Access complete and up-to-date medication histories with Surescripts Medication History for Reconciliation to limit errors and adverse drug effects (ADEs).



The National Center for Biotechnology Information states that each year 777,000 people die or are injured due to adverse drug effects (ADE’s). From admission to discharge, Surescripts Medication History for Reconciliation helps hospitals and emergency departments reduce ADEs, and the associated readmissions, by providing real-time access to comprehensive medication claims and pharmacy fill data.

Real-time Information

Delivers the most up-to-date information to the inpatient or emergency department through a current connection to the Surescripts network.

12-month View

Provides a year of a patient’s medication history to help determine compliance, improve adherence to existing regimens and support decisions about new drug therapies.

Extensive Access to Claims Data

Helps eliminate manual transcription errors and unreported drugs through access to PBM claims and pharmacy fill data.

Drives Utilization

Post-implementation support connects more healthcare community stakeholders so critical information is exchanged more effectively.

The Value of Medication History for Reconciliation

On average, Surescripts Medication History for Reconciliation helps a 400-bed hospital prevent 10 ADEs each year. How could it benefit your hospital? Calculate your numbers below.

Surescripts Electronic Medication History helps a bed hospital.

A Complete History Increases Patient Safety

See how Medication History for Reconciliation increases patient safety by replacing an error-prone manual reconciliation process with one that is electronic, integrated and streamlined.

"The most incredible benefit of Surescripts Medication History for Reconciliation is our ability to know what medications our patients have filled. That has more impact on the quality, safety and cost of healthcare than virtually any other single thing. "

Dr. James L. Holly CEO, Southeast Texas Medical Associates

How It Works


How does Medication History for Reconciliation work?

Surescripts Medication History for Reconciliation and ED Settings service provides real-time access to the largest set of medication claims and pharmacy fill data available, delivering a more complete picture of the patient at every step - from admission to discharge. This enables more informed treatment decisions across transitions of care, helping to reduce the patient risk of ADEs.

  1. History Request: Authorized Staff requests history
  2. Validated Request: The request is validated and queries are sent
  3. Multi-source Response: Data from pharmacies and PBMs is sent
  4. Aggregated Data: Data is aggregated and forwarded to requester

Pharmacy Fill and PBM claims data include:

  • Name of drug
  • Dosage
  • Quantity dispensed
  • Days supply
  • Dispensing pharmacy
  • Phone number of pharmacy
  • Prescription ll date
  • Name of prescribing physician
  • Phone number of prescribing physician
How can my facility access Medication History for Reconciliation?

Hospitals and other acute care settings interesting in gaining access to this service should contact a technology vendor that has been certified for the service. A list of certified vendors can be found here. If your hospital uses software from Epic, Meditech, or Siemens, contact Surescripts directly to learn more.

Let’s Discuss How Medication History for Reconciliation Can Work for You.


Let’s Discuss How Medication History for Reconciliation Can Work for You.