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.

Register for the upcoming H2H Signs and Symptoms Tools and Strategies Webinar on September 11.

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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

  • AHRQ releases guide to help improve Medicaid care

    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released a resource designed to support efforts to cut readmissions under Medicaid. The guide is designed to assist acute-care providers in complying with CMS standards and establishing partnerships. BeckersASC.com (8/22)

  • CMS postpones data collection for sepsis quality measure

    The CMS has announced that data collection has been suspended for the sepsis quality measure included in its inpatient prospective payment system final rule for fiscal year 2015. The measure should not be implemented yet because a committee of the National Quality Forum has called for it to be revised, the American Hospital Association has said. AHA News Now (8/22)

  • Timing of admission linked to differences in pediatric leukemia care

    Admission on weekends was associated with greater risk of respiratory failure, longer hospital stays and longer waiting times for chemotherapy among pediatric patients with recently diagnosed leukemia, according to a study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. The study, which compared weekend and weekday admission for the patients, did not detect a difference in mortality risk. HealthDay News (8/25)

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