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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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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Interact with others on a listserv who share best practices and lessons learned.

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News And Research

  • Study compares readmissions, length of stay with dabigatran, warfarin

    An analysis of data from 1,938 patients in a nationwide hospital database found that 30-day readmission rates of atrial fibrillation patients were comparable whether they received dabigatran or warfarin. Length of stay was 13% lower in the dabigatran group compared with the warfarin group. The findings were reported in the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy. Pharmacy Times online (11/19)

  • Neonatal clinicians develop QI plan for antibiotic use

    Neonatal clinicians at the Vermont Oxford Network used key CDC protocols for hospital-based antibiotic stewardship in developing the quality improvement initiative iNICQ 2016: Choosing Antibiotics Wisely. The joint initiative between the VON and CDC will focus on increased monitoring of infections and antibiotic use, best practices for preventing infections, and improving communications. (11/19)

  • Secure text messaging system boosts patient satisfaction at N.J. health system

    The three-hospital Inspira Health Network in New Jersey has successfully improved the quietness in its facilities through the implementation of the Practice Unite platform that allows staff members to page doctors and request consults using secure text messages. Patient satisfaction has increased at the three hospitals since the system was deployed, with one hospital nearing 100%. Health Data Management (11/23)

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