Quality & Patient Safety

Title What Category
Advance Care Planning by Chaplains in Physician Practices AnMed Health’s Chaplaincy Program sends trained spiritual advisors into the primary care setting Quality & Patient Safety
Developing and Sustaining a Sepsis Protocol Abbeville Area Medical Center uses Lean A3 problem solving tool to improve sepsis treatment Quality & Patient Safety
Readmissions Huddles Self Regional, in collaboration with the Premier HIIN, uses A3 and LEAN to improve readmission huddles Population Health, Quality & Patient Safety
Newborn Screening Proper Sample Collection SCHA and DHEC team up to reduce the number of improper time-sensitive newborn screening samples that are submitted to DHEC labs Quality & Patient Safety
Timely Newborn Screening Testing A statewide effort to ensure all newborn screening tests are performed on a timely basis Quality & Patient Safety
Telehealth Increases Access to Specialty Consults AnMed Health and Greenwood Genetics Center use telehealth to provide a better experience for patients Quality & Patient Safety
Using Telehealth to Improve Care Transitions Beaufort Memorial's pilot program uses medical monitoring equipment to better track high-risk patients post-discharge Quality & Patient Safety
Phone Call Follow-ups and Home Visits to Reduce 30-Day Readmissions Self Regional's program commits staffing resources to following up with the patient several times post-discharge Quality & Patient Safety
Protocol for Bladder Management The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) sought to reform how it manages incidents of POUR by implementing a standardized approach to post-Foley bladder management protocol for joint replacement patients. Quality & Patient Safety
Patient & Family Advisory Councils Lead to High Reliability MUSC taps into the patient and family experience to pinpoint opportunities for improvement and harm avoidance. Quality & Patient Safety
Transitional Care Clinics to Reduce Readmissions Self Regional's Transitional Care Clinic was established to provide a short-term medical home for patients at a high risk for readmission Population Health, Quality & Patient Safety
CenteringPregnancy The Greenville Health System has forged a new approach to prenatal care across South Carolina Quality & Patient Safety
Brown Bag Medication Check-Ups Campaign The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence launched a campaign to encourage patients with chronic conditions to update their medication lists regularly. Population Health, Quality & Patient Safety
CAUTI Prevention Committee Trident Medical Center created a Prevention Committee to implement policy changes to reduce the occurrence of CAUTIs Quality & Patient Safety
Cardiac Arrest Registry A secure, web-based national data management system to help EMS agenices and hospitals generate data on cardiac care Population Health, Quality & Patient Safety
Pharmacy-Led Medication Reconciliation Beaufort Memorial Pharmacy initiated a new process with pharmacy staff doing the initial medication reconciliation rather than nurses or doctors Quality & Patient Safety