The Mediware Information Systems Inc. MediREC is an automated medication reconciliation product for hospitals that enables healthcare facilities to document and reconcile medications taken by patients at home, prior to prescribing additional drug therapies within the hospital environment.
The process is mandated by the Joint Commission, which oversees the accreditation of hospitals, to avert potential drug interactions and adverse drug events when patients are admitted.
MediREC provides care providers information by electronically surveying pharmacy databases to retrieve and display patient prescriptions. Nurses can validate the prescriptions electronically, check for potential drug interactions or duplications, and check a ‘dashboard’ to manage the patients’ medications throughout the inpatient stay. MediREC is also an ADT interface that automatically compiles medication reconciliation files for the nursing staff upon the patient’s admission.
The system researches RelayHealth’s intelligent pharmacy claims processing network, which processes prescription claims for more than 70 percent of the nation’s pharmacies. It supplies the patient prescription information, then integrates Mediware’s drug information database and pharmacy processes to permit nurses to accurately manage medications from admission, transfer and discharge.