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

  • Major teaching hospitals have lower mortality risk, data show

    A study published in JAMA found that Medicare patients at major teaching hospitals had lower 30-day mortality risks, compared with patients at nonteaching hospitals or minor teaching hospitals. "Because evaluating the value of medical care requires consideration of quality as well as cost, understanding whether teaching hospitals provide better care is critical," researchers wrote. Medscape (free registration) (5/23) Learn More

  • Capital BlueCross value-based models boost preventive care utilization

    Capital BlueCross subscribers in value-based care models were more likely than those in conventional fee-for-service models to be screened for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer, receive childhood immunizations and receive adolescent well-care visits, according to an analysis of claims from December 2015 to November 2016. Value-based care outscored fee-for-service on 19 of 25 quality measures, the insurer said. LancasterOnline (Pa.) (5/22) Learn More

  • Study: Fewer COPD patients die in hospital

    The number of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients who die in a hospital each year decreased by 62% from 2005 to 2014, partly due to better care, according to study data to be presented at the American Thoracic Society's annual meeting. The research found almost 8.6 million patients were hospitalized for COPD-related issues over the time span, but there was little change in volume year-to-year. HealthDay News (5/24) Learn More

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