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

  • HIT experts tout role of interoperability in health care delivery, reform

    Interoperability that supports the exchange of information will help the health care industry improve care delivery and advance reform, according to a discussion paper released by the National Academy of Medicine. Jonathan Perlin, chief medical officer at HCA, also stressed the importance of sharing cyberthreat information and encouraging the use of accepted standards for encryption and identity management. Health Data Management (9/27) Learn More

  • Hospitals prepare patients for successful surgeries

    More hospitals are considering risks and comorbidities before patients undergo elective surgery to help prevent complications and readmissions and to lower costs. Some are using "pre-habilitation" programs to address mental health issues, nutritional deficiencies, sleep problems and chronic conditions that could interfere with surgery or recovery. The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (9/26) Learn More

  • Project helps prevent 34,000 harms, saves $288 million

    A one-year project to reduce harm in 11 key areas resulted in the prevention of 34,000 harms across 1,500 hospitals and led to cost savings of $288 million. Data from the American Hospital Association/Health Research & Educational Trust Hospital Engagement Network 2.0 showed the project reduced post-operative venous thromboembolism by 34%, early elective deliveries by 44% and surgical site infections by 21%. Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine (9/27) Learn More

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