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

  • Poor communication during patient handoff raises safety concerns

    Twenty-nine percent of 126 admitting and emergency medical physicians reported adverse events associated with patient handoffs, most often because of poor communication, according to a survey that appeared in the Journal of Hospital Medicine. More than three-quarters of physicians said sequential handoffs were harmful to patient care and safety. Researchers called for collaboration on improving communication among clinical teams. PhysiciansBriefing.com (7/30)

  • Transport delays remain a challenge in stroke care, study says

    The time it took to transfer stroke patients from a hospital that was not equipped to handle their care to a major stroke center ranged from 46 to 133 minutes, which is longer than the driving time between the facilities, researchers told the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery's annual meeting. Researchers said increased public awareness, better emergency dispatching policies and improvements in hospital stroke units have reduced the time to treatment for stroke patients, but transport delays are still common. HealthDay News (7/31)

  • FDA presents draft guidelines for quality metrics

    The FDA's new Office of Pharmaceutical Quality has released draft guidance for monitoring drug quality over a medication's life cycle. The office is seeking input on the Request for Quality Metrics through Sept. 28. The intent, says the FDA, is "to try to mitigate quality problems before they lead to a recall or the need for an enforcement action." Modern Healthcare (tiered subscription model) (7/30)

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