Today, The National Transitions of Care Coalition is a 501(c)(4) organization dedicated to addressing the serious issues and concerns related to transitions of care. NTOCC strives to meet its mission: “to raise awareness about transitions of care among healthcare professionals, government leaders, patients and caregivers to increase the quality of care, reduce medication errors and enhance clinical outcomes” with the support of its national governing board, advisors and partners’ council.
NTOCC is an independent entity and works to develop, implement and evaluate innovative, fair-balanced and high quality learning resources for all healthcare professionals and consumers of healthcare services. In 2013 a related 501(c)(3) educational entity was established The National Transitions of Care Foundation, which supports the technical analysis, educational work and consultative efforts that NTOCC provides to the healthcare industry.
NTOCC was founded in 2006 by the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) and Sanofi U.S. to define solutions by addressing the gaps that impact safety and quality of care for transitioning patients. The original work of NTOCC was carried out by the Advisory Task Force – an invited group of leading organizations who coalesced around this issue and discussed ways to create and implement solutions that benefit patients. In 2008, a new NTOCC group called Associate Members was introduced, encompassing organizations wanting to support this important work and which were positioned to advance transitional care awareness and solutions. At the same time, individuals who wanted to stay abreast of NTOCC initiatives and tools began joining as individual subscribers.
Since its founding, NTOCC has created a variety of white papers and statements defining transition issues; tools to help health care professionals, patients and caregivers establish safer transitions; and resources for practitioners and policy makers to improve transitions throughout the health care system. Most of these resources are available free of charge and have been accessed extensively within the United States and globally.
The NTOCC Board of Directors is proud to work with over 30 industry-leading professional associations, medical specialty societies, standards bodies, regulators and government organizations, which make up the Advisors Council to guide and develop NTOCC tools and resources. In addition, over 450 organizations participate as Associate Members that review, test, critique and implement NTOCC produced tools and material. Another 3,200 individual professionals, enrolled as subscribers, receive news and material from NTOCC on transitions of care improvement. All of this work is made possible by the funding support and advice of the Partners Council, a group of invited innovative companies seeking to make substantial change in health care delivery creating better patient outcomes with the highest possible safety standards at lower costs.