Many health systems across the USA face a scenario of low physician engagement in, and limited use of, Electronic Health Record Medication Reconciliation (EHR Med Rec) leading to high rates of medication discrepancies and low accuracy of the patient’s active medication list, during transitions of care.Many health systems across the USA face a scenario of low physician engagement in, and limited use of, Electronic Health Record Medication Reconciliation. Click To Tweet
A Social Knowledge Networking system was implemented to create an increase in meaningful use of the EHR MedRec system. The study aimed to examine the dynamics of interprofessional knowledge exchange and learning related to EHR MedRec on the SKN system and explore associations between “SKN Use” and “Meaningful Use” (MU) of EHR MedRec, assessed in terms of adherence to best practices in EHR MedRec.
Ultimately, the study found that an improvement in interprofessional learning dynamics signified by evolution of informational knowledge exchanges was associated with distinct improvement trends in both measures of MU of EHR MedRec technology. The study helps identify strategies for the creation of “learning health systems”, to enable successful change implementation in healthcare organizations.
You can read the full study HERE.