Our Medication History solutions give a more complete and accurate electronic picture of patients’ medication history for better informed, more efficient and safer care decisions.




Medication History for Reconciliation aggregates and delivers accurate dispensed medication history data from pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and pharmacies directly within the EHR workflow. This data aids in efficient medication reconciliation, which helps reduce adverse drug events and associated readmissions across acute, post-acute and long-term care settings.

Real-time, deduplicated medication history information 

Our electronic medication reconciliation solution delivers the most comprehensive and up-to-date information to the provider through a single connection, including deduplicated claim and fill records.

Easy visibility into adherence patterns

Clinicians can see the past 12 months of a patient’s prescription history to help determine compliance, improve adherence and support decisions about new drug therapies.

The most complete and comprehensive data

We eliminate errors and unreported drugs within PBM claims and pharmacy fill data. By utilizing the Surescripts directory and third-party sources, we provide the most reliable medication history data.

Increases efficiency and accuracy

Electronic medication histories can identify 25% more relevant medications and save approximately 20 minutes per patient, improving organizational efficiency while preventing ADEs.1

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Providers can access dispensed medication history from PBMs and pharmacies within their electronic workflow to confidently prescribe and track medication adherence.

Provides an unparalleled depth of data

Prescribers can view 12 months of detailed medication history regardless of where patient care was received or prescriptions were filled.

Makes it easier to review and reconcile medication history

With NCPDP standards-based comprehensive medication information in the e-prescribing workflow, providers can more quickly analyze the data to create a solid treatment plan.

Reduces the likelihood of adverse drug events (ADEs)

Expanded medication history provides a more complete view of the patient, helping reduce ADEs and readmissions.

Enables care teams to monitor external medication events

Care teams can easily track patient medication events that occur outside of their facility, further boosting patient safety.

Medication History for Ambulatory Premium Suite

This powerful extension of our standard solution enhances the medication history feed by augmenting data to provide the most complete picture of a patient’s medication history.

Deduplicates records for greater efficiency

The premium suite enables automatic deduplication of claim and fill records, so there is only one instance of a medication within a patient’s medication history list.

Fills crucial data gaps

Internal Surescripts directories and third-party sources, including pharmacy and prescriber demographics, are accessed to plug holes in medication history data.


Health systems, hospitals and accountable care organizations can proactively access medication history via their EHR or analytics platform to help manage cost-effective care for patient populations.

Helps clinicians spot and close gaps in care

With access to actionable intelligence for 324 million patients, clinicians can easily retrieve up-to-date data for specific populations to identify characteristics that lead to care gaps.2

Uncovers medication non-adherence and potential abuse

With prescription history data from nearly all major pharmacies and PBMs, clinicians can track all medications patients are taking, even cash pay, to pinpoint patients who may be at risk.

Enables at-risk patient populations to be easily triaged

Consistently formatted medication history data is refreshed nightly so clinicians can easily triage patients by risk group. Medication histories delivered for populations increased 159% in 2020.3

Measures medication metrics for CMS reimbursements

Clinicians can use this data to conduct their own analytics on commonly used CMS metrics.

Our new Patient Notifications feature proactively notifies care teams about prescription activities, including refills not picked up, no refills remaining, and a new prescription from a new provider. Anticipate non-adherence and adverse drug events—and reach out to the patient before it happens.

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How does Medication History for Reconciliation work?

Medication History for Reconciliation provides real-time access to the largest set of medication claims and pharmacy fill data available, delivering a more complete picture of patients from admissions to discharge. This enables more informed treatment decisions across transitions of care, helping to reduce the risk of ADEs.

History Request: Authorized staff requests history
Validated Request: The request is validated and queries are sent
Multi-source Response: Data from pharmacies and PBMs is sent
Aggregated Data: Data is aggregated and forwarded to requester

Pharmacy fill and PBM claims data include:

  • Name of drug
  • Dosage
  • Quantity dispensed
  • Days supply
  • Dispensing pharmacy
  • Phone number of pharmacy
  • Prescription ll date
  • Name of prescribing physician
  • Phone number of prescribing physician
How can my facility access Medication History for Reconciliation?

Hospitals and other acute care settings interested in this service should contact a technology vendor that has been certified for the service. To get started, check our list of Medication History-certified health IT vendors. If your hospital uses software from Epic, Meditech or Siemens, contact Surescripts directly to learn more.

Who has access to Surescripts Medication History?

Medication History data is sensitive personal information that is part of a patient’s electronic health record (EHR) and is provided solely for treatment purposes in compliance with HIPAA. Clinicians who conduct medication reconciliation as part of caring for patients view this information in their EHR and use it when providing patient care or reconciling medications for patients traversing care settings.

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