eRx Express took out this year’s Victorian Innovation Award for Health at the iAwards, Australia’s premier awards recognising the innovations of Australian ICT companies, held in Melbourne on Tuesday 4 June.
The prestigious iAwards (www.iawards.com.au) are hosted by the Australian Computer Society (ACS), Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) and the Pearcey Foundation to recognise companies at the cutting edge of technology and to reward innovations that can positively impact on the community. All state winners then take part in a national judging process, with national iAwards winners to be announced on 29 August. eRx Script Exchange also received the iAwards Victorian Innovation Award for Health in 2009.
eRx Express is a free smartphone app that allows people to scan and pre-order their script medicines for collection at a time and date that suits, with ongoing innovations such as script reminders to help make managing medicines easier and safer. eRx Script Exchange developed the eRx Express app to make it easier for customers to manage their script medicines and to provide greater flexibility in how people engage with pharmacy.
According to Jason Bratuskins, Pharmacist and eHealth Products Manager for the Fred IT Group and eRx Script Exchange, “We are delighted to see eRx Express recognised in this way. As Australia’s only prescription ordering app providing the ability to pre-order scripts via a smartphone whilst also integrating with eRx Script Exchange, eRx Express is playing a significant role in making health outcomes of improved patient safety and electronic prescriptions more widely available.”
“We thank our pharmacy and medical IT vendor partners for collaborating to make these important developments available to the public, firstly, in connecting doctors and pharmacists to improve dispensing and patient safety, and finally in allowing consumers to pre-order scripts via that network.”
The app was rolled out Australia-wide in collaboration with the leading medical and pharmacy IT companies, who integrated eRx into their software and made it available to doctors and pharmacists as part of standard software updates. In 6 years, the eRx eHealth network has grown to include 20,000 GPs and 4,300 pharmacies who are now transmitting an average 4.5 million scripts each week.
The benefits of eRx Express include:
- Improved control for patients when managing their medicines
- Improved patient safety by reducing the risk of transcribing errors
- Improved workflow in the pharmacy, delivering efficiency benefits
- A better health care experience for patients as a result of improved coordination and management of care between doctors, pharmacists and patients
- Reduced customer queues waiting times in pharmacies.
eRx Express is a free app for iPhone, Android and Windows smart phones. It can be downloaded now at the App Store for iPhone, Google Play for Android, and Windows Phone Store for Microsoft.