Jennifer H. Bartel was recently appointed as Chair of the 2016 SCSRC Information Systems Committee by Bryan Leatherwood, President-Elect of the SCSRC. Jennifer is an experienced Respiratory Care Practitioner and Certified Asthma Educator with many tears of clinical practice in a variety of settings. She received her Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) from the University of Illinois and is currently employed by the Medical University of South Carolina as a Clinical Informatics Analyst. Jennifer is certified in Epic Ambulatory and is currently working with Respiratory Care Services and the Pulmonary Function Testing Labs at MUSC to optimize workflow and reporting. Jennifer served as SCSRC Coastal Region representative and Secretary for the Information Technology Committee for the 2015 term. Jennifer will assume responsibility for the Information Technology Committee on January 1, 2016 at the beginning of the next SCSRC term.
Jennifer’s professional affiliations include membership in the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC), the South Carolina Society for Respiratory Care (SCSRC), the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ). She also maintains an educational affiliation with the National Society for Leadership and Success (NSLS).
Two members of the SCSRC Information Technology Committee were recently honored at the 2015 SCSRC Annual Conference in Myrtle Beach SC. Selma Watson, SCSRC Treasurer and an employee of Lexington Medical Center was honored as the 2105 recipient of the the SCSRC President’s Award for her distinguished service to the SCSRC. Tom Parker, a Clinical Coordinator from the Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Respiratory Care Services was awarded the SCSRC Practitioner of the Year award for 2015. Please join me in congratulating both and thanking them for their hard work on the ITC this year.
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Does the BBQ sauce sold in each SCSRC region affect SCSRC membership rate? Unlike many sorry places to live, South Carolina is blessed with an abundance of tasty wood cooked, whole hog, pork BBQ. The state is divided into four BBQ regions that include four distinct sauce types: Tomato, Mustard, Ketchup, and Vinegar & Pepper. In addition there are small pockets of hybrid sauces that are a mixture of two or more of the primary sauce types. One oddity is a rare mayonnaise based sauce (Duke’s, I'm sure) that is peculiar to the Columbia area.
Because BBQ is a valid Southern religion, in 1985, the South Carolina Assembly passed a “Truth in Barbeque” law. The law was intended to prevent a fraudulent trend of selling oven-cooked pork as real barbeque, which is traditionally cooked over wood. Eventually, after all the evil BBQ impersonators were run off, and decent folks found they could make their own delicious home style BBQ using a baked and pulled green ham (and the right sauce), the law was quietly repealed in 1992.
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