Welcome to Health Sciences South Carolina!
Health Sciences South Carolina is America's first statewide research collaborative focused entirely on transforming healthcare quality, health information systems, tomorrow's workforce, and ultimately, patient outcomes.
Health Sciences South Carolina Launches Nation's First Statewide Clinical Data Warehouse
HSSC’s Clinical Data Warehouse (CDW) links and matches de-identified (anonymous) electronic patient records from South Carolina’s largest health care systems to enable providers and researchers to follow patient conditions in real-time. It also allows biomedical researchers to conduct patient-centered outcomes research and comparative effectiveness studies across a much broader and aggregated patient population base. This is the first system of its kind to bring together three major research universities and several large health care systems. Bioinformatics for the system came from the Medical University of South Carolina, while the University of South Carolina developed the operations software. Clemson University hosts and provides patient privacy and security for the CDW. Read More.
A National Model for Healthcare Innovation
What began with the South Carolina Genneral Assembly's vision to create a knowledge-based economy through the SmartState Program is now a national model for innovative partnerships, medical research, investment, and healthcare quality and public health improvement. Health Scienceses South Carolina (HSSC) is connecting it's member universities and health systems with influential public and private partners on significant projects that make good health possible. Connect with us!
Good Health Made Possible!
Announcing MUSC's First Chief Research Information Officer and SmartState Endowed Chair in Medical Bioinformatics- Leslie A. Lenert, MS, MD, FACMI
Dr. Lenert is a practicing primary care physician with a 20-year history of research and development work in informatics and predictive analytics. He was a pioneer (1990’s) in development of web-based systems for patient use and online research studies. In response to 9/11 attacks, Dr. Lenert led a team of engineers and computer scientists that developed the first wireless “location aware” EHR system for first responders, including the world’s first WiFi pulse oximeter and electronic triage tag, obtaining more than 4 million dollars in Federal funding. In 2007, Dr. Lenert became the founding Director of the National Center for Public Health Informatics at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read More
Update from ONC
On the final day of HealthIT week, as ONC focuses on clinical quality initiatives, we would like to highlight Regional Extension Center work around national support of Million Hearts®.We ask that you link to HealthIT.gov pages on your website and re-tweet as appropriate in support of all REC work.
SCHIex Provider Forum:
"How it Works" SCHIex Exchange Tools
October 25, 2013
Data Drives Discovery
The Clinical Data Warehouse
Clinical data is a powerful enabler of scientific discovery that can lead to new technology and pharmaceuticals. And yet, access to relevant clinical data remains a significant barrier for many researchers. [Read More].