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Health Care Coalition Continues to Expand and Focus on Improving Transitions of Care

Posted on 9/18/2008 by NTOCC ® in Press Releases

Washington, DC – The National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTOCC) today recognized the tremendous strides coalition members have made in helping healthcare professionals and organizations address problems inherent in transitioning patients from one level of care to another. In addition, the coalition identified critical work it needs to undertake to help healthcare organizations implement improved transitional processes and develop standards for best practices.

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Charlotte, NC – National Transitions of Care Coalition Conducted Information Exchange on the Issue of Transitions of Care

Posted on 8/14/2008 by NTOCC ® in Press Releases

Charlotte, NC — The National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTOCC) conducted an Information Exchange to bring together healthcare professionals, consumers, policy makers, and media to learn more about the issue of Transitions of Care. The breakfast meeting took place at the Charlotte Renaissance Hotel in Charlotte, NC on August 14, 2008.

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Health Care Coalition Approves Tools to Improve Patient Safety During Transitions of Care

Posted on 4/17/2008 by NTOCC ® in Press Releases

Little Rock, Ark. (April 24, 2008) — The National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTOCC) Advisory Task Force has authorized the release of recently developed tools for helping healthcare professionals and organizations address problems inherent in transitioning patients from one level of care to another. The tools represent the culmination of several months of collaboration between 29 industry stakeholders who joined together in 2006 to address challenges associated with transitions of care. In addition, NTOCC is also releasing accompanying information on how to implement and measure the tools, as well as material designed to raise industry, policy maker, media, and the general public's awareness of transitions of care. The material will be made available on NTOCC's website (www.ntocc.org/) at the end of April. NTOCC is chaired and coordinated by the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) in partnership with sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC.

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National Coalition Identifies Tools They Will Pilot to Determine Effectiveness in Improving Transitions of Care

Posted on 10/11/2007 by NTOCC ® in Press Releases

Little Rock, AR — The National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTOCC) Advisory Board Task Force met recently at Uncasville, Conn. At an October 5th meeting, the NTOCC Advisory Board reviewed an initial set of tools and resources created by Coalition working groups that will help healthcare professionals, organizations, and patients address problems inherent in transitioning patients from one level of care to another. NTOCC plans to pilot these tools over the next few months with an eventual goal of making these tools available to all healthcare industry participants by early 2008. NTOCC is being led by the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) with support from sanofi-aventis US LLC.

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sanofi-aventis US Chairman Tim Rothwell Addresses CMSA's Collaborative Practice Summit

Posted on 10/9/2007 by NTOCC ® in Press Releases

Little Rock, AR — Tim Rothwell, Chairman, Group Pharmaceutical Activities, sanofi-aventis, U.S., delivered an address at the Collaborative Practice Summit (CPS) hosted by the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) and held October 3–5 in Uncasville, Conn. CPS brought together a focused group of more than 125 healthcare professionals to discuss leading-edge collaboration models that explored benchmarks for measurement. Rothwell shared personal experiences regarding transitions-of-care issues with CPS attendees and discussed sanofi-aventis' commitment to be part of the solution for improving collaboration among all healthcare stakeholders.

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National Transitions of Care Coalition Continues to Build Support

Posted on 3/29/2007 by NTOCC ® in Press Releases

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTOCC), founded just six months ago to solve transitional care issues, continues to build support within the health care industry and continues to draw great interest from consumer groups. Originally started by 13 national leading health care industry organizations, NTOCC has expanded to include 23 groups representing participants from throughout the health care spectrum. The group has been active over the last several months assessing the various options to improve transitional care and remains committed to working together rather than in industry and practice silos to make significant changes and recommendations.

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Thirteen Leading Organizations Meet to Address Senior Healthcare Issues

Posted on 11/15/2006 by NTOCC ® in Press Releases

Little Rock, AR ̶ Representatives from 13 leading U.S. organizations and companies met as a newly formed coalition to address: the barriers and gaps that occur when patients, especially older adults, leave one healthcare setting and move to another. This is becoming an increasingly serious U.S. healthcare issue.

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Coalition Founded to Address Crisis of Fragmented Senior Health Care

Posted on 10/3/2006 by NTOCC ® in Press Releases

Bridgewater, New Jersey – The Case Management Society of America (CMSA) and sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC today announced the establishment of the National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTOCC) to improve the quality of care between health care settings particularly for seniors. This joint project will address a serious U.S. health care issue: filling the gaps that occur when patients leave one care setting and move to another care setting. Transitions include patients moving from primary care to specialty physicians; moving or transferring patients from the emergency department to intensive care or surgery; or when patients are discharged from the hospital to home, assisted living arrangement or skilled nursing facilities.

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