SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Databank (FDB), the leading provider of clinical drug knowledge that helps improve medication-related decisions and patient outcomes, today announced it is hosting a free webinar entitled “Getting Med Rec Right at Munroe Regional Medical Center," to be held on December 5, 2013 in conjunction with leading industry publisher Healthcare IT News. Webinar speakers include David Willis, MD, chief medical information officer, Munroe Regional Medical Center and Dewey Howell, MD, PhD, vice president of clinical applications, FDB. Interested parties may register for the webinar now.
Hospitals and clinicians are struggling to find efficient ways to manage the medication reconciliation process at each transition in care – admission, at transfer points and discharge. In fact, due to these challenges, medication reconciliation has been one of the most frequently deferred Meaningful Use Stage 1 menu objectives in attestations by eligible hospitals. With escalating Meaningful Use requirements, where medication reconciliation is now required for Stage 2, hospitals are turning to more effective methods to increase operational efficiency and information accuracy.
Munroe Regional Medical Center, a 421-bed hospital that manages over 35,000 inpatient and over 100,000 emergency room visits annually among a predominantly elderly population with substantial medication utilization, recently implemented a strategy where home med lists were documented for 98.8% of patients, med rec was completed on more than 96.3% of patients the average time for reconciliation was reduced to five minutes, 34 seconds with 34% taking less than two minutes.
During this webinar, attendees will learn:
- The challenges hospitals face with medication reconciliation
- The challenges of finding and implementing the 'right' tool to improve the medication reconciliation process
- How Munroe Regional Medical Center successfully implemented MedsTracker and improved the medication reconciliation process
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