Monday, July 29, 2013

Clinical Effectiveness, Patient Safety, and the Process of Commercializing Technologies with Dr. Schaefer

Join us at Science Cafe
EngenuitySC's popular networking event and lecture series continues this August, venturing into a few field of expertise. We would like to introduce our speaker, Dr. John J. Schaefer! Read all about Dr. Schaefer below. 

Join us for the eleventh installment of our Year of the Smartstate series where Dr. Schaefer will talk Clinical Effectiveness, Patient Safety, and the Process of Commercializing Technologies as part of National Inventors Month.

Come grab a drink in one of our smart-looking Science Cafe pint glasses, and mix and mingle with fellow science-oriented Columbians. Get excited, get your questions, and join us!

To celebrate his success at leveraging IT to save lives, our friends at IT-oLogy are joining us again to buy everyone their first drink! If you don't know IT-oLogy, they're a national non-profit collaboration of businesses, academic institutions and organizations dedicated to growing the IT talent pipeline, fostering economic development and advancing the IT profession. In other words, they work to promote, teach, and grow IT.

When and Where
Dr. John J. Schaefer
Smartstate Endowed Chair for Patient Simulation and Research
Medical University of South Carolina

Tuesday, August 13th

711 Saluda Ave. Columbia, SC 29205

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Dr. John J. Schaefer, Lewis Blackman SmartState Endowed Chair for Patient Simulation and Research, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)

Dr. John Schaefer is an international expert in healthcare simulation who is transforming the way healthcare clinicians are taught, and in the process, helping to reduce patient injury and improve medical outcomes.

Dr. Schaefer came to South Carolina from the University of Pittsburgh where he helped establish the first simulation training. He served as director of the center from 1997 to 2006 and directed the multi-partnered expansion of the center. As a SmartState Endowed Chair, he has led the effort to establish a statewide network of simulation centers, collaborating with diverse partners to open or improve centers at the Clemson University College of Nursing, Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center, Greenville Technical College, MUSC, Palmetto Health, the University of South Carolina College of Nursing, and Trident Technical College. 

These SmartState Program-funded simulation centers now provide training for medical, nursing and allied health students, as well as advanced continuing education to hospital employees and physicians. They allow healthcare providers to practice their skills in a

controlled, risk-free environment, rather than in an actual patient setting. This innovative training method results in better healthcare outcomes and increased patient safety.

Additionally, Dr. Schaefer is developing training, equipment, and software programs that are making South Carolina a leader in the medical simulation field.  He co-founded a start-up company called SimTunes in 2008 to create and commercialize simulation educational technology. Read more of Dr. Schaefer's bio here 

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