About the H2H National Quality Improvement Initiative
The H2H national quality improvement initiative is an effort to reduce cardiovascular-related hospital readmissions and improve the transition from inpatient to outpatient status for individuals hospitalized with cardiovascular disease. H2H aims to create a rapid learning community where people can share their knowledge and best practices.
Goal: To reduce all-cause readmission rates among patients discharged with heart failure or acute myocardial infarction by 20%.
Areas for Improvement: Rather than imposing and advocating specific strategies, the H2H project provides a central clearinghouse of information and tools, building on what others are doing and have done to improve care transitions and reduce readmissions. H2H focuses on 3 evidence-based areas for improvement:
1. Early Follow-Up
Does the patient have a follow-up visit scheduled or cardiac rehabilitation referral within 1 week of hospital discharge?
2. Post-discharge Medication Management
Are the caregiver and patient teams working together to ensure optimal medication management?
3. Signs and Symptoms
Is the patient self-activated to recognize and appropriately act on warnings signs and symptoms?
To view the H2H brochure, click here.
To view the H2H FAQ, click here.