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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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

  • Phoenix ACO saves $5M, cuts care costs

    The Phoenix-based accountable care organization established through the partnership of Aetna and Banner Health Network helped the groups save around $5 million on Aetna Whole Health plans last year. The coordinated care program also successfully enhanced cancer screening rates and reduced the average care costs for members by 5%. Healthcare Dive (8/28)

  • Patients may not get professional translator services

    Patients and families may not always get needed help from professional interpreters and translators, according to safety experts, and some facilities and practitioners use nonprofessionals who may not know medical terminology. Failing to provide adequate professional translation services may put patient safety at risk. Modern Healthcare (subscription required) (8/30)

  • Tenn. hospital makes change to open ICU visitation

    Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga, Tenn., this year changed its adult ICU visitation policy to allow family to be with patients for 16 hours per day instead of 90 minutes, acknowledging the importance of having family support. Many hospitals remain wary of increasing visiting hours, but Erlanger staff has become comfortable with the policy and can ask families to leave the room if they feel it is necessary to provide care. Chattanooga Times Free Press (Tenn.) (9/1)

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