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

  • MassHealth launches accountable care pilot program

    Six health care systems are setting up accountable care organizations in Massachusetts' pilot program to coordinate care for Medicaid beneficiaries. Boston Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Partners HealthCare, Steward Health Care System, UMass Memorial Health Care and a new network of community health centers called Community Care Cooperative will participate in the shared-savings program. The Boston Globe (tiered subscription model) (11/29) Learn More

  • Report links nursing safety, surveillance to quality of care

    A Press Ganey report found hospitals with higher perceived nursing workplace safety had lower rates of registered nurse-related perceived missed care and higher CMS Overall Hospital Quality star rankings, compared with those that had lower rates of perceived safety. The report said hospitals with higher perceived nursing surveillance capacity had fewer hospital-acquired pressure ulcers, higher CMS quality rankings and a lower rate of perceived missed care than those with lower perceived nursing surveillance capacity. HealthLeaders Media (11/29) Learn More

  • Study: Early discharge does not increase readmissions

    Early discharge of patients with total joint replacement surgery did not increase readmission rates, researchers reported in Arthroplasty Today. Researchers said refining hospital discharge protocols could allow more patients to be discharged from the hospital after one day instead of two days. BeckersSpine.com (11/29) Learn More

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