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

  • CMS launches Medicare Advantage demo project

    Medicare Advantage plans in Arizona, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Tennessee will be invited to participate in a five-year, value-based design pilot project beginning in 2017. Health and drug plans will waive or reduce out-of-pocket costs for some services and prescription drugs for patients with chronic health conditions based on the premise that doing so will improve care and reduce overall spending. Modern Healthcare (tiered subscription model) (9/1)

  • More Americans are getting needed medical care, survey finds

    About 4.4% of respondents to the National Health Interview Survey said they had forgone medical care because of cost sometime in the first quarter of this year, compared with 7% in 2009 and 2010, the CDC reports. The decline coincides with expanded access to health insurance under the Affordable Care Act and increasing employment. The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (9/1)

  • GAO: More errors, fewer investigations at VA hospitals

    The number of investigations into adverse events at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics fell 18% from fiscal 2010 to fiscal 2014, but the number of medical errors grew 7% over the same period, according to a Government Accountability Office investigation. The GAO auditors could not say whether the drop in investigations was because fewer errors are being reported or because they are not serious enough to be investigated. The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (8/31)

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