Medication reconcilliation (med rec) is not just a regulatory requirement but is an essential safety procedure. It ensures that the current medication list is consistent with the planed list. Med rec should be done on admission, change in level of care during an admission and on discharge.
Every hospital stay will have one admission and one discharge med rec but may have many transfer med recs
Every modern EMR has a med rec process as does McKesson Paragon
Med rec does not have to be completed by one provider or all at the same time. Partially completed med rec can be saved as a Draft. This allows admitting and consulting physicians to verify the med rec prior to discharge or transfer.
I have been getting more interest from clinicians wanting to bring their own computers to the hospital. Though there are many advantages to using your own computer it is by no means mandatory. Some tips for those interested:
It is okay to bring your own computer. Both Windows and Macs work.
Though you may physically be in the hospital you will login as though you were outside the building i.e. remote access.