Hospital to Home

Welcome to the new and improved Hospital to Home (H2H) initiative!

Now, all H2H information and tools will be found here on the Quality Improvement for Institutions website.

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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Start now with an ACC (CardioSource) login, or register for access today.

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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.”

Get Started

Collaborate

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

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News And Research

  • Heart attack care during off hours is improving, study suggests

    A study in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes found that patients with a heart attack who seek medical assistance at the hospital on weeknights, weekends or holidays continue to be less likely to survive compared with those who arrive during business hours. But off-hour treatment times and survival rates were better than in past studies, researchers said. Reuters (7/29)

  • Study: Neighborhood socioeconomics affect HF readmission risk

    Data analysis from the Telemonitoring to Improve Heart Failure Outcomes study showed patients living in lower socioeconomic areas were more likely to be readmitted to a hospital within six months than those living in higher socioeconomic neighborhoods. Researchers wrote in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes that the study suggests a significant part of outcomes can be linked to neighborhood socioeconomics rather than individual status. Healio (free registration) (7/29)

  • Experts develop best hand hygiene practices for hospitals

    A report in the journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology lists hand hygiene best practices that hospitals can use to prevent infections. Along with practical recommendations, the experts calls for creating a multidisciplinary team to develop a hand hygiene program, and monitoring progress and adherence. Healio (free registration) (7/30)

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