Optimizing Medication Reconciliation and Transitions of Care: Insights from a Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician

July 12, 2023 | 11:00AM - 12:30PM PT

Transitions of Care (TOC) pharmacists work closely with patients, caregivers, and other healthcare providers to optimize medication use and ensure medications are affordable for patients at discharge, facilitating seamless patient transitions between healthcare settings.

An important part of this process includes medication reconciliation, both at admission and at discharge. A complete and accurate medication reconciliation not only provides patients with the appropriate medications during admission but also expediates appropriate medications at discharge.

Understanding and implementing the key elements to complete successful medication reconciliation and other transitions of care processes will help reduce hospital length of stay, readmissions, mediation errors, and healthcare costs.

Presentation topics include:

  • Implement the key elements to a successful medication reconciliation
  • Identify potential challenges and solutions in prior to admission medication reconciliations
  • Describe the role and impact of the transitions of care program in reducing readmissions, medication errors, and healthcare costs  
  • Recognize potential challenges and solutions in transitions of care

Wednesday, July 12, 2023: 11:00 p.m.- 12:30 p.m. (PT)

Jinah Huynh, PharmD
Senior Transitions of Care Pharmacist
Sutter Health

Jinah Huynh is a Senior Transitions of Care Pharmacist with a rich educational and professional background. She accomplished a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Community Medical Centers in Fresno and Clovis in 2020 and earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Touro University in 2019. Currently, Jinah is involved in the Transitions of Care Program at Sutter Medical Center Sacramento, where she began working in October 2021. Her areas of expertise include Transitions of Care and Adult Medicine, and she brings a wealth of experience to her practice.

Marylu Lemos
Transitions of Care Technician
Sutter Health

Marylu Lemos began her career at Sutter Medical Center as a sterile compounding technician in April 2017. Over time, she grew into the role of the first Transitions of Care Technician and has been a valuable asset to the team since March 2022. In her current position, Marylu is responsible for assisting with medication reconciliation at admission and discharge, ensuring seamless transitions for patients as they move through the healthcare system. Her dedication and expertise in the field have helped to improve patient outcomes and contribute to the success of the Transitions of Care Program.

HQI is an approved continuing education (CE) provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing and will provide CHPSO members an opportunity to earn CEs. Provider Number CEP16793 for 1.0 contact hour.

Please contact CHPSO at info@chpso.org if you have any questions.