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TOH eMedication Reconciliation

 SPRING 2012 TRAILBLAZER AWARD 

As an organization, the Ottawa Hospital has set a lofty goal – to be among the top 10 per cent of hospitals in North America, in terms of patient safety and quality. The hospital’s eMedication Reconciliation (eMedRec) solution is a key element in achieving this goal.

The hospital’s eMedRec mobile app, which is seamlessly integrated with the hospital’s EHR, allows clinicians to complete the Best Possible Medication History (BPMH), and admission and discharge medication reconciliations, all using a mobile iPad application. The solution also features task alerts for clinicians and automatically populates the discharge summary with prescriptions and other information for the patient’s primary care physician and pharmacist.

While the solution is currently being used at one Ottawa Hospital site, the team has big plans for growth – over the next six to 12 months it will be rolled out hospital-wide, being used by 1,500 medical staff, students and hospital employees.

Solution: Oacis v.11.3/Fusion FX med rec v.4.0
Developer: Telus/Carefx