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.”

Get Started


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

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News And Research

  • Joint Commission: Patient falls are serious safety problem

    A Sentinel Event Alert from the Joint Commission said falls that cause injury are a "prevalent patient safety problem" and advised health care facilities to focus on the issue and implement effective prevention strategies. Falls that result in serious injury are among the top events reported to the Joint Commission's Sentinel Event database. Medscape (free registration) (9/30)

  • Claims data show gender disparities in MI care

    BlueCross/BlueShield claims data from 2014, including more than 43 million adults, showed women were 27% less likely than men to get angioplasty within 60 days of a myocardial infarction and 38% less likely to have coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Dr. Erica Spatz of Yale University commented physicians should watch for disparities in care but should not assume everyone with MI should be treated the same. Medscape (free registration) (9/30)

  • Guidelines issued for acute pulmonary embolism diagnostic tests

    The American College of Physicians has released guidelines regarding the use of two diagnostic tests for acute pulmonary embolism. The document in the Annals of Internal Medicine recommends D-dimer testing for patients who are at intermediate risk for pulmonary embolism based on preliminary assessments using established risk-stratification tools. Computed tomography scans are recommended for patients with preliminary assessments of high risk or those at intermediate risk with elevated D-dimer levels. 2 Minute Medicine (9/28)

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