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Annual Telehealth Summit

Palmetto Care Connections logo | technology. broadband. telehealth.Each year, Palmetto Care Connections (PCC) hosts the Annual Telehealth Summit, the state’s largest telehealth educational event. To ensure a safe event amidst COVID-19, PCC pivoted its approach by organizing a free virtual conference which took place over three Fridays in October. Over 500 people registered to take part in educational and interactive sessions with topics spanning the latest in telehealth technology, best practices in telehealth program implementation, and the future of telehealth and broadband policy.

PCC’s 8th Annual Telehealth Summit of South Carolina took place virtually, with over 30 sponsors and exhibitors, 39 speakers, and more than 500 registrants.

SCTA Education & Training Workgroup

South Carolina AHEC Lowcountry * Mid-Carolina * Pee dee * UpstateHealthcare providers were fortunate to have access to an existing suite of telehealth educational materials as they scrambled to quickly stand up telehealth services during the pandemic. In 2020, SC AHEC’s educational modules were updated to include COVID-19-specifc information, and a new module was created focused on telehealth implementation best practices to support SC providers and learners new to telehealth. PCC also launched a series of educational webinars during the spring and summer, with speakers focused on implementation best practices, state and federal policy changes, and rural healthcare providers’ use of telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2020, over 16,000 learner experiences occurred across the SCTA’s diverse educational opportunities.