Thank you, Dr. Rippen for your presentation and dedication to “moving the needle” in SC!


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Presentation: Leveraging Technology to Move the Needle: Improving the Health of SC

Speaker: Dr. Helga E. Rippen, MD, PhD, MPH, FACPM

President and CEO of Health Sciences South Carolina and Clinical Professor at the University of South Carolina and Clemson University

A leader in bridging technology and healthcare to maximize value to the consumer, clinician, and healthcare sector for over 20 years.

Dr. Rippen has held senior positions within a wide range of settings spanning healthcare, think tanks, pharmaceuticals, and federal government. She received her medical degree from the University of Florida; completed her medical residency training at Johns Hopkins University where she also received her MPH; and obtained her PhD in biomedical engineering from Duke University. Dr. Rippen is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine and is Board Certified in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine in addition to Clinical Informatics.

These are a few of the questions that will be addressed:

  • With access to increasing amounts of information how do we transform data to actionable information?
  • How can technology help support this transformation?
  • How can this be leveraged to improve the health of the citizens of South Carolina?

South Carolina’s HIMSS mission is to provide healthcare professionals with an outstanding educational conference, networking opportunities, and a forum for the interchange of ideas among those committed to the goal of improving patient care through the effective use of information technology. We look forward to seeing you at our first event of 2016!