SCTA and ReferWell expand access to care with South Carolina eConsult

South Carolina Telehealth Alliance
October 22, 2021
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Charleston, S.C. (Oct. 21, 2021) – Through virtual, provider-to-provider consultations with a wide range of specialists, the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance and ReferWell are joining forces to create South Carolina eConsult (see press release) – an initiative seeking to ensure South Carolinians have access to quality health care no matter where they reside.

Through ReferWell’s EMR-agnostic platform, providers at health centers and group practices across the state can request asynchronous virtual consultations with experts in several specialties to determine the appropriate next step in their patient’s care journey – improving the quality of care and making it easier for patients to access the care they need with less effort.

"We are thrilled to offer local physicians a free tool to get quick, expert guidance to solve cases and avoid unnecessary patient visits without their staff spending time on the phone," said Dr. James McElligott, SCTA Advisory Council co-chair.


About SCTA

South Carolina Telehealth Alliance (SCTA) is a collaboration of health systems, primary and specialty care providers, state agencies, and other shared-mission support organizations that work together to improve the lives of all South Carolinians through telehealth. In recognition of this collaboration, the American Telemedicine Association awarded the SCTA its President’s Award for Transformation of Healthcare Delivery in 2019. The SCTA includes close to 600 connected care sites throughout the state and is administratively headquartered at the MUSC Center for Telehealth, one of only two Telehealth Centers of Excellence in the nation.

About ReferWell

ReferWell is a New York-area health technology company driving efficient care transitions through the last mile. With our unique blend of EMR-agnostic software and service, ReferWell doubles the effectiveness of the referable momentSM to get more people to preventive care and specialist visits. Our payer and provider clients raise revenue by reducing leakage, improving Star ratings and improving risk adjustment performance.

We specialize in optimized provider search; appointment scheduling that increases compliance; simple loop closure and reporting on patient and provider behaviors. We support simple, integrated health care delivery for payers and provider networks covering more than 5 million members.


Justin McCloskey, SCTA

Jackie Simon, ReferWell