Medication reconciliation has been a topic of improvement for UF Health Shands Pharmacy Services. As part of a larger initiative, Pharmacy Services created a tool to better assist pharmacists and UF College of Pharmacy students in completing an accurate and thorough prior-to-admission, or PTA, medication review list.
Ben Staley, Pharm.D., BCPS, UF Health Shands Clinical Pharmacy Services pharmacist, designed the High Risk Medication Reconciliation scoring tool in EPIC to help target a patient population who would benefit most from medication reconciliation.
“We’re focusing on the front-end piece of getting an accurate prior-to-admission medication list because that’s a fundamental step that has to be done right for the remaining pieces to fall into place,“ Staley said. “We decided to direct our attention toward patients with specific qualities that are associated with having a higher rate of adverse events or readmissions.”