eRx Script Exchange was established in April 2009 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fred IT Group.
Proudly Australia’s first and largest Prescriptions Exchange Service, eRx is designed and built for medical practitioners, pharmacists and patients. We work in partnership with every leading medical and pharmacy software vendor to ensure our service works for all Australia health professionals.
eRx is an interoperable Prescription Exchange Service (PES)
There are two PES operating in Australia – eRx Script Exchange and MediSecure.
A PES provides a secure and safe electronic transfer of prescription (ETP) information, between medical practitioners and pharmacists. It is a key enabler of delivering medications information instantly to eHealth systems such as My Health Record (MyHR), MySL and real time prescription monitoring (RTPM).
The two exchanges are inter-operable, meaning electronic prescriptions sent to one exchange can be downloaded by a pharmacy connected to the other exchange.
Exchange level interoperability was achieved in December 2012 and was done without any disruption or change being required from doctors and their software vendors. There is however additional work for the dispensing software vendors to do before we can say we have full interoperability in Australia