Table 5: Identifying Challenges and Addressing Barriers

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

Implementation ChallengesObservationsProposed ActionNext Steps/Primary Responsibility
Example: Reliance on memory; lack forcing function.Physicians are not remembering to place a medication reconciliation order.Design a prompt during the admission ordering phase that creates a forcing function for physicians to complete admission medication reconciliation.Monitor physician compliance for completing admission medication reconciliation.
Current as of August 2012
Internet Citation: Table 5: Identifying Challenges and Addressing Barriers: 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/matchtab5.html