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Ensuring the “best possible” medication history

Jan. 18, 2022—About 80% of hospital admission electronic records were missing a drug prescribed to an older adult, Vanderbilt researchers found, highlighting the need for a multipronged approach to address medication discrepancies and support safe prescribing practices.

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Pharmacy team seeks to reduce medication errors during care transition

Mar. 21, 2019—Medication errors are a safety concern during transitions in care, such as when a patient is released from a hospital to return home. Because of this, a Population Health Pharmacy team is piloting a program to improve continuity of care.

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‘Shed-Meds’ to explore helping elderly reduce number of medications

Sep. 22, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical (VUMC) researchers have received a $2.9 million federal grant to test the effectiveness of a new intervention that aims to help older patients reduce the number of medications they may be taking on a regular basis.

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EMR tool improves process of documenting medications

Jul. 17, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is rolling out a new electronic tool to facilitate the documentation of every patient’s home medications. Called the Med List Tool, this new part of the electronic medical record is a way for providers of all disciplines to accurately collect, record and communicate the medications a patient takes.

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Study reviews medication adherence interventions

Jan. 10, 2013—According to a medical literature review published last month in the Annals of Internal Medicine, approximately 50 percent of medications for chronic disease are not taken as prescribed.

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