Welcome to the H2H National Quality Improvement Initiative
The Hospital to Home (H2H) initiative, led by the American College of Cardiology and theInstitute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), is a national quality improvement campaign to reduce cardiovascular-related hospital readmissions and improve the transition from inpatient to outpatient status for individuals hospitalized with cardiovascular disease.
Launched in 2009 with a focus on building awareness and the H2H Community, H2H is now “challenging” practitioners to better understand and tackle readmission problems by trying specific tools and improvement strategies through the H2H Challenge Projects. H2H is offers tool kits, webinars, and surveys to capture and share experiences with others.
Register and get the H2H "See You in 7" and "Mind Your Meds” Tool Kits today!
Head over to the "ACC InTouch Blog" to read more about lessons learned from the implementation of the Michigan See You In Seven Collaborative!
Make sure to check out "Survey of H2H Hospitals Shows Improvements and Inconsistencies of Readmission Reduction Strategies" to read how hospitals are implementing practices to reduce readmission.
Take a closer look at these six strategies for reducing readmission rates for heart failure patients.
Please read Dr. Harlan Krumholz’s article, "Post-Hospital Syndrome — An Acquired, Transient Condition of Generalized Risk" that was published in the April 2013 issue of "Today's Hospitalist "
Check out this presentation on CMS' Final Rules concerning new coding, billing and expectations about Transitional Care Management that was presented at the American College of Cardiology's Scientific Sessions.