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Changes for Improvement: How to Overcome Medication Reconciliation Challenges to Improve Patient Care

Elisha Jewett, MPH
Program Manager

In a recent CDC study, 48.9% reported using one or more prescription and 23.1% reported using three or more prescription drugs in the past 30 days. These numbers tell us what those in the healthcare industry already know: most patients are taking at least one medication. As the number of medications that a patient is prescribed goes up, so does the complexity of managing care on both the patient and practitioner/care team and the possibility of medication errors.

As we focus on successful comprehensive patient care, medication reconciliation has gained ground in primary care, with a goal that each patient has a singular, complete patient medication list. Ultimately, an ideal end result is to ensure that all medications are correct and to prevent unintended changes or omissions of medications. […]

By | September 19th, 2017|Categories: Performance Improvement, Practice Transformation|0 Comments

Where Do You Go for Answers?

by Kristen A. Stine, MSOD, Learning and Diffusion Manager

We all have at least one person we go to when we need help – or when we need to talk […]

By | August 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Where Do You Go for Answers?

Collaborating for Sustainable Change: Technical vs. Adaptive Work

by Kristen A. Stine, MSOD, Learning and Diffusion Manager

According to Heraclitus, “The only thing that is constant is change.”

The healthcare industry has been proving this hypothesis over the past […]

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Making the Shift to Aligned Transformation Efforts: Evidence of Success

by Jaclyn King, MSW, CCE, Practice Facilitator

Since HealthTeamWorks was founded more than 20 years ago, we have helped practice achieve measurable results and highest quality […]

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CEO Welcome: Embrace the Future of Healthcare–Your Go To for How To

by Bert Muiccio

In this section, I typically talk about industry trends – but today, I want to share a new offering that we have been working on: […]

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A letter from Tom Dameron, the new HealthTeamWorks Board Chairperson

by Tom Dameron, HealthTeamWorks Board Chairperson

I am both honored and excited to be the newly elected HealthTeamWorks Board Chairperson.

I am HONORED because of the impressive progress HealthTeamWorks has already […]

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