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.”

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

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News And Research

  • NCQA releases health plan ratings for quality

    The National Committee for Quality Assurance has released its annual health plan ratings report for plans outside Affordable Care Act marketplaces, and commercial, Medicare and Medicaid plans were equally represented among those that received top scores. Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Maine and New Hampshire had the highest percentage of plans rated at 4.5 or 5. HealthLeaders Media (9/26) Learn More

  • Hospitals find QI program increases safe sleep behaviors

    A study done at six Ohio children's hospitals found implementing a safe sleep program for infants and their families improved safe sleep practices, researchers reported in Pediatrics. Data from the quality improvement project showed at 12 months, 58.2% of infants followed American Academy of Pediatrics safe sleep recommendations, compared with 32.6% of infants at the beginning of the program. Healio (free registration) (9/22) Learn More

  • Palliative consults can help nursing home residents

    Research in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found palliative care consults for nursing home patients led to less burdensome care, fewer hospital readmissions and better pain management without raising costs. The study included 46 nursing homes in North Carolina and Rhode Island, and researchers said palliative care consultations were more effective if they took place early, from 61 to 180 days before death. McKnight's Long-Term Care News online (9/21) Learn More

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