University of South Carolina

USCís Moskowitz to talk about S.C. health care

EngenuitySC's Science Café networking event and lecture series continues with a talk by SmartState Endowed Chair Jay Moskowitz on Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Speakeasy cocktail bar in Five Points.

In a relaxed, pub environment that encourages audience questions and discussion, Moskowitz will discuss improving health-care quality for South Carolinians.

Free admission, cash bar and a convivial atmosphere are hallmarks of Science Café, home to "The Year of the SmartState" – a new, yearlong partnership between EngenuitySC and the SmartState Program (also known as the South Carolina Centers of Economic Excellence Program).

Moskowitz holds the James B. Duke SmartState endowed chair for health care quality at the University of South Carolina. Under this position he has forged many collaborations that have paved the way for more than 100 organizations and individuals to develop a single, unified plan for securing federal funding for and implementation of a statewide health information technology strategy. This effort alone brought more than $5 million in federal grants to South Carolina.

Moskowitz is working with IT companies, health care systems, physicians and researchers to create a statewide health information exchange, which will not only support clinical research but also enhance the quality and safety of patient care. He is a nationally recognized leader in biomedical research and research policy administration, having served as the principal deputy director at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C., during his 40-year career in the field of health policy. 

On the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m., knowledge economy movers and shakers convene at Science Café at Speakeasy to enjoy adult beverages and hear free talks by some of South Carolina's top leaders in medicine, technology and innovation. Interruption, questions and discussion are encouraged – the rules of Science Café make it a priority to engage with speakers and push the boundaries of the conventional presentation format.

Advanced registration is highly recommended; visit to register.

Posted: 01/04/13 @ 9:50 AM | Updated: 01/09/13 @ 8:46 AM | Permalink