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

  • Hospitals use geriatric EDs to improve care for elderly patients

    More US hospitals are creating geriatric emergency departments that are less chaotic than regular EDs to reduce stress on elderly patients and help ensure they get prompt and appropriate care. Medical experts said geriatric EDs may be able to reduce health care costs by more carefully assessing which patients need to be admitted to the hospital. CNN (6/27) Learn More

  • Quality measures too narrowly focused for palliative care, physician says

    Quality measures at hospices, hospitals and elder care facilities are too narrowly focused to promote good palliative care, Dr. Atul Gawande told the Senate Special Committee on Aging. Measures on fall prevention and pressure ulcers are needed, Gawande said, but miss the bigger picture, and no measures look at how care supports patient well-being. McKnight's Long-Term Care News (6/23) Learn More

  • Study: Hospital programs to reduce catheter use are effective

    Hospitals without catheter reduction programs had higher rates of catheter use overall and for potentially inappropriate indications, compared with hospitals that had catheter reduction programs, according to a study in the Journal of Hospital Medicine. Researchers found that hospitals with a formal program had fewer catheter days per 100 patient-days, compared with facilities lacking formal intervention. (6/27) Learn More

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