Preventing Adverse Drug Events With Accurate Medication Reconciliation

December 17, 2021


Preventing Adverse Drug Events With Accurate Medication Reconciliation

We know these tough truths:

  • 70% of patients admitted through the Emergency Department have errors on their home medication lists ¹
  • 85% of inpatient medication errors originate from medication history collected during admission ²

Unfortunately, we also know these errors can lead to adverse drug events (ADEs) that negatively impact patient outcomes. In fact, in its National Patient Safety Goals for 2021, The Joint Commission cited the importance of recording and passing along correct information about a patient’s medicines.

Health Systems Give MedHx an ‘A’ Grade

As part of our commitment to reducing ADEs and readmissions, we asked KLAS Research, a leading healthcare IT research firm, to survey our customers about using MedHx™ to gather medication history data and populate that information in the electronic health record (EHR) system automatically, rather than entering it manually. The results are now in, with more than 20 healthcare organizations assessing their level of satisfaction, how the solution performs, and how well it delivers desired outcomes.

See the KLAS First Look report, Driving Accurate Medication Reconciliation Through Automation, to see why 96% of our customers report being either satisfied or highly satisfied with MedHx, and give an ‘A’ grade to MedHx for supporting their integration goals.

KLAS Research Analyst Mike Davis notes MedHx’s ability to “collect patients’ most current medication information from medication claims and local pharmacies, improving the accuracy of patients’ medication history files.” He points to how using its patented AI “to fill in missing data from sigs (incoming prescription information) supports accurate dosing alerts and the prevention of adverse drug events [ADEs]. Improving a clinician’s ability to review a patient’s medication history during transitions of care ultimately improves patient care and safety.”

When the stakes are so high, it’s vital for every hospital to implement a medication management process with the latest technology to optimize patient outcomes and minimize errors. Read the report to get started.


1. Unintended Medication Discrepancies at the Time of Hospital Admission notes that up to 70% of patients have errors on their medication list when admitted to the hospital through the ED, and up to 59% of these errors can cause harm.

2. Results of the Medications At Transitions and Clinical Handoffs (MATCH) Study: An Analysis of Medication Reconciliation Errors and Risk Factors at Hospital Admission found that one-third of inpatient orders contain errors, with 85% of these originating from the medication history collected during the admission process.


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