Track MedicationsKeeping track of the medicines you take every day is much more important than you ever thought. It is about so much more than remembering to take them at the right time.
Across the United States, about 1.3 million people suffer side effects from their medicines. PeaceHealth Southwest joins hospitals across the nation in promoting medication reconciliation. Medication reconciliation is an effective process that helps reduce errors and harm associated with inaccurate medication information.
Simply put, medication reconciliation means you provide the most accurate complete and current list of your medications when you are admitted, we update the list during the course of your care, and we communicate this list to the next person or facility who continues your care.
Learn more about medication reconciliation
- Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) believes this is so important, they created a patient safety initiative focused on medication reconciliation.)
- Institutes for Healthcare Improvement
- Institute for Safe Medication Practices