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The Duke Endowment Awards

$15.3 Million to HSSC to

Advance South Carolina-North

Carolina Health Collaborative

Today, the Carolinas have a new commonality: a first-in-the-nation, dual state health collaborative made possible by a $15.3 million grant to Health Sciences South Carolina awarded by The Duke Endowment. Learn more.


Evan Phelps Joins HSSC as

Senior Software Engineer

A University of South Carolina PhD candidate in Physics, Phelps brings deep experience in developing high-performance computing solutions, data analysis, database management, and problem solving. Phelps plays an important role in advancing HSSC’s statewide health informatics infrastructure used by researchers and clinicians, and soon to be expanded to North Carolina.

Learn more about Evan Phelps >


BlueCross BlueShield of

SC Foundation Awards $3.8M

to HSSC to Fund Surgical

Safety Collaborative

South Carolina Surgical Quality Collaborative is targeting a significant reduction in surgical complications, thousands of avoided hospital days, and millions of dollars in savings to patients and healthcare systems. Read Release.


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Dr. Helga Rippen Named

President & CEO of HSSC

Dr. Rippen brings two decades of experience in health IT system design, policy, implementation, and clinical adoption.

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HSSC Welcomes

Dr. Xiaoming Li as

Chief Analytics Officer (CAO)

HSSC President & CEO Dr. Helga Rippen has announced that Dr. Xiaoming Li will serve as the Chief Analytics Officer (CAO).  Dr. Li is a Professor at the University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior (HPEB); as well as the Director and Endowed Chair of The South Carolina SmartState Center for Healthcare Quality. 

As CAO, he will work to develop a strategical data analytic and data acquisition roadmap that will enable HSSC to support the needs of our stakeholders, which strategically positions us to meet future needs, enables innovation and enhances our sustainability.


HSSC and CliniWorks Initiate

Collaboration to Advance

Data Analytics

To read about HSSC's Natural Language Processing initiative, click here.


With AAMC Award, HSSC Becomes a Learning Health System for the Nation

HSSC is one of eight recipients of the prestigious 2014 AAMC Learning Health System Champion Research Award. Read release


HSSC Announces

Rick Larsen as CIO 

HSSC President & CEO Dr. Helga Rippen has announced that Rick Larsen will serve as the HSSC Chief Information Officer.  Larsen has been the HSSC IT & Informatics Program Director since 2010 and is responsible for leading the organization’s informatics and development teams, including the statewide Clinical Data Warehouse—one of the first of its kind in the nation.  Larsen stated, “I look forward to playing a unique leadership role as CIO and helping HSSC continue to build an IT infrastructure that supports the missions of our members and collaborating institutions to help improve the health of all South Carolinians.”

HSSC Strategic Plan

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Since its launch in 2004, HSSC has developed the concepts, infrastructure, and technology to become a leading force for improvements in health care research, education, and delivery in South Carolina. Now, HSSC plans a shift to new focus areas that relate more directly to improving patient care and population health. View HSSC' strategic plan.

HSSC's 2014 Annual Report

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HSSC and our member organizations and stakeholders enjoyed much success in the past year. We invite you to review our annual report and see how we're making good health possible for all South Carolinians! Click to Enjoy!

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