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

  • Review: Leaders devote little time to health quality

    An analysis revealed most medical group board members spent less than 25% of their time on health quality and patient safety initiatives. The findings in BMJ Open also linked increased time allotment to better performance. BeckersHospitalReview.com (9/22)

  • Health care groups to study CPOE wrong-patient errors

    A $300,000 grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality will help Montefiore Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Yeshiva University's Albert Einstein College of Medicine conduct research on the risk of wrong-patient errors with computerized provider order entry. The study is intended to help identify the best formats for their CPOE platforms. Healthcare Informatics online (9/22)

  • Anthem BCBS of N.H. sees successes with PCMH model

    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Hampshire's patient-centered medical home pilot project reduced hospital readmissions and avoidable emergency department visits and improved diabetes metrics, Anthem officials said at a recent conference. Participants expressed confidence that the model can reduce costs and improve outcomes, but panelists emphasized the need for efforts to help patients better understand the financial side of their health care. Concord Monitor (N.H.) (9/18)

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