Medication History

Our Medication History solutions make it simpler to avoid adverse drug events and readmissions with a cleaner, more complete and intelligently enhanced picture of medications prescribed and dispensed.


Medication History for Reconciliation

Our solution aggregates and delivers accurate, deduplicated dispensed medication history data from pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and pharmacies within the electronic health record (EHR) workflow to help improve safety in acute, post-acute and long-term care settings.

Real-time, deduplicated medication history information 

Our electronic medication reconciliation solution delivers the most comprehensive and up-to-date information to the provider through a single connection, including deduplicated claim and fill records.

Clearer & more complete Sigs

Sig IQ translates free-text Sigs into Structured & Codified Sigs, leveraging the NCPDP standard, prescription data and clinical review by pharmacists. More accurate Sigs help save time during reconciliation and prevent adverse drug events (ADEs).

More comprehensive data with easy visibility into adherence

With the most reliable medication history data available, clinicians can see 12 months of a patient’s prescription history to help improve adherence and support decisions about new drug therapies.

Increases efficiency and accuracy

One study found that Surescripts Medication History data could have prevented 47% of the most severe medication history errors made during admission.1

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Medication History for Ambulatory

Medication History for Ambulatory aggregates and delivers accurate dispensed medication history data from PBMs and pharmacies to the ambulatory care workflow to inform e-prescribing and help assess adherence.

Provides an unparalleled depth of data

Prescribers can view 12 months of detailed medication history regardless of where patient care was received or prescriptions were filled.

Makes it easier to review and reconcile medication history

With NCPDP standards-based comprehensive medication information in the e-prescribing workflow, providers can more quickly analyze the data to create a solid treatment plan.

Reduces the likelihood of adverse drug events (ADEs)

Expanded medication history provides a more complete view of the patient, helping reduce ADEs and readmissions.

Enables care teams to monitor external medication events

Care teams can easily track patient medication events that occur outside of their facility, further boosting patient safety.

Medication History for Ambulatory premium suite

This powerful extension of our standard solution enhances the medication history feed by augmenting data to provide the most complete picture of a patient’s medication history.

Deduplicates records for greater efficiency

The premium suite enables automatic deduplication of claim and fill records, so there is only one instance of a medication within a patient’s medication history list.

Fills crucial data gaps

Internal Surescripts directories and third-party sources, including pharmacy and prescriber demographics, are accessed to plug holes in medication history data.

Medication History for Populations

Health systems, hospitals and accountable care organizations can manage cost-effective care for patient populations with access to medication history and proactive patient notifications.

Helps clinicians spot and close gaps in care

With access to actionable intelligence for virtually every U.S. patient, clinicians can easily retrieve up-to-date data for specific populations to identify characteristics that lead to care gaps.2

Uncovers medication non-adherence and potential abuse

With prescription history data from nearly all major pharmacies and PBMs, clinicians can track all medications patients are taking, even cash pay, to pinpoint patients who may be at risk.

Enables at-risk patient populations to be easily triaged

Consistently formatted medication data is refreshed nightly so clinicians can easily triage patients by risk group. Surescripts delivered 37.6 million medication histories for populations in 2022.3

Measures medication metrics for CMS reimbursements

Clinicians can use this data to conduct their own analytics on commonly used CMS metrics.

Our patient notifications feature proactively notifies care teams about prescription activities, including when a patient doesn’t pick up refills, has no refills remaining, or gets a new prescription from a new provider. Reach out to patients before nonadherence and adverse drug events can happen.

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How does Medication History for Reconciliation work?

Medication History for Reconciliation provides real-time access to the largest set of medication claims and pharmacy fill data available, delivering a more complete picture of patients from admissions to discharge. This enables more informed treatment decisions across transitions of care, helping to reduce the risk of ADEs.

History Request: Authorized staff requests history
Validated Request: The request is validated and queries are sent
Multi-source Response: Data from pharmacies and PBMs is sent
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 interested in this service should contact a technology vendor that has been certified for the service. To get started, check our list of Medication History-certified health IT vendors. If your hospital uses software from Epic, Meditech or Siemens, contact Surescripts directly to learn more.

Who has access to Surescripts Medication History?

Medication History data is sensitive personal information that is part of a patient’s electronic health record (EHR) and is provided solely for treatment purposes in compliance with HIPAA. Clinicians who conduct medication reconciliation as part of caring for patients view this information in their EHR and use it when providing patient care or reconciling medications for patients traversing care settings.

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