Meds-to-Beds is a new concierge bedside service offered at Ben Taub and LBJ hospitals where pharmacists deliver discharge no-cost prescriptions to patients prior to their leaving the hospital. Patients can also opt for home medication delivery through the program. The goal of Meds-to-Beds is to reduce the number of preventable readmissions because patients did not fill their prescriptions because of a lack of transportation or money.
In its first year, the program reduced hospital readmissions among patients enrolled in the program by 15%. More patients have received and are taking their medications as prescribed, leading to better health outcomes as well. The pharmacy team continues to focus on prioritizing patient education and convenience when caring for our community.
Pharmacy initiatives carry a significant cost for Harris Health. To offset the cost, we encourage you to support the the initiatives today.