The NTOCC Measures Work Group (2008) examined multiple issues involved in measuring transitional care outcomes.
In the absence of these data, stroke units and neuroscience nurses should review current policies and procedures to ensure that each of the seven NTOCC intervention categories described earlier are addressed.
is chaired and coordinated by the Case Management Society of America in partnership with and financial support from sanofi-aventis, U.
Formed in 2006, the multidisciplinary NTOCC
Advisory Board includes the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA), American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), American Geriatrics Society (AGS), American Medical Directors Association (AMDA), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), American Society on Aging (ASA), American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP), AXA Assistance USA Inc.
identified a new working group focusing on how health information technology can best use NTOCC
tools to improve transitions of care.
In an effort to engage additional organizations seeking to support NTOCC
's work and increase their involvement with the Coalition, NTOCC
has also created an additional level of membership.
In addition, NTOCC
authorized the release of materials that will help the industry, consumers, government officials and regulators better understand the problems inherent in transitions of care and recommendations on how to create better transitions.
Policy Paper: The Task Force also reviewed a draft policy statement discussing the problems stemming from transitions of care and outlining recommendations that can be taken by the healthcare industry and policy makers to improve transitions and patient care across the continuum.
Sanofi-aventis' commitment to improving collaboration and transitions of care is well known and demonstrated by their work with CMSA and many other organizations participating within NTOCC
has grown it has generated significant public interest.
participants agreed that the only effective way to solve this critical problem is to have health care industry professionals, consumer groups, employers, payers, government, regulators, and accrediting organizations work together.
CMSA is honored to lead NTOCC
in coordinating our efforts as health care providers to successfully meet the needs of our senior population and ensure appropriate synchronization of services, enhanced medication adherence, improved patient self-management skills and better outcomes for our patients.