Policy Makers

Poor transitions, especially with vulnerable seniors, represent not only a threat to patient safety and decrease consumer confidence in the healthcare system but also waste scarce resources. NTOCC wants policy makers to better understand the significant challenges the healthcare system faces in transitional care. We have banded together to solve this industry problem and want to provide information to decrease break downs in communication and ineffective transitions from one setting to another.

NTOCC seeks to advance patient safety and improve care delivery by creating resources policy makers can use to help them raise awareness of this significant problem and guide them as they shape legislation and policies.

Official NTOCC Comment Letters & Responses

The documents linked below are the official comment letters and responses of the National Transitions of Care Coalition.

Available Tools & Resources

NTOCC wants policy makers to have information about Transitions of Care and the impact poor transitions have on patients. You can also see some of the tools NTOCC has developed through a consensus and collaboration process involving a variety of industry stakeholders.

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Policy Paper

This detailed concept paper outlines steps to be considered by the health care industry and policy makers to improve transition performance.

Policy Considerations

Learn which policy considerations NTOCC believes are important to better transitions of care.

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.

Issue Briefs: Improving Transitions of Care

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

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.

Executive Slide Deck

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