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

  • No change in spending on CV procedures, imaging under ACO pilot

    Incentives offered as part of a pilot accountable care organization did not reduce spending on discretionary coronary or carotid procedures and imaging, according to a study published in Circulation. The authors speculate that accountable care has been optimized with primary care as the focus, and models must be tailored to specialty care if they are to deliver on the promise of reduced spending and quality improvements in such settings. CardiovascularBusiness.com (10/21)

  • U.S. lags behind other rich nations in terms of health care access

    A 2013 survey by the Commonwealth Fund revealed the U.S. ranked last in terms of health care access compared with 10 other industrialized nations. The U.S. also showed the poorest performance in addressing patient needs outside regular business hours, the poll found. The findings were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. HealthDay News (10/22)

  • Study: Palliative care, oncology partnership may improve outcomes

    Hospital co-rounding by palliative care specialists and oncologists was linked to reduced lengths of stay and readmissions, increases in hospice referrals, and fewer ICU transfers, according to a study to be presented at the Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium. Dr. Richard Riedel of Duke University said the partnership model helped reduce misconceptions about the role of palliative care. Healio (free registration) (10/22)

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