Evidence and Research
For an overview on the basic concept of MedRec, including an analysis of the evidence for its use and the variability of models we invite you to look at:
Olavo Fernandes, Kaveh G. Shojania Medication Reconciliation in the Hospital: What, Why, Where, When, Who and How? Healthcare Quarterly, 15(Special Issue) April 2012: 42-49
Available here; http://www.longwoods.com/content/22842
Educational links on the concepts of MedRec
- Access AHS’ eLearning module here. The module has 2 pathways, an introductory path that takes about 15 minutes to complete and a comprehensive path that takes about 45 minutes (comprehensive pathway is worth 0.5 CME credits).
- Within the Calgary Zone
This video provides step by step instructions to complete the MedRec process in Calgary's urban hospitals.
Nationally in Canada
- Safer Healthcare Now! has created getting started kits for Acute, Long Term and Home Care (extensive pdf documents covering basic concepts to implementation strategies) - access them from this page
- Safer Healthcare Now! national call: Making a Case for MedRec in Primary Care Access the 45 minute webinar and associated handouts here
- CMPA's position on MeRec may be found here
Listen to Dr. Brisebois, Surgery Site Chief at the University of Alberta Hospital, speak about MedRec.
Resources for your patients to get involved
How you can help and get more involved or obtain more information?
AHS would like to ask for your help in supporting and shaping this vital initiative. To find out more on how you can help we invite you to share your questions, experiences and suggestions by contacting your local MedRec zone physician representative or the AHS medrec team at firstname.lastname@example.org