One of the scariest things patients say in the pharmacy is, “I don’t know what medications I’m taking or what they’re for. My doctor prescribed them, so I just take them.” Of course, patients’ records are in the pharmacy system, but only for medications dispensed at that chain. If a patient gets some medications at Walgreens and some at CVS, there is no way for the staff at Walgreens to know what the patient gets at CVS, and vice versa unless the patient is able to tell them.
Electronic medication records could save billions in health care costs – and lives
April 12, 2021