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

  • Survey: Health plans slow to measure post-acute care quality

    An Avalere Health survey found 31% of about 20 Medicare Advantage health plans had strategies to assess the quality of their post-acute provider network. Survey respondents cited unreliable quality data from providers as a challenge, and while all were working to reduce readmissions, many were just starting to look at how post-acute provider quality and accountability factor into those efforts. HealthLeaders Media (7/26) Learn More

  • Study: 10% of hospital stays for dementia patients may be avoidable

    Claims data show about 10% of patients with Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia had at least one preventable hospital stay in 2013, costing Medicare some $2.5 billion, researchers said at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference. The study suggested poor management of other chronic health problems, such as diabetes or heart disease, may be a reason for the hospitalizations. HealthDay News (7/25) Learn More

  • PICU noise often exceeds safe levels, study says

    Research published in the Journal of Critical Care found noise in hospital pediatric intensive care units often exceeded levels considered safe for patients, families and staff. The study found noise levels were higher during the day than at night and that families were more likely than nurses to consider monitor noise a source of noise pollution. Medscape (free registration) (7/25) Learn More

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