Telehealth

Telehealth offers new ways of delivering care through the use of video and audio technologies.

The clinical opportunities within Telehealth provide many positive impacts that include better health outcomes, more immediate treatments, economic benefits and access to specialized care and consultation.  

The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated Telehealth opportunities in our state as we strive to keep South Carolinians safe at home while providing necessary medical care.
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Coronavirus relief package includes $7 billion to expand broadband access, additional funding to boost telehealth opportunities

The $900 billion COVID relief package passed by Congress this month includes a $7 billion broadband Internet investment. The bill sets aside funding to help low-income families pay for reliable...
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Top 10 telehealth stories of 2020

The COVID-19 crisis accelerated telehealth opportunities in South Carolina. And, with the crisis of a global pandemic making 2020 a year like no other, we take a look at the top 10 most impactful...

Pandemic exposes racial inequities in healthcare, telehealth offers a solution

There is growing evidence that some racial and ethnic minority groups have been disproportionately affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Inequities in the social determinants of health...

Broadband: South Carolina's Digital Divide

Almost every aspect of life depends, in some part, on a reliable, high-speed Internet connection. But despite the drastic technological advances of the Information Age, 19 million people throughout...

My Telehealth

What is Telehealth? Telehealth is the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration. Telehealth News on scetv.org

Greenville County Schools District-Issued Chromebooks Help Families Access Telehealth Services

Students in South Carolina’s public schools have spent much of 2020 attending school virtually after face-to-face instruction was limited due to Covid-19. Schools weren’t alone as they scrambled to operate in a virtual model. In the wake of the pandemic,

Lawmakers Rally for Broadband, Yet Affordability Remains an Issue

In South Carolina, many children were unable to participate in online schooling when the global pandemic struck earlier this year. Similarly, hundreds of thousands of people in the Palmetto State could not receive telehealth services or work remotely

Millions of Patients Now Able to Access Healthcare After Lifting of Telehealth Restrictions

On March 6, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act . While it may not have garnered as much attention as the CARES act , its impact should not be overlooked. “We can almost Mark the day in March

What is the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance and My Telehealth?

Through the human stories of patients, families, clinicians and others, SCETV, in collaboration with the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance, will carefully dissect the complexities of Telehealth.  

The goal of each story is to elevate public understanding and knowledge of Telehealth and its diverse services in South Carolina. 

The clinical opportunities within Telehealth provide many positive impacts that include better health outcomes, more immediate treatments, economic benefits and access to specialized care and consultation.