Online Program

Financial, Regulatory and Patient Safety benefits due to obtaining a complete medication history

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Jennifer Aloi, BME, CP, DrFirst, Rockville, MD
Mary Thompson, RN, MSN, DrFirst, Rockville, MD
This poster presentation will show the financial, regulatory and patient safety benefits when a complete medication history is taken in the critical care, inpatient and ambulatory settings.  With the advent of the EHR and multiple database technologies the patient is no longer the only source of information when collecting a medication history.   These technologies become even more important and beneficial when a patient is unable to communicate with clinicians.  The poster presentation will explore three different patient scenarios with and without a complete medication history.  The scenarios were chosen because they are all common in today’s healthcare setting.  The first scenario describes a pediatric patient with asthmatic episodes.  The second tells the story of a geriatric CVA patient.  While the third details out a geriatric orthopedic patient.  Each scenario will be broken down into three topics, patient safety, regulatory and financial.    Detailed data in relation to Joint Commission and CMS regulatory standards will be outlined as well as ICD-10 coding.  The purpose of this Poster is show the necessity for a complete medication history using all resources available.  In addition, the scenarios will show a return on investment when an outside resource is used as a secondary source of data if the patient is unable to communicate or does not have all the information necessary.

Learning Areas:

Administration, management, leadership
Communication and informatics
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
Demonstrate the financial, regulatory and patient safety benefits when obtaining a complete medication history

Keyword(s): Communication, Accessibility

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked for many years as a Registered Nurse and clinical systems implementation specialist. I understand the financial, regulatory and patient safety benefits accurate medication histories offer patients, providers and organizations using electronic medication history tools to improve the quality, efficiency and cost of care delivery. I will be presenting the poster "Utilizing Technology to Increase the Benefits of a Medication History" on behalf of the author Jen Aloi.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.