National Transitions of Care Coalition Adds Partners Council Member

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Global Transitional Care Joins NTOCC Partners Council in Collaboration on Transitions of Care Solutions

National Transitions of Care Coalition

The National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTOCC), an organization dedicated to improving patient transitions throughout the healthcare system, is proud to announce the addition of a new member to its Partners Council. Global Transitional Care is a healthcare service company that provides short-term care services to patients transitioning from hospital, or in-patient care facility, to home.

“NTOCC is thrilled to welcome Global Transitional Care as the newest member of our rapidly growing industry Partners Council,” said NTOCC Executive Director, Cheri Lattimer. “GTC’s dedicated focus on innovative services that specifically improve transitional care from the hospital/inpatient facility to home, and help ensuring seamless post-discharge care for patients/caregivers and the entire healthcare team, provides a natural alignment with NTOCC’s overarching mission of improving patient transitions and outcomes. The GTC leadership team also brings a diversity of experience from across the healthcare industry, and a critical understanding of the importance of continuity of care at one of the most problematic transition points in a patient’s journey through the health care delivery system.”

“NTOCC is very excited to partner with Global Transitional Care as we continue to expand the reach and dimension of our valued industry partners team, which supports the NTOCC mission in so many ways – including thought leadership and the creation and delivery of innovative tools, resources, and information that assist the entire NTOCC community in improving transitions of care for patients, caregivers, and health care providers of all kinds,” Lattimer added.

The Partners Council is a select group of industry partners representing various segments of health care and support industries, and brings together unique experiences, skill sets, products and solutions that allow NTOCC to further the mission of advancing solutions to challenges involving transitions of care. The Partners Council considers companies in the pharmaceutical, acute care delivery, managed care, retail pharmacy, medical device manufacturing, health care service and information technology sectors for membership.

“GTC is excited at the opportunity to partner with NTOCC,” said Hisham El-Bayar, President & CMO of Global Transitional Care. “NTOCC plays a crucial role in bringing like-minded organizations together to drive innovation through collaboration in this important area of healthcare delivery,” said a GTC representative. “In line with NTOCC’S vision, GTC was founded with the goal of bringing quality of care to the next level, while at the same time providing cost benefit and efficiencies to healthcare institutions and providers. GTC is looking forward to being a member of the NTOCC partner’s council and playing a part in setting the standard of care for Transitions of Care Management.”

Companies that are invited to join the Partners Council enjoy various avenues for collaboration and dialogue within the NTOCC community, the ability to work directly with industry peers in crafting strategies and solutions to improve patient transitions, and enhanced opportunities to partner directly with NTOCC in exploring TOC solutions. For additional information, visit http://www.ntocc.org/ContactUs.aspx.

About the National Transition of Care Coalition

The National Transitions of Care Coalition is a 501(c)(4) dedicated to addressing a serious U.S. healthcare issue: filling the gaps that occur when patients leave one care setting and move to another care setting. These 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 arrangements, or skilled nursing facilities. Working in conjunction with 450 Associate Member organizations and over 4,000 individual professional subscribers, NTOCC has developed tools and resources made available to everyone in the healthcare industry including providers, payors, patients and consumers. For more information, visit http://www.NTOCC.org and follow the Coalition on Twitter @NTOCC.

About Global Transitional Care

Global Transitional Care (GTC) is the first third-party organization dedicated to providing complete transitional care services. Our mission is to enhance quality care services and resources for each individual patient. Through a Transitional Care Nurse (TCN), patients and their families will have access to a healthcare provider that is familiar to them and their case, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. GTC’s goal in transitional care is to give the newly discharged patient and their healthcare team continuity of medical and post discharge care, further reducing adverse events, unnecessary return visits to the hospital or emergency room, and the knowledge to personally manage their own health condition. For more information, visit http://www.globaltransitionalcare.com/

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