Appendix, Post-Implementation Strategies to Increase and Sustain Compliance

Medications at Transitions and Clinical Handoffs (MATCH) Toolkit for Medication Reconciliation

Audit findings can be used to identify opportunities for future action. Collecting data by discipline or unit is particularly helpful in this step. It allows leadership to focus on key areas where improvement is most needed. In addition, providing data is often a useful way to demonstrate the need for change to those who may not yet be convinced. This can improve compliance and sustainability.

Identifying Challenges and Addressing Barriers

Implementation
Challenges
ObservationsProposed ActionNext Steps/Primary Responsibility
Example: Reliance on memory; lack forced functionPhysicians are not remembering to place a medication reconciliation orderDesign a prompt during the admission ordering phase that creates a forcing function for physicians to complete the medication reconciliation formMonitor physician compliance for completing the medication reconciliation form
    
    
    
    
    
Current as of August 2012
Internet Citation: Appendix, Post-Implementation Strategies to Increase and Sustain Compliance: Medications at Transitions and Clinical Handoffs (MATCH) Toolkit for Medication Reconciliation. August 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patient-safety-resources/resources/match/matchap11.html