In early 2015, Steve Adkins, Owner of Health Park Pharmacy, and his team decided to create a system, they refer to as Project Harmony. The program was designed to eliminate confusion about a patient’s appropriate medication regimen, eliminate medication errors, overuse of narcotics and suboptimal use of medications, implement a standardized means of communicating medication reconciliation documentation to key community players, provide thorough follow through on referrals and develop significant and meaningful collaboration between institutional and community healthcare providers.
“Before Project Harmony, we had no idea that some of our patients were ever in the hospital or rehab facility. Those patients would go back to taking the regimen they were on, prior to the admission. That inevitably lead to a readmission,” said Steve Adkins.