Training and Education

Telehealth training and education are key assets to achieving digital and health equity in South Carolina. With steady telehealth and technology innovations, it is our goal to provide adequate resources to keep SC patients and providers informed and prepared. Implementing telehealth curricula in health professions schools, providing digital literacy to seniors in rural counties, and administering telehealth learning modules to providers are just a few of the SCTA’s many initiatives aimed at addressing digital inequities.

Telehealth Education Resources

The SC Area of Health Education Consortium (SC AHEC) continued to provide online telehealth education to health care professionals and students in the areas of telehealth foundations, telehealth implementation, telemental health, and others. Nearly 1,400 online trainings were completed by SC AHEC during the year, a 24% increase from the year prior.  

In 2023, 118 health professions students participated in virtual interprofessional patient case conferences hosted by the SC AHEC team to enhance skills attributed to team-based care with rural and underserved populations and telehealth provision.  

Digital Inclusion Training

Providing digital inclusion training is imperative to telehealth utilization and equity advancements. PCC dedicates time to ensuring SC residents, especially those of low income, have the tools needed to successfully receive care from afar. In 2023, PCC trained over 700 South Carolinians digital inclusion skills with a special focus on accessing telehealth services. Many participants of these sessions not only received digital literacy and telehealth training but also a free device, as well as assistance obtaining affordable internet.  

11th Annual Telehealth Summit of South Carolina

200+ participants and 29 sponsors gathered in Greenville, SC for PCC SC’s Telehealth Summit to learn from excellent speakers and connect with legislators and telehealth advocates from across the state.  View a Summit recap.