Medical College of Wisconsin
CTSICores SearchResearch InformaticsREDCap

Medication Harmony: A Framework to Save Time, Improve Accuracy and Increase Patient Activation. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2016;2016:1959-1966 PMID: 28269955 PMCID: PMC5333345

Pubmed ID

28269955

Abstract

Incompletely reconciled medication lists contribute to prescribing errors and adverse drug events. Providers expend time and effort at every point of patient contact attempting to curate a best possible medication list, and yet often the list is incomplete or inaccurate. We propose a framework that builds upon the existing infrastructure of a health information exchange (HIE), centralizes data and encourages patient activation. The solution is a constantly accessible, singular, patient-adjudicated medication list that incorporates useful information and features into the list itself. We aim to decrease medication errors across transitions of care, increase awareness of potential drug-drug interactions, improve patient knowledge and self-efficacy regarding medications, decrease polypharmacy, improve prescribing safety and ultimately decrease cost to the health-care system.

Author List

Pandolfe F, Crotty BH, Safran C

Author

Bradley H. Crotty MD Assistant Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin




Scopus

2-s2.0-85028839057   2 Citations

MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Drug Interactions
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Health Information Exchange
Humans
Medication Errors
Medication Reconciliation
Patient Participation
Polypharmacy
jenkins-FCD Prod-300 626508253d14e4184314fb9f66322a03a5906796