April 2020
THE CONNECT
PCC Reflects on 2019
Annual Report Released
"2019 was another exciting year for telehealth growth in South Carolina and across the nation. According to the American Hospital Association, 76% of U.S. hospitals currently use some form of telehealth to connect their patients to health care services."

-K. Schwarting, CEO, Palmetto Care Connections

COVID-19 Federal and State Telehealth Policy
Free Webinar Opportunity
April 15, 12pm-1pm (EST)
This webinar will explain how Telehealth has become an essential tool to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This webinar will highlight Medicare, Medicaid, and private payor telehealth policy changes for South Carolina during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New! Broadband Maps
Broadband Access in SC
Palmetto Care Connections (PCC), South Carolina Office of Rural Health (SCORH) and South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) partnered to commission a comprehensive evaluation of residential broadband capabilities throughout our state. As health care organizations, the goal was to determine the gaps in internet access as a first step to making improvements which could impact health care, especially telehealth. As a result, detailed maps were produced which depict the availability and speed of broadband access in each of our 46 counties.

Telehealth Summit Rescheduled
Save the Date
The 8th Annual Telehealth Summit has been rescheduled to September 8-10, 2020, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, SC. All registrations will transfer to the new date.

PCC Team Expands
PCC Names Technology Analyst
In his position, Ethan Kemp assists in maintaining the inventory and database for South Carolina’s Health Care Broadband Consortium led by PCC. The consortium helps eligible health care providers receive significant savings on broadband, internet and telehealth equipment through federal subsidies. Kemp also assists providers in establishing telehealth programs by installing, configuring and maintaining telehealth equipment in medical practices.

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