MedRec is About Keeping Patients Safe

Pharmacists are uniquely qualified and well positioned to take an active and leading role in helping patients to know and understand their medications, and how they can maintain an up-to-date list of their medications.

Hear from Roberta Stasyk, Pharmacist, Patient & Pharmacy Manager at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and Dr. Pearson, Pharmacist, Co-Director Cardiac Transplant Clinic at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute about how important MedRec is.

Here are some of the ways pharmacists can benefit from a team approach to a consistent MedRec process.

In Alberta, creating a Best Possible Medication History (BPMH) is now a component of the Comprehensive Annual Care Plan (CACP) and the Standard Medication Management Assessment (SMMA) for which Pharmacists are now able to be reimbursed. For more information to better understand how this works, refer to Alberta Health’s Pharmacy Services Framework.

As a pharmacist, your involvement and role in the MedRec process is so important. Here are some studies and publications about pharmacists and MedRec that might be of interest to you.