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

  • Researchers examine rates of harm in hospitalized children

    Two hundred and forty pediatric patient harms were identified in 600 patient charts from six academic children's hospitals, with at least one harm recognized for 23.4% of patients, according to a study in Pediatrics. Researchers said 45% of the harms were potentially or definitely preventable. The most common pediatric patient harms were respiratory distress, pain, constipation, surgical complications, and intravenous catheter infiltrations or burns. (5/18)

  • ED protocol reduces admissions, LOS for AFib patients

    A collaborative, multidisciplinary program based on best practices helped a hospital emergency department reduce admissions of atrial fibrillation patients and length of stay for those who were admitted, Massachusetts General Hospital researchers told the Heart Rhythm Society's annual meeting. Senior investigator Dr. Moussa Mansour said there isn't a standardized protocol for ER treatment of atrial fibrillation patients, so many end up being admitted to the hospital. Medscape (free registration) (5/18)

  • Study: Urologic surgery may raise SICU readmission risk

    Study data presented at the American Urological Association's annual meeting showed patients who had elective major urologic surgery were twice as likely as other surgery patients to be readmitted to a surgical intensive care unit. Researchers said respiratory compromise was the main reason for readmission. Renal and Urology News (5/17)

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