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

  • Healthgrades lists top US hospitals for 2017

    Healthgrades released its list of America's 50 and 100 Best Hospitals for 2017 this week, based on Medicare inpatient data on the 32 most common conditions and procedures. Patients at the top 100 hospitals had, on average, a 27.1% lower risk of dying, compared with patients in hospitals that did not make the list. (2/21) Learn More

  • ACOs likely to survive ACA repeal, observers say

    KentuckyOne Health Partners, an accountable care organization, has reduced 30-day hospital readmissions by half and raised quality scores since its inception, as well as saving $18 million last year on Medicare. Many ACO patients are unaware of the Affordable Care Act's role in advancing the model, and industry observers say the organizations will survive regardless of whether the law is repealed. WFPL-FM (Louisville, Ky.) (2/21) Learn More

  • Hospitals unveil telemedicine program for neonatal care

    A telemedicine program focused on neonatal care will allow physicians and patients at HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital Breese in Illinois to communicate with neonatalogists at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center in St. Louis using audio and video technology. Remote, real-time evaluations and consultations will be provided to neonatal patients through the program. (2/21) Learn More

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