In discussing some of the issues that physicians have with using EMRs, Bob Cook mentioned a number of different approaches to medication reconciliation with which he is familiar as ways that the tools can do more of the work and improve the ability of the physician to understand the patient's history and treat the patient more effectively:
- The VA had a pilot project for medication reconciliation, see Brief Medication Reconcilation presentation, below
- HCS has had a medication reconciliation solution commercially available since 2005 (http://www.hcsinc.net/) and in use in many Alabama hospitals
An additional solution is RcopiaAC, used by hospitals across the US, and developed by DrFirst (http://www.drfirst.com/hospitals.jsp).
As always, in addition to the presentation Bob contributed, I have attached the presentation and source materials. An additional reference article, by Kimberly Martini, is here: http://www.hitechanswers.net/ehr-dissatisfaction-a-tech-or-people-problem/.