The Joint Commission made medication reconciliation a National Patient Safety Goal in 2005, so why is it still such a challenge? And what happens when hospitals get it wrong? Two health system pharmacists and a former hospitalist will share real-world experiences that illustrate how accurate medication history data (or a lack thereof) makes a significant difference in patient care. AMIA informaticians and CMIOs will want to listen in and contribute to this important discussion around medication management.
Watch the Recording
After participating in this event, the listener should be better able to:
- Understand the challenges in obtaining an accurate medication history, and several approaches that can address them
- Learn how to standardize the process of gathering medication history and reconciling medications across a complex healthcare organization
- Understand the benefits, and impacts to patient care, of a complete and accurate medication history through the examples and stories from heath system pharmacy leaders.
Sara M. Panella, PharmD, CPh, BCPS is currently the Manager of Pharmacy Ambulatory Care, Population Health and Transitions of Care for Baptist Health South Florida Pharmacy Enterprise, in Miami, Florida. In her role, she was instrumental in standardizing the medication history and reconciliation process at Baptist Health South Florida.
JoLeigh A. Sutton, PharmD, BCPS is currently a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Pharmacy Informatics at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, TN. Dr. Sutton obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy from the McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Sanford University in 2007. After graduation, she completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham, AL. In her role as a Pharmacy clinician and informaticist, she has assisted in the policy creation and implementation of the medication reconciliation process at West Tennessee Healthcare.
Colin Banas is an Internal Medicine Hospitalist and former Chief Medical Information Officer for VCU Health System in Richmond, Virginia. He has testified before the U.S. Senate and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) on health IT and the Meaningful Use program, and is a former Health IT Fellow for the ONC.