As of October 5, 2021, nursing will have access to complete a patient's Best Possible Medication History (BPMH) within a Connect Care chart, including the ability to remove (discontinue) outpatient or "home" medications that the patient is no longer taking. Previously, only prescribers had the ability to remove medications, and any changes made by nursing were not retained unless reviewed by a prescriber in the same encounter. It is expected that this access will also be extended to pharmacy technicians in the near future. Note that both nursing and prescribers will continue to have the option of flagging medication history for prescriber review.
Along with this access change, the "Medication Documentation Review Audit" report has been expanded, to pull in information from the previous five medication reviews. By reviewing this report, prescribers can see what home medication changes were made, e.g., by nursing in Pre-Admission Clinic (PAC) clinics or by pharmacy technicians.
To access the history report, in the "Review Home Medications" section of Admission Documentation, click the "History" link beside the "Mark as Reviewed" button.