Appendix, Sample Letter to Discipline-Specific Leaders on Meeting Regarding Training and Implementation Strategy for Medication Reconciliation

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

[Insert Organization Logo Here]

[Insert date]

To [Insert Stakeholder],

Medication errors are one of the highest single-volume sources of medical errors. Unfortunately, many of these medication errors are associated with direct harm to patients. [Insert organization] is committed to improving medication management, and a critical step is medication reconciliation. [Insert discipline] have been playing an active role in these activities, but there is necessary work yet to be done.

On [insert date], [insert organization/area] will implement [insert process]. [Insert brief description of process]. In order for [insert organization] to be successful, ALL [insert discipline] must participate. Accordingly, we are requiring all [insert discipline] to [describe steps]

To ensure compliance of your [insert discipline/staff] in this process, your attendance is required at a meeting to provide additional information regarding medication reconciliation and to review these specific requirements. If you are unavailable to attend this meeting, please provide the name of an educational leader in your program who will represent you.

There are XXX options to attend this discussion:

  • [Insert dates/times/meeting locations].

Please reply to [insert contact] with your preferred meeting date.

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you there.

Senior Leader(s) Name(s)/Title(s)

Current as of August 2012
Internet Citation: Appendix, Sample Letter to Discipline-Specific Leaders on Meeting Regarding Training and Implementation Strategy for Medication Reconciliation: 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/matchap8.html