MUSC Health Series at the Charleston Library Society
Fall series topic: Coopetition in the Health Care Industry: How do competitors work together to improve patient care?
Dr. James T. McElligott, M.D. MSCR, Medical Director for MUSC Center for Telehealth and Co-Chair of the SC Telehealth Alliance
Telehealth Simplified: How one new approach in medicine is disrupting health care delivery nationally.
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Telehealth is a buzz word in the health care industry – and for good reason. We’re all familiar with the impact technology has had on our daily lives, but how exactly is it being used to connect competitive health providers to patients in our state?
Born in Ireland and spending most of his life in the Carolinas, Dr. McElligott earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at Wake Forest School of Medicine and completed his pediatric residency at MUSC. Dr. McElligott is a practicing pediatrician who led the formation of the SC Telehealth Alliance where he serves as the Co-Chair while he also serves as Medical Director for the MUSC Center for Telehealth. In those roles, Dr. McElligott worked closely with the SC Board of Medical Examiners to safely bring telehealth to the state, launched the first school-based telehealth program in SC, and assisted with the authoring of the SC Telemedicine Act. Dr. McElligott is also active in the national development of telehealth and is President of the Pediatric Special Interest Group for the American Telemedicine Association. He has authored numerous publications and is currently supported for his research contributions by the Duke Endowment Foundation.