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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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.”

Get Started


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

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News And Research

  • Hospital-acquired conditions more common in patients admitted over weekend, study finds

    Patients who are hospitalized during the weekend have a more than 20% higher chance of experiencing a hospital-acquired condition, such as a fall or pressure sores. Preventable complications occur in 5.7% of patients admitted on weekends and 3.7% who enter the hospital on a weekday, when overall hospital admissions are higher, according to the study in The BMJ. Researchers looked at data gathered between 2002 and 2010 from over 350 million hospital admissions. Reuters (4/21)

  • Study looks at MRSA incidence, infection controls

    A 20-year retrospective study of 540,669 blood samples found that strict implementation of infection protocols was associated with control of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections. The precautions included single rooms for patients with MRSA infections or colonies, routine decolonization of all carriers, and molecular typing of all strains. The findings were reported in the journal Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. (4/21)

  • Access to ACOs is expanding in U.S.

    An Oliver Wyman report found that almost 70% of Americans reside in an area with accountable care organization services. The number of ACOs in the U.S. reached 585 in January. The percentage of Medicare beneficiaries served by ACOs has increased from 10% last year to 11% this year. (4/22)

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