AHRQ Offers Toolkit to Strengthen Medication ReconciliationBy On Oct 11, 2012
Medication reconciliation—the act of maintaining, documenting, and being able to communicate accurate medication information for patients—is one of the National Patient Safety Goals outlined by The Joint Commission.
Now, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is offering a free toolkit to help acute care and post-acute care facilities evaluate and improve their current medication reconciliation process. The toolkit, Medications at Transitions and Clinical Handoffs (MATCH) Toolkit for Medication Reconciliation, can help facilities reduce patient harm due to adverse drug events or medication errors.
This toolkit is based on the Medications at Transitions and Clinical Handoffs (MATCH) Web site. It provides a framework to capture complete, accurate medication information through electronic health records (EHRs) and enables the development of a medication reconciliation process or the redesign an existing process.
For more information, visit the website, or contact AHRQ via e-mail AHRQpubs@ahrq.hhs.gov or by phone at 1-800-358-9295.
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