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

  • Analysis: Hospital ratings systems vary widely

    The four main hospital ratings systems vary widely in their scores and no hospital is ranked as a high performer by all of them, researchers wrote in Health Affairs. A Healthgrades officer said the systems measure different things, but researchers noted their complexity and lack of transparency likely cause confusion instead of helping patients select higher-quality care. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (3/2)

  • Aesthetics have little effect on patient satisfaction, study finds

    Although hospital design and other facility aesthetics contribute to patient satisfaction with facility features, there is no link to patient satisfaction overall or satisfaction with care, according to a report in the Journal of Hospital Medicine. Researchers recommend that facilities instead focus on improving personalization, raising the level of communication with patients and including family members whenever making care decisions. HealthDay News (2/27)

  • Hospitals adhere to recommended radiation doses for pediatric head CT scans

    Researchers surveyed 253 U.S. hospitals and found that 82% of them said that the radiation dosage they used for pediatric head CT scans was at or below the recommended limits set by the American College of Radiology. The study in the American Journal of Roentgenology showed that radiation doses were 18% lower in children's hospitals compared with general hospitals. HealthImaging.com (3/2)

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