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.

Register for the upcoming H2H Signs and Symptoms Tools and Strategies Webinar on September 11.

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Start now with an ACC (CardioSource) login, or register for access today.

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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

  • Narrow networks reduce cost, quantity of medical care, study says

    Narrower health care practitioner networks reduce costs and the quantity of some services, such as emergency department and specialty visits, but do not lead to a shift toward lower-quality hospitals, two economists reported after studying data from the Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission. The study found narrow networks resulted in a higher number of primary care visits, suggesting a shift away from expensive health care services. HealthLeaders Media (9/16)

  • Antibiotic stewardship may reduce infection readmissions

    An antibiotic stewardship program was linked to a 4% readmission rate due to infection, compared with a 7.5% rate for a control arm of the study, Swedish researchers reported at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. The study showed the stewardship group also had a 27% reduction in overall antibiotic use. Medscape (free registration) (9/16)

  • IOM report says U.S. must improve end-of-life care

    The Institute of Medicine's "Dying in America" study said the U.S. should improve care provided to patients at the end of life, which could lead to lower health care costs. The IOM report called for physician training in advance care planning and for public health, consumer and religious organizations to encourage people to establish their preferences for end-of-life care. Reuters (9/17)

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