Addressing Medication Reconciliation Using a Virtual Care Platform

MartinaMartina Administrator admin
edited July 2018 in Quality Street

Preventing harm from medications, or adverse drug events (ADEs) is critical to maintaining patient safety and reducing hospital readmissions. Confirming each drug’s details – including the drug name, dosage, frequency and route – can be effective in preventing ADEs and minimize the risk for readmission. Readmission rates have increasingly been used as an outcome measure in health services research and as a quality benchmark for health systems.

The AHRQ National Resource Center for Health Information Technology has shared insight into how teams using a virtual care platform can support medication reconciliation and patient education. Because US health care systems are fragmented, a team-based approach is desirable to coordinate the activities of various care providers. Several AHRQ-funded projects reported that utilizing a virtual care platform fostered and supported team-based care at their organizations. These grantees reported that a virtual care communication platform can improve an organization’s work and safety culture

Read more:

Sign In or Register to comment.