Appendix, Developing Your Charter

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

The medication reconciliation team should develop a medication reconciliation charter, which provides a work plan for your design team. The elements of your charter should consist of:

  • Problem statement.
  • Goals and objectives.
  • Regulatory requirements.
  • Scope of the project.
  • System capabilities/deliverables.
  • Resources needed for a successful project.
  • Project milestones and timeline.

Sample Template for Medication Reconciliation Initial Design Charter

Problem Statement
Goals and Objectives
Regulatory and Accreditation Requirements
Project Scope
System Capabilities/Deliverables
Resources Needed for a Successful Project
Key Metric(s)
Milestones and Timeline
Page last reviewed August 2012
Internet Citation: Appendix, Developing Your Charter: 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/matchap3.html