Mary VanHoomissen MBA, RN, who at the time was a clinical project manager at VMC, was enlisted as project manager (PM) for the as yet unidentified electronic solution and began working directly with the medication reconciliation
The challenge for hospitals is to implement applications in a way that creates an environment that yields voluntary physician adoption of CPOE, medication reconciliation
and physician documentation, while at the same time improves hospital operations and the quality of care.
For these patients, upon hospital discharge or following visits with specialists, medication reconciliation
Compliance with patient safety regulations and initiatives designed to reduce adverse events and errors also have been instrumental to AMEDD's achievements--and its approach to medication reconciliation
is no different.
How does Geisinger Health Plan handle medication reconciliation
in its care transitions?
This lack of information hampers effective comprehensive medication reviews, transitions-of-care medication reconciliation
and medication therapy management as tools for optimizing medication use on an ongoing basis by pharmacists who maintain relationships with patients who trust them.
As more HIE initiatives provide services such as ePrescribing, alerts to providers on drug interactions, clinical decision support, and medication reconciliation
, the quality of care for patients will improve," Covich Bordenick said.
This coordination of care can and will improve as community pharmacists are integrated into virtual care teams through the use of technology, allowing those pharmacists to perform critical services such as medication reconciliation
and transitions of care.
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Still, he adds that Ritzman is poised to participate in many of the changes and new initiatives involving other aspects of health care reform--including medication reconciliation
and supporting the so-called star ratings of Medicare part D providers through MTM programs.
The program supports the Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals around medication reconciliation
by covering best-practices and strategies for taking a medication history.
In addition, we are looking to partner with hospitals, health homes and accountable care organizations in our local markets where our pharmacists provide value and savings through transitional care and medication reconciliation
services," Hartwig says.