In the first part of this presentation, Drs. Bob Feroli and Linda Costa present the outline and background on the study "Nursing-Pharmacy Collaboration on Medication Reconciliation: A Novel Approach to Information Management." Introduced by INQRI National Advisory Committee member Jose Pagan.
In Part 2, Dr. Costa provides the findings.
Project Description: Deficits in communication across the continuum of care in regards to medication use can place patients at serious risk for harm. This interdisciplinary team has examined how to economically support direct care providers in medication reconciliation in order to facilitate safe transition to and from hospital and community. The team evaluated the effectiveness of a nurse-pharmacist clinical information coordination team in improving drug information management on admission and discharge, quantified potential harm due to reconciliation failures, and determined cost-benefit related to averted harm.