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

  • Quality-focused group releases antibiotics playbook for hospitals

    A working group brought together through the National Quality Forum's National Quality Partners released an Antibiotic Stewardship Playbook aimed at helping hospitals appropriately use antibiotics to reduce rates of drug-resistant infections and to prepare for upcoming Joint Commission standards. The playbook's core elements include leadership, accountability, drug expertise, action and tracking. HealthLeaders Media (5/26)

  • Center says surgical quality initiative saves lives, reduces costs

    Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center in Hartford, Conn., credited its participation in the Connecticut Surgical Quality Collaborative with saving some 150 patient lives, preventing more than 400 readmissions and reducing costs by $7.5 million. The center said the initiative also has reduced surgical-site infections by 20%. BeckersHospitalReview.com (5/26)

  • Hospitals evaluate endoscopy reprocessing quality after infections

    MedPage Today (free registration) (5/26)

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