Getting Med Rec Right at Munroe Regional Medical Center

First Databank (FDB)22% percent of preventable medication reconciliation errors occur during admissions, 66 percent during transitions in care, and 12 percent during discharge. These errors lead to reduced patient outcomes, unnecessary hospital admissions, and significant adverse events for patients. But getting the medication list “right” is a daunting task in every clinical setting, especially at the hospital. Reconciling home medications, inpatient medications, and new discharge medications in a clear and concise manner that is both useful to physicians and understandable to patients is nearly impossible without the “right” tools.

Munroe Regional Medical Center, a 421-bed hospital that manages over 35,000 inpatient and over 100,000 emergency room visits annually among a predominantly elderly population with substantial medication utilization recently implemented a strategy where:

  • Home med lists were documented for 98.8% of patients
  • Med rec was completed on over 96.3% of patients
  • The average time for reconciliation was reduced to 5 minutes, 34 seconds with 34% taking less than 2 minutes

During this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • Some of the challenges related to medication reconciliation
  • Discuss the challenges of finding and implementing the 'right' tool to improve the medication reconciliation process
  • Discuss how FDB successfully implemented and improved the medication reconciliation process at Munroe Regional Medical Center