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.


Start now with an ACC (CardioSource) login, or register for access today.



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

  • Ohio hospital improves hand-washing compliance, reduces HAIs

    MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland focused on isolating patients and improving hand hygiene to reduce rates of central line-associated bloodstream infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, surgical site infections and overall hospital-acquired infections. The hospital hired hand-washing monitors and hand-washing compliance rates increased to more than 97%. The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) (8/28)

  • Investigation finds no connection between VA care delays, deaths

    An investigation by the Department of Veterans Affairs' inspector general found no causal relationship between long wait times for care at the Phoenix VA medical center and 40 veterans' deaths, although Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson said the finding does not excuse the poor service. "It's still patently clear that the fundamental issue here is that veterans were waiting too long for care, and there was misbehavior masking how long veterans were waiting for care," Gibson said. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (8/26)

  • Return to ED common for heart failure patients

    A study in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes found that many patients suffering from acute heart failure visit emergency departments repeatedly, suggesting the need for better outpatient management of heart failure symptoms. Of 113,000 adults with heart failure who visited emergency departments in Florida and California in 2010, 30% made at least one return emergency visit within a year. HealthDay News (8/25)

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