Media and Public Relations

NTOCC provides tools and resources to patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals and policy makers who seek to address challenges in meeting the needs of patients transitioning between care settings. Patient care during transitions is often rushed, responsibility is fragmented among multiple providers and communication suffers across care settings. These failures lead to undue burdens on patients and their families and negatively impact patient safety, quality of care, outcomes and health care costs. The focus of NTOCC is to bring together thought leaders and healthcare experts from various settings to address this critical issue, define solutions and develop tools to address the gaps impacting patient care.

Tools and resources developed by NTOCC are made available to everyone in the healthcare industry including providers, payers, and patients. Information and resources are made available to policy makers and media members who seek a better understanding of the Transitions of Care challenge and how to address it effectively.

Available Tools & Resources

NTOCC wants to help media representatives with information on Transitions of Care challenges and the tools available to help improve transitions.

Join NTOCC as an individual subscriber or ask for your company to join as an Associate Member to be notified as new tools become available.

Informational Slide Deck

Download this presentation to learn more about how transitions of care impact care delivery and how NTOCC is working to improve transitions.

Informational Brochure

This brochure contains easy to understand information about transitions of care that can help you in sharing and discussing this critical health care issue.

Improving Transitions of Care with Health Information Technology

NTOCC believes that for Health Information Technology (HIT) to make a difference in transitions of care, the technology must address several critical steps. The components include standardized processes, good communication, required performance measures, established accountability, and strong care coordination. Without addressing each step, the promise of HIT’s affect on overall transition of care improvement will not be realized.

Because there is little guidance on how to use HIT in ways that specifically improve transitions of care, this paper builds upon NTOCC’s overall recommendations for improving transitions of care and the national agenda as it relates to HIT, and identifies problems and considerations as they relate to NTOCC’s overall goals.

Policy Paper

This detailed concept paper outlines steps to be considered by the healthcare industry and policy makers to improve transition performance. Studying this paper will help you better understand the problem of poor transitions of care and how policy makers, professionals and consumers can work together to improve transitions.

Issue Briefs: Improving Transitions of Care

This issue brief organizes the findings and considerations of the vision of the National Transitions of Care Coalition.

NTOCC Press Releases

Learn more about NTOCC and its commitment to improving care coordination and the quality of Transitions of Care.

   Review NTOCC's press release archives

NTOCC welcomes press inquiries and requests for interviews or commentary on issues related to Transitions of Care, care coordination, and health care quality.

For general inquiries or to schedule interviews, please contact:

Ms. Val Emmons
Phone: (870) 897-7716
Email:  VEmmons@ntocc.org