March 2017 - In This Issue:
In the News
Florence School Offers Virtual Doctor Appointment to Sick Students
FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - One Florence school is offering virtual appointments to see a doctor if their family can't afford one.

South Florence High School has a new partnership with the Medical University of South Carolina and the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance.
The MUSC nurse treats students at South Florence High School through the telehealth program which helps students prevent missing school and parents from leaving work to take children to the doctor.

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Telemedicine Expands Patient Health Care
The Post and Courier
James McElligott, MD

"Imagine yourself as a busy parent in rural Williamsburg County, working long hours every day to make ends meet. Now imagine your child needs regular follow-up health care, but the closest pediatrician is more than 30 miles away. You do everything you can to get the care your child needs, but sometimes it's just too hard. Your boss won't let you take a half or whole day off. Or maybe you can take the time, but as an hourly employee, this means less money coming into your home. This scenario and variations of it take place throughout South Carolina every day. But there are solutions to some of these challenges."

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McLeod Health Introduces Live Video Healthcare System
FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) -New technology at McLeod Health in Florence will let you get a medical diagnosis from your computer, smartphone or tablet.
TeleHealth is a new service that connects patients across the Carolinas with doctors at McLeod Health.

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Annual Telehealth Summit
Palmetto Care Connections invites all who are interested in telehealth to join us at the 5th Annual Telehealth Summit of SC! Calling all Office Managers, Program Coordinators, Medical Directors, Nurses, Social Workers, Physicians, Billing Specialists, Executive Directors, Technology Directors, and more! Registration closes Friday, March 17!
Keynote Speakers


Mignon Clyburn
Commissioner
Federal Communications Commissioner






Nina Antoniotti, RN, MBA, PhD
Executive Director
Telehealth and Clinical Outreach
SIU Health Care and School of Medicine

 
Registration
Online Registration is now open at a rate of $185 Register now!  Registration will close on Friday, March 17, 2017.

Preconference
FREE! Tuesday, March 28, 2:00PM-5:00PM-Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Must register to attend. 

Networking Reception
Join us on Wednesday, March 29, at the Hilton Columbia Center at 5:30PM for the Annual Networking Reception sponsored by Polycom!

Program Agenda
The program agenda will be available soon. Be sure to check www.palmettocareconnections.org  for information about the Summit. 

Mobile App
Download our event mobile app to view the agenda, connect with attendees, participate on discussion boards, and more!
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors
Advanced ICU Care
Advanced Video Group
Carolina eHealth Network
Foracare
Internetwork Engineering/CISCO
Iron Bow
Meridian IT
Philips Home Monitoring
REACH Health
South Carolina Health Information Exchange
Southeastern Telehealth Resource Center
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
VRI Cares
Silver Sponsors
Carousel
One Vision Solutions
Gold Sponsors
Avizia
Polycom
Spirit Communications  
Platinum Sponsors
Medical University of South Carolina
Palmetto Health
South Carolina Telehealth Alliance  
Due to Hurricane Matthew, 
the 5th Annual Telehealth Summit of South Carolina was postponed to 
March 28-30, 2017.If you were previously registered as an attendee or sponsor for the event in October and you would like to attend the Summit you will need to register with the new link for MarchRefunds were issued in October 2016.

Palmetto Care Connections is very grateful for your patience and support. Without your support this event would not be possible.
Telehealth Awareness Week

MARCH 20-24, 2017

MARCH 21:   PRESS CONFERENCE AT SC STATEHOUSE

MARCH 24:   LUNCHEON WITH LIVE TELEHEALTH DEMO
MUSC is inviting Charleston area elected officials to view live telemedicine consultations and learn more about telehealth.
Funding Opportunities
USDA RUS-DLT GRANT PROGRAM
Award Amount: $50,000 - $500,000
Opens:  Mid-March 2017
Due Date:  est. May 2017

Program Purpose: The Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program (DLT) is designed specifically to meet the educational and health care needs of rural America. Through this grant program, advanced telecommunications technologies connect rural sites to content or service providers, helping to provide enhanced learning and health care opportunities for rural residents, in an effort to bridge the Digital Divide. Click here for more info!
A special thank you to our partners for working with us to improve the health of South Carolina through telemedicine. 


    
 
 

Any new announcements, updates, expansions, or changes? Email Davia Smith at davias@palmettocareconnections.org . We will highlight your organization in our Partner Updates. 

Thanks!