What are ePrescriptions?

ePrescriptions, or more accurately Electronic Transfer of Prescriptions (ETP) is the foundation for a paperless and more informed way for prescribers and dispensers to manage patient medication in Australia.

eRx Script Exchange provides a secure and safe transmission of prescription information between doctors and pharmacists and because eRx is tightly integrated into Australia’s leading clinical software packages no new hardware or software is required to start using the service.

eRx is free for patients and doctors, and is cost neutral for pharmacists. There are no set up fees, no subscription fees, no exit fees and no lock in periods. To use eRx simply register and activate eRx in your existing clinical software.

The Benefits

The benefits of ePrescribing for the patient, prescriber and dispenser include-

  • Improved quality and safety of medication provision
  • Provides for a timely, secure and consistent transfer of medication information
  • Reduction in the potential errors in transcription and/or interpretation
  • Creates a foundation for improvements in the quality and safety of medication management

For a detailed discussion on the benefits of ePrescribing see-
Why bother with eScripts- Pulse+IT magazine- Nov 2011

Did you know?

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ePrescribing stats

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Sources-

  • Department of Health and Ageing: Australian Statistics on Medicines 2009
  • Deloitte National eHealth Strategy 2008
  • Britt H, et al., 2011. General practice activity in Australia 2010-11. General practice series no. 29.
  • Chan.M, et al., 2001, Internal Medicine Journal Adverse dreg events as a cause of hospital admission in the elderly; 31: 199-205