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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.

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.


News And Research

  • Hospitals see record numbers of COVID-19 patients

    Hospitals in Appalachia, the Upper Midwest, Mountain West and Southwest and are dealing with record numbers of COVID-19 cases, and a Utah plan details the possibility of prioritizing younger patients over older ones when determining who gets admission to the ICU. "The data is just going up on hospitalizations, and we are going to run into trouble -- it looks like almost inevitably," said Ross McKinney of the Association of American Medical Colleges. The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (10/26) Learn More


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