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.


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



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

  • Lawmakers at odds over plans for ACA replacement, Medicaid

    House Republicans say their outline for replacing the Affordable Care Act would mean "more choices, lower costs and greater control" over care, while Democrats say it's inadequate. The framework includes giving states a fixed sum per Medicaid beneficiary, doing away with the individual mandate and using tax credits as an incentive for purchasing coverage, and allowing states to create high-risk pools for those with pre-existing conditions. CBS News (2/20) Learn More

  • Surgeons' attitude linked with complication rate, study finds

    Patients whose surgeons had a high complaint rate regarding their attitude or personality had 13.9% more post-surgery complications than patients whose surgeons were viewed as more respectful, according to a study published in JAMA Surgery. Complications included surgical-site infections, pneumonia, sepsis and other adverse events, and the study's authors suggest that patient safety and malpractice prevention efforts "focus on surgeons' ability to communicate respectfully and effectively with patients and other medical professionals." Physician's Briefing/HealthDay News (2/16) Learn More

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