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

  • Survey: Surgeons follow adverse event disclosure recommendations

    A survey of 60 surgeons working at Veterans Affairs medical centers found most followed five of eight disclosure practices recommended for adverse surgical events and 55% apologized or discussed whether the error could have been prevented. Dr. Albert Wu of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health commented that the study, published in JAMA Surgery, indicates positive changes in attitudes about disclosure of medical errors. CBS News (7/20) Learn More

  • VA on par with other health care systems, study shows

    The US Veterans Affairs health system performs less favorably on quality measures such as surgical complications and access to services, but a new report finds the system is generally otherwise comparable to other health care systems. The RAND Corp. review, published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, analyzed 69 studies over a 10-year period ending in 2015, and it found that in terms of safety, the VA has comparable or better performance in 22 of 34 studies despite having a more complex patient population. United Press International (7/18) Learn More

  • Costs, LOS, ICU use vary for asthma care in pediatric hospitals

    Data from 37 nonprofit children's hospitals in the US indicated costs for treating asthma patients varied by up to 87%, researchers reported in JAMA Pediatrics. Researchers said when they compared the lower eighth of hospitals to the upper eighth, length of stay varied by 47% and ICU usage was 254% higher. HealthLeaders Media (7/19) Learn More

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