South Carolina is a state facing many difficulties in the area of health. Poverty, poor access to care, costs, long distances, a shortage of providers, and a history of chronic diseases, such as high blood pressure and high levels of stroke and diabetes, permeate the state with uncertainties.
Due to combined efforts, South Carolina is now on the edge of a new frontier in health care. Telehealth offers new ways of delivering care through the use of video and audio technologies.
The South Carolina Telehealth Alliance, a collaboration of academic medical centers, community hospitals and providers, existing telemedicine systems, government leaders, and other entities, believes that all South Carolina residents should and can have access to quality health care.
Telehealth is transforming the lives of South Carolinians in every corner of the state. Patients and their families talk about the benefits.