White Space or Black Hole: What Can We Do To Improve Care Transitions?

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White Space or Black Hole: What Can We Do To Improve Care Transitions?

An emerging consortium of nine leading medical specialty societies – with the support of the ABIM Foundation, AHRQ, IHI, NCQA and others – has recently begun developing principles and initial standards to enhance care transitions. By defining ways to change medical culture, establishing agreed–upon practices, and eventually identifying related measures, this consortium – the Stepping Up to the Plate (SUTTP) Alliance – is focused on designing a system of coordination between sites of care with the goal of reducing errors, gaps in care and waste.

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