Medication reconcilliation is one of those no brainer items that every hospital implements. In fact, it’s a mandate that they do it. However, there’s a wide gap in how hospitals are approaching medication reconcilliation. This is a time when a mix of technology and human verification is at its best.
Dr First recently put out a whitepaper called “Top 5 Reasons Your Hospital is Ready to Graduate to Data-Driven Medication Reconciliation” which covers some of the reasons hospitals should look at automating more of the medication reconcilliation process. Here are their five reasons:
- Your providers lack confidence in your patient’s verbal med list or your current medication history feed
- You want to lower your readmissions rate
- You want to verify patient medication history in 10 minutes or less
- You want better visibility into patient compliance
- You want a better way to combat doctor shopping.
You can read the full whitepaper where they dive into each of these reasons and explain them in more detail.
We all know that medication reconcilliation is important and valuable. Getting the right balance of technology and human interaction is hard, but it’s where we need to go. The great part is that our sources for medication data are going to continue to improve as that data is more easily shared in real time.