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.”

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Interact with others on a listserv who share best practices and lessons learned.

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News And Research

  • Study: Patient risks do not increase when residents assist surgery

    The participation of medical residents during brain or spine surgery does not raise patients' risks for complication or death, researchers from Johns Hopkins Hospital reported in the Journal of Neurosurgery. The study included information on 16,000 brain and spine surgeries from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database. HealthDay News (7/6)

  • Kan. initiative seeks to help struggling hospitals survive

    A Kansas Hospital Association program to help financially struggling rural hospitals survive includes having some give up acute care and become a primary health center that stabilizes patients and then transfers them to bigger facilities. Edwards County Hospital CEO Bob Krickbaum said it is not going to be a hospital's first choice, but the time has come for small community hospitals to consider the option. Kansas Health Institute (6/26)

  • CDC: Cancer mortality rate declines, number of deaths increases

    A CDC report in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease shows a decrease in the overall cancer mortality risk for adults in the U.S. despite an increase in the actual number of cancer deaths due to an aging population. From 1975 to 2009, the number of cancer deaths went up 45.5% and 56% for white men and women, respectively, and 53% and 98% for black men and women, respectively. Experts attribute the decrease in cancer mortality rates to improvements in early detection and treatment. HealthDay News (7/2)

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