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

  • Reduced pediatric SSIs tied to adoption of prevention bundle

    Network hospitals saw a 21% reduction in the rate of pediatric surgical site infections, from a mean baseline rate of 2.5 SSIs to a mean of 1.8 SSIs per 100 procedures, following the adoption of a recommended bundle of prevention behaviors, researchers reported in Pediatrics. The prevention bundle included antibiotic delivery, preoperative bathing and intraoperative skin antisepsis. (10/5)

  • ICD-10 transition begins smoothly, but real test awaits

    The ICD-10 transition largely went well last week due to efforts spent preparing for the new codes, but claims rejections could still cause problems, said hospital executives, IT experts and health care consultants. "The real test will be claims flow as we near the end of the month," said Russ Branzell, president and CEO of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. CMS Deputy Administrator Sean Cavanaugh said the agency won't immediately know how the transition is going, but he said the CMS had exhaustively tested its claims processing and would be able to accept properly coded claims. Modern Healthcare (tiered subscription model) (10/2)

  • Study: Flu shots may reduce hospital admissions for pneumonia

    An estimated 57% of hospital admissions for influenza pneumonia may be prevented if patients get vaccinated against the flu, researchers reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Dr. Marc Siegel at NYU Langone Medical Center said that pneumonia is a leading cause of hospitalization and death and that the flu enables pneumonia and other diseases and illnesses. HealthDay News (10/5)

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