Hospital and Acute Care Connect
Surescripts Medication History for Acute Settings service can
serve as a foundation for medication history reconciliation:
- At the time of acute care or ED admission
- At the points of transfer within a facility
- At discharge
Today's medication reconciliation process relies primarily on
time-consuming patient interviews, which are especially complicated
in hospital emergency departments (EDs) where some medical
conditions can compromise a patient's ability to provide crucial
information. This process can result in manual transcription errors
and unreported medications, putting patients at risk of adverse
drug events (ADEs) and the readmissions they cause.
Now care providers in healthcare settings can help improve the management of this patient risk with Surescripts Medication History for Hospitals and Emergency Department Settings service.
Surescripts Medication History helps hospitals and EDs perform a more complete, accurate and efficient medication reconciliation process, a critical part of helping to reduce costly ADEs and the associated readmissions. The Surescripts
- Provides extensive access to PBM claims and pharmacy fill data, covering 240 millions lives and over 2 billion prescription fill transactions
- Delivers information electronically to the clinician's EMR inpatient or emergency department application in real-time
- Helps eliminate manual transcription errors and provides more complete and up to date medication claims information
Hospitals and other acute care settings interesting in connecting to the Surescripts network to access this service should contact a technology vendor that has been certified for the service. Here's a list of certified vendors.
Download our product overview sheet to learn more about our Medication History for Hospitals and ED Settings service. Epic customers, watch our webinar to learn how this powerful solution can improve the medication reconciliation process by electronically delivering the most comprehensive medication history at the point of admission.