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

Appendix, Post-Implementation Strategies to Increase and Sustain Compliance

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

Observations Proposed Action Next Steps/Primary Responsibility
Example: Reliance on memory; lack forced 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 the medication reconciliation form Monitor physician compliance for completing the medication reconciliation form
Page last reviewed August 2012
Page originally created August 2012
Internet Citation: Appendix, Post-Implementation Strategies to Increase and Sustain Compliance. Content last reviewed August 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.