May 2017 - In This Issue:
In the News
Urgent Care Providers Widen Services to Include Telehealth
--HealthData Management

"Urgent care providers are slowly adding telemedicine services to their clinical portfolios, seeing them as an opportunity to expand their client base while meeting consumers' need for access to care when and how they want it."

To Break Down Telehealth Silos, Connect Senior Execs With the Doctors on the Ground
--RAC Monitor

"Could "dialing up" the use of tele-medicine or telehealth help achieve rural health sustainability?
In a new report dated March 30, 2017, The Rural Broadband Association found that the use of telemedicine has four powerful economic benefits, for rural providers, producing results that Congress, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), state policymakers and grant funders should pay attention to going forward."

FCC Seeks Input on Broadband Expansion for mHealth, Telehealth
--mHealth Intelligence

"Federal officials are seeking advice from the telemedicine and mHealth community on how to improve broadband access for healthcare.
The Federal Communication Commission and its Connect2Health Task Force  are accepting comments through May 24 (reply comments are accepted through June 8) on "a variety of regulatory, policy and infrastructure issues related to the emerging broadband-enabled health and care ecosystem,"  particularly in rural and underserved regions."

Annual Telehealth Summit

Help Palmetto Care Connections decide where to host the Summit (Columbia, Charleston, Greenville,..) and what breakout session tracks to offer by participating in our
short survey.

2017 Summit Presentations
Presentations are available now on our website at

 SC Telehealth Inventory
Palmetto Care Connections has a
map of existing telehealth services and providers in South Carolina. It is time for our annual update. If your organization needs to be updated or added, please contact us. Thank you!

Upcoming Events

Annual Meeting: May 23, 2017

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 . We will highlight your organization in our Partner Updates.