2019 – 2020 CTC Strategic Goals:
o Grow and optimize current pediatric telehealth services with particular focus on the tele-PICU and tele-NICU programs established during the CTC’s Duke Endowment funded time.
o Develop regionally specific approaches to expanding access to care for medically complex children.
o Expand access to child-abuse pediatric care through partnerships with the state’s recognized child abuse medical response program, The South Carolina Children’s Advocacy Medical Response System and children’s advocacy centers in underserved areas of the state.
2019-2020 CTC Program Development
In addition to expanding and optimizing our tele-NICU and tele-PICU programs, we are currently working on telehealth services for medically complex children, assisting with the development of the following services:
- McLeod Children’s Hospital sports-concussion and speech-pathology programs,
- Prisma Health – Upstate’s Ferlauto clinic for medically fragile children,
- Prisma Health – Midlands telehealth services for children with chronic and complex illness, and
- MUSC’s telehealth-enhanced coordinated care program for children dependent on vents or tracheostomies.
Additionally, the state’s first telehealth child abuse (TeleCAP), clinic site is slated to begin serving patients in late October of 2019, under the direction of Dr. Olga Rosa, Medical Director, for The South Carolina Children’s Advocacy Medical Response System.
Research and Outcomes:The CTC is also a proud member of SPROUT ( Supporting Pediatric Research on Outcomes and Utilization of Telehealth), a national, multi-institutional collaborative research network dedicated to establishing an evidence-base and educational programs for the advancement of safe and effective pediatric telehealth services. SPROUT is funded by an NIH/NCATS U01 Collaboration Innovation Award award and administered through a partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics. https://services.aap.org/en/community/aap-sections/telehealth-care/sprout/