Research & Outcomes

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MUSC Health Center of Excellence

The MUSC Center for Telehealth is one of two federally recognized National Telehealth Centers of Excellence (COE) as designated by the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) in 2017. In 2021, the COE was renewed to receive a total of $16.25 million over 5 years to fill important gaps in the national telehealth landscape through a combination of ongoing regional and national collaborations, as well as proactive dissemination of telehealth resources. In 2022, the COE supported over 50 faculty and staff who were focused on the following areas: 1) Impact on Federal and Healthcare Spending, 2) Telehealth to Support HIV Prevention and Treatment, 3) Telehealth to Address Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorders, 4) Telehealth to Support Rural Hospitals, and 5) Evaluation of Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth. View the new COE website.

SC Center For Rural and Primary Health Care

As a valued SCTA partner, the SC Center for Rural and Primary Health Care (CRPH) at the USC School of Medicine, continued to support telehealth research and innovation among rural and primary care practices in SC. In 2022, CRPH worked to assess the barriers and facilitators of successful telehealth adoption among smaller SC rural and primary healthcare practices amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Their work also explored the impact of COVID-19 on telehealth utilization patterns overall. CRPH was proud to present their findings at the National Rural Health Association’s Annual Rural Health Conference and are now preparing for journal publication.

SC Telehealth Research Pilot Grants

The SCTA partnered with the SC Clinical and Translational Research Institute (SCTR) this year to award two $25,000 Telehealth Research Pilot Grants with the aim to accelerate the adoption, utilization, and investigation of telehealth interventions in South Carolina:

  • Novel Application of Skills for Psychological Recovery Following Sexual Assault – Alyssa Rheingold, PhD
  • Cognitive and Psychosocial Assessment to Optimize Stroke Telerehabilitation – Michelle Woodbury, PhD, OTR/L


  • In 2022, over 78 peer-reviewed articles on telehealth were published by South Carolina researchers.