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

  • Report: U.S. may need special centers for Ebola care

    The U.S. may need a regional system of specialized centers for treating Ebola patients staffed by clinicians trained to deal with unfamiliar pathogens, researchers from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences wrote in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The authors said there are challenges to providing high-containment care for Ebola patients in traditional health care settings. MedPage Today (free registration) (10/16)

  • Study evaluates medication errors among young children

    An average of 63,358 medication errors occurred each year between 2002 and 2012 among children younger than age 6, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. More than 25% of the errors involved children receiving the same medication twice, and the most common mistakes involved pain medications, followed by cough and cold medicines and allergy medicines. Reuters (10/20)

  • FDA launches drug quality office

    The FDA will open the Office of Pharmaceutical Quality on Jan. 1. in an effort to oversee drug quality throughout a product's lifetime. The new office will give drugmakers "a single drug quality assessment that captures the overall OPQ recommendation on approvability, and OPQ will provide feedback on quality deficiencies earlier in the review cycle," said Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Director Dr. Janet Woodcock, who will lead the new office on an interim basis. Regulatory Focus (10/16)

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