South Carolina

Making Connections

It has been a year of making connections for the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance (SCTA).

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Dr. David McSwain with Patient

Hospital Based Telehealth

Telehealth is enabling hospitals throughout South Carolina to cooperate in unprecedented ways to provide care to all of South Carolina’s residents.

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Dr. Monnie Singleton

Practice Based Telehealth

Since the founding in 2012 of MUSC Health’s Virtual TeleConsultation program, the demand for nutritional counseling has been palpable.

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Telepresenter Lynn Floyd with student

School Based Telehealth

Nurse practitioner Kelli Garber MSN, APRN, PPCNP-BC, vividly remembers her first telehealth patient from Williamsburg County.

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Home monitoring devices for telehealth

Home Based Telehealth

The Technology Applications Center for Healthful Lifestyles in the College of Nursing is committed to developing patient-friendly mobile health technology.

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