Employing Healthcare Transition Planning Tools

  • Constance M. Wiemann
  • Albert C. Hergenroeder


This chapter describes steps taken to introduce and promote the use of an electronic medical record-based transition planning tool (TPT) at a large children’s hospital as a method to improve AYASHCN knowledge and skills to facilitate successful HCT. A description of the Texas Children’s Hospital TPT is presented first, followed by quality improvement methods used to promote its use, summary data on TPT use, and then four vignettes of clinics that piloted the process of implementing the TPT as part of a quality improvement study, before the TPT became available system-wide.


Transition readiness Chronic illness Adolescents and young adults Transition planning tool Medical record 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Constance M. Wiemann
    • 1
  • Albert C. Hergenroeder
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of Adolescent Medicine and Sports Medicine, Department of PediatricsBaylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s HospitalHoustonUSA

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