Our goal is to improve access to quality, convenient, affordable care in South Carolina. Through Virtual Care, we can:
- Reach more people – Through the use of innovative technologies, we are able to provide healthcare services in new settings unlike ever before.
- Decrease costs – Our programs help patients get the right level of care, in the right setting, at the right time. Reduced time and travel lead to a reduction in overall healthcare costs.
- Transform the care experience – We are building lasting relationships with our patients using a new digital landscape and models of care.
Providers across the state come together to reflect on their experiences using virtual care during the coronavirus pandemic.
The weekly program teaches children about the different aspects of nutrition that they'll use to live healthier lives.
Prisma Health eVisits help patients access care for minor conditions via their mobile device or computer. Patients answer a series of questions or describe their symptoms. The information is sent to a healthcare provider who reviews the answers and sends a diagnosis.
Virtual care provided by practices
Prisma Health’s ambulatory virtual care programs connect patients and providers across South Carolina to our expert care teams using innovative collaboration and communication technologies. Whether you need to connect with a primary care provider or receive care from one of our talented specialists, many scheduled visits can now be conducted virtually from the comfort of home.
- Connect to your provider and speak to your care team who knows you best. Don’t have a provider? We can help you find one.
- Safe and effective. If patients need to be seen in person, we will help schedule an in-person visit.
- Convenience. Accessed from home through your own device or local community centers.
- Avoid or reduce travel time.
- Avoid waiting rooms.
Ask your provider if your next appointment can be virtual. We continue to grow our services across our specialties.
- Behavioral health
- Heart and vascular
- Nutrition and wellness
- Post-acute care
- Primary care
- Social work
- Specialty medicine
- Women's health
Virtual care provided by hospitals
Smaller hospitals often cannot support full-time care teams who specialize in all the conditions that they encounter. This regularly leads to automatic transfers of patients to other hospitals, resulting in delayed care, unnecessary costs and travel burdens on the patient’s family.
Prisma Health extends medical expertise to community hospitals across South Carolina using advanced audiovisual technology. Virtual care technologies enable our specialists to remotely evaluate and monitor patients and extend clinical decision-making support to onsite hospital care teams. Our services complement and strengthen existing bedside care teams where expertise is harder to reach, especially in rural communities.
- Improves time to diagnosis and treatment
- Improves patient outcomes
- Improves accuracy in determining patient transfers
- Improves confidence of community hospital teams
- Reduces costs for family in rural communities
- Improves patient and family experience
Our growing list of hospital virtual care services can be found across numerous community hospitals.
- Infectious disease
- Adult intensive care
- Pediatric intensive care
- Neonatal care
Virtual care for businesses
Prisma Health has developed a spectrum of programs designed to help employers enhance health outcomes and manage costs. Many programs are made available virtually today using innovative audio and visual technologies. By virtually connecting businesses with a network of medical experts, employers reduce healthcare costs, reduce absenteeism, increase productivity and attract and retain valued employees.
Learn more about Prisma Health Business Health Solutions.
Virtual care for students
Prisma Health offers virtual care opportunities to several schools in Greenville, Lexington, Richland and Sumter counties. Students with health needs may now be instantly connected to a Prisma Health nurse practitioner for non-emergency needs and have prescriptions sent to the pharmacy of choice following the visit.
- Helping students feel better, quicker
- Reducing missed time from school
- Reducing parents' missed workdays
- Eliminating transportation barriers
This service does not replace existing primary care. The parent or guardian will be contacted before any telehealth visit occurs with participating students.
Virtual health education for students
Prisma Health’s educational component for school-based health provides students with relevant and interactive content to support improved behaviors and overall knowledge of nutrition and physical activity. The “Eat Well, Keep Moving” curriculum focuses on obesity prevention and reduction and is provided for 16 weeks in after-school programming. The educational program is available in several Richland and Sumter county schools.
Virtual education for providers
An integral component of virtual health is distance education, which refers to situations in which the instructor and learner are geographically separated and rely on electronic devices for instructional delivery. Distance education equips providers with medical knowledge on a range of topics relevant to them so it can be shared and translated into everyday practice.
Below are some notable programs.
According to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, South Carolina’s maternal mortality rate (24.7 deaths per 100,000 live births during 2013-2017) is more than double the national average. Among nonwhite South Carolinians, that rate is even higher (46.3 deaths per 100,000 live births).
To help address this issue, Berry Campbell, MD, maternal-fetal medicine specialist for Prisma Health, developed the Project ECHO SC Pregnancy Wellness program. The program virtually connects a network of obstetrical healthcare professionals to local providers for education and support in treating high-risk pregnancy patients within their own communities. Project ECHO SC Pregnancy Wellness is a resource for South Carolina healthcare providers working in the field of obstetrics who are interested in learning more to address preterm birth.
Through the Hepatitis C virtual education program, primary care providers, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals across the Southeast have an opportunity to collaborate with infectious disease specialists to learn how to better identify, diagnose and treat patients with Hepatitis C. During weekly webinars, primary care providers present their own Hepatitis C cases to a multidisciplinary panel where, collectively, the group applies evidence-based medicine guidelines and other best practice principles to formulate the best care plans. With infectious disease specialists just a click away, providers can obtain medical knowledge that can be translated into everyday practice regardless of where they are located.