Community Collaborative Improves Accuracy of Medication Lists for Elderly Patients in Outpatient Clinic Setting
Aurora Health Care spearheaded a community-wide medication reconciliation initiative, involving health care consumers, providers, pharmacists, and community stakeholders, to improve the accuracy of elderly patients' medication lists.
Transition Coaches Reduce Readmissions for Medicare Patients With Complex Postdischarge Needs
Transitions coaches encourage recently hospitalized Medicare patients with complex care needs to assert a more active role in their posthospital care, leading to fewer readmissions and lower costs.
Clinical Pharmacists Provide Outpatient Medication Management to Patients With Severe Diabetes and Those on Anticoagulants, Leading to Improved Outcomes and Lower Costs
Clinical pharmacists working in 13 community health centers provide medication reconciliation, monitoring, dosage adjustments, and education to high-risk patients, including those with severe diabetes and those on anticoagulants.
Pharmacist-Led, Grocery Store–Based Medication Review Reduces Falls and Enhances Compliance for Medicare Managed Care Members
A plan-sponsored, pharmacist-led prescription and over-the-counter medicine review program at a local supermarket chain helps identify potentially harmful medication interactions, reduces falls, and enhances medication compliance among Medicare beneficiaries.
Managed Care Organization and Visiting Nurse Association Offer Standardized Education to Elderly Heart Failure Patients, Improving Self-Management and Reducing Readmissions
Kaiser Permanente Colorado and the Visiting Nurse Association in Denver jointly offer intense, consistent education to elderly heart failure patients discharged from the hospital in need of home-based skilled nursing care, leading to improved knowledge and self-management skills and fewer readmissions.
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Medication Reconciliation Review
The Medication Reconciliation Review tool provides step-by-step instructions for conducting a review of closed patient records to identify errors related to unreconciled medications. Organizations that are considering creating a medication reconciliation process can use this tool to establish a baseline of errors from unreconciled medications and to build a case for the importance of having a reconciliation process in place.
Center for Healthy Aging: Resource Library
This library of resources for community-based organizations provides materials to help develop and implement evidence-based programs to promote healthy lives for older adults.
Multi-Center Medication Reconciliation Quality Improvement Study (MARQUIS) Toolkit
The goal of MARQUIS (Multi-Center Medication Reconciliation Quality Improvement Study) is to develop better ways for medications to be prescribed, documented, and reconciled accurately and safely at times of care transitions when patients enter and leave the hospital.
Arizona CERT Medication Record
This tool can help patients keep track of the medicines, vitamins, and herbs that they take.
How to Create an Accurate Medication List in the Outpatient Setting Through a Patient-Centered Approach
This tool kit outlines the steps necessary to create a community-based, patient-centered medication reconciliation process.