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

  • Joint Commission launches cardiac certification program

    The Joint Commission launched a "Comprehensive Cardiac Center Advanced Certification" program that encompasses consensus-based standards, evidence-based guidelines, and performance measurements and improvement. Centers will be required to offer a set list of services, including prevention of in-hospital cardiac arrest, cardiac rehabilitation, cardiovascular risk factor identification and cardiac disease prevention. HealthLeaders Media (1/18) Learn More

  • AHA cites importance of CQMs to improving health care

    The Measure Applications Partnership, an HHS advisory partnership and a subgroup under the National Quality Forum, must focus on more streamlined clinical quality measures to improve patient care and quality outcomes and reduce provider workload, according to a letter sent to MAP co-chairs Charles Kahn and Harold Pincus by the American Hospital Association. The group cites the lack of EHR interoperability as a barrier for eCQMs collection and "urges restraint in adding or converting measures into eCQMs." EHR Intelligence (1/17) Learn More

  • Study analyzes 3 CVD prevention interventions

    A report in the Annals of Family Medicine found the health and economic impact of three interventions to prevent cardiovascular disease varied based on demographics and clinical objectives. Hypertension screening had the highest health impact, followed by cholesterol screening, while aspirin counseling was found to be cost-saving. Physician's Briefing/HealthDay News (1/17) Learn More

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