Best Practices

SCHA has been a proud partner for a number of national quality improvement organizations, including the Joint Commission, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and the Patient Safety Movement. We encourage all of our members to frequently visit their pages for the latest best practice information and toolkits.

Title What Category
Integrating Advance Care Planning In Clinical Practices Agape Foundation successfully trained its clinical staff in ACP conversations and procedures Population Health, Quality & Patient Safety
Messaging Against Healthcare Workplace Violence Tidelands Health takes a proactive communications approach to this serious issue Workforce Development, Quality & Patient Safety
Incentivizing Palliative Care Referrals in Emergency Rooms MUSC incorporates palliative care and end-of-life goals into its culture through a one-year financial incentive to physicians for referrals of appropriate patients to palliative care. Quality & Patient Safety
Population-wide Approaches to Prevent Obesity, Diabetes and Heart Disease DHEC Midlands Region Office does targeted early intervention efforts to curb health disparities Population Health
Stemming the Mental Health Awareness Deficit SC Thrive's Mental Health First Aid Program Provides Tools and Resources to Communities Population Health
Faith-Based Interventions in Pee Dee to Improve Chronic Conditions The Department of Health & Environmental Control in the Pee Dee works with local churches in the region to manage chronic conditions Population Health
Making a Business Case for Care Coordination of Uninsured Patients McLeod Health calculates cost savings that come from transitioning the high-utilizing uninsured into intervention programs Population Health
Process Improvement for Submitting Hepatitis B Birth Dose Vaccine to Immunization Registry Conflicting practices causing duplication and confusion in electronic health records and the state immunization registry were reconciled by Lexington Medical Center and MUSC in different ways Quality & Patient Safety
Zero Tolerance Towards Workplace Violence Grand Strand Health Takes a Comprehensive Approach to Combating Workplace Violence Workforce Development, Quality & Patient Safety
Personalizing Worker Wellness Plans Palmetto Health added work unit wellness approaches to its system-wide initiatives Workforce Development