Medication Reconciliation: Bridging Communications Across the Continuum of Care

The medication reconciliation process and associated materials reconciles a patient’s home medications with the medications he/she receives in the hospital, plus any medication changes ordered at discharge. The process reduces medication errors and improves patient safety by ensuring that the patient understands his/her medication regimen and that all caregivers across the continuum of care have accurate and up-to-date information. The tool, developed by Legacy Health System, includes interdisciplinary responsibilities and training materials for: • Nurses • Physicians • Pharmacies • Emergency departments • Outpatient units