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.”

Get Started


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

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News And Research

  • Joint Commission's sentinel events report shows few changes

    The Joint Commission's list of the 10 most common sentinel events for 2016 is similar to the 2015 list, but the group reviewed slightly fewer events: 824, down from 936 in 2015. Dialysis-related events and perinatal death/injury came off the list, replaced by medication errors and criminal events, with unintended retention of a foreign body as the most-recorded event. (3/15) Learn More

  • Report finds ambiguous guidelines for cancer survivor care

    There were ambiguous recommendations in 83% of North American and European guidelines targeted at caring for survivors of nine common cancers, researchers found. The study in JAMA Internal Medicine showed 90% of guidelines called for physical examinations and medical history, 83% recommended imaging, 63% called for endoscopic procedures and 56% included tests for disease biomarkers. Reuters (3/20) Learn More

  • Interventions may reduce nursing home hospitalizations

    A study that included 143 nursing homes in seven states found using evidence-based clinical and educational interventions could reduce unnecessary resident hospitalizations and Medicare costs. Greater staff engagement and better outcomes were seen with models that included registered nurses or nurse practitioners who provided consistent clinical care compared with models providing only education or intermittent clinical care, researchers wrote in Health Affairs. Physician's Briefing/HealthDay News (3/20) Learn More

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