Hospital to Home

The Hospital to Home (H2H) Initiative is a resource for hospitals and cardiovascular care providers committed to improving transitions from hospital to "home" and reduce their risk of federal penalties associated with high readmission rates.

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Projects

Self-contained improvement projects that include a goal statement, success metrics, a tool kit, an assessment, and 3 webinars (evidence, tools, lessons learned) that provide participants with recommended strategies and tools to achieve small, attainable goals in their organization.

  • See You in 7

    The goal of the H2H SY7 Challenge is for all patients discharged with a diagnosis of HF/AMI to have a follow-up appointment scheduled/cardiac rehab referral made within 7 days of hospital discharge.

  • Mind Your Meds

    The goal of the H2H MM Challenge is for clinicians and patients discharged with a diagnosis of HF/MI to work together and ensure optimal medication management.

  • Signs and Symptoms

    The goal of the H2H S&S Challenge is to activate patients to recognize early warning signs and have a plan to address them.

Getting Started

Kick-start H2H at your hospital by utilizing the ”Getting Started Checklist.”

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Collaborate

Interact with others on a listserv who share best practices and lessons learned.

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News And Research

  • EHR alerts may spur dissatisfaction, quitting intentions

    A study in the American Journal of Managed Care showed Veterans Affairs physicians who were less receptive of electronic health record alerts were more likely to express dissatisfaction with their practice and leave their facilities. "Understanding the interrelationships among user acceptance of technological tools intended to help providers, factors that will impact this acceptance and provider outcomes can help the design and implementation of HIT tools with which providers will want to work," researchers said. BeckersHospitalReview.com (11/19)

  • AHRQ outlines approaches for measuring primary care treatments

    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released a tool designed to help measure the effects of primary care interventions. "Effective evaluation can help determine the best ways to improve primary care health and cost outcomes as well as patient, clinician and staff experiences," the AHRQ said. Clinical Innovation + Technology online (11/19)

  • Experts debate whether U.S. faces physician shortage

    The Association of American Medical Colleges contends the U.S. faces a physician shortage over the next decade, but an Institute of Medicine report did not find evidence to back such claims. Family physician Andrew Bazemore, who is with the American Academy of Family Physicians' Robert Graham Center, said there is a mismatch between the types of physicians being trained and those the country needs. He said that where physicians train is linked to where they practice, which leads to an oversupply of doctors in Northeast urban areas. Kaiser Health News (11/24)

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