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

Date

03/09/2017

Pubmed ID

28269955

Pubmed Central ID

PMC5333345

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-85028839057   6 Citations

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 Associate Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin




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