CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- For doctors and nurses, taking an accurate and complete history of a patient’s medications is a critical component of safe care. Doing it correctly can save time and avoid serious and even deadly medication interactions. Now, 21st century technology can be used to teach this lifelong skill to the next generation of clinicians. An online program called “Taking a Medication History” is available on iPads, iPhones and the Internet for medical schools, nursing schools, residency programs and their students. The program is created by Emmi Solutions, maker of interactive online patient engagement programs.
“Communication between clinicians and patients is essential,” said Devin Gross, Emmi Solutions CEO. “This program engages future doctors and nurses in a new way to teach them a lesson they’ll use for a lifetime.”
Already, Health Literacy Now and other organizations nationwide are using the program to improve physician-patient communication.
The program supports the Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals around medication reconciliation by covering best-practices and strategies for taking a medication history. It helps clinicians overcome common obstacles such as patients forgetting over the counter medications.
If you or your school is interested in providing this engaging and free tool to teach students about taking a medication history, please sign up here.
About Emmi Solutions, LLC
Healthcare providers use Emmi® programs to engage patients and attribute their use with reduced surgical cancellation rates, length of stay and malpractice claims, and improved efficiency and patient satisfaction. The interactive media platform enables hospitals to track patient participation, enhance the patient experience and meet regulatory guidelines.
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