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eRx Express wins ICT Innovation Award

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.

eRx Express smart phone app to connect consumers to national eScripts network.

eRx Script Exchange announced today that it will launch its first smart phone app to connect consumers with eRx’s national eScripts network in October.

eRx Express is a smart phone application that allows customers to scan and pre-order their medicines from their regular pharmacy or other pharmacy of choice. The app works by scanning the QR code that will begin to appear on prescriptions, replicating the eRx barcode information on each script. Customers can then collect their medicine at a convenient date and time, safe in the knowledge that all privacy and safety issues are being addressed. Customers hand over their paper script at the same time that they collect, ensuring that all PBS requirements are met.

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GPs sending 1 million eRx scripts every week

Doctors have now achieved a milestone of one million new prescriptions being
uploaded to eRx Script Exchange each week, with more than 13,000 doctors sending eRx scripts every day.

This milestone came as eRx was formally recognised by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) as a provider of ETP (electronic transfer of prescriptions).

According to David Freemantle, General Manager, eRx Script Exchange, “These milestones recognise the importance of eScripts and eHealth to quality care. Every GP script that is uploaded to eRx contributes to the robustness and accuracy of medicines information at the dispensing end, reducing the potential for health misadventures and underscoring professional and patient confidence in the efficiency and accuracy of our health processes.”

“We are very pleased to be working with the RACGP as a recognised ETP provider. The leadership and participation of both the medical and pharmacy professions has been vital to advancing eHealth. The bedding of eScripts into quality care programs such as the ePIP as well as into the 5th Community Pharmacy Agreement has been integral in extending the safety and accuracy benefits of eRx to as many patients as possible.”

These milestones follow ongoing discussions with RACGP as part of eRx’s commitment to optimising its functionality for doctors and pharmacy. With the commencement of interoperability between the two recognised ETP providers in January, this new prescription information becomes immediately available to all pharmacies regardless of which ETP provider they use. eRx’s national network of more than 3,200 pharmacies guarantees more of the doctors’ electronic scripts are dispensed every week.

For further information please contact eRx Script Exchange on 1300 700 921.

Dispense Notifications temporarily disabled following request from RACGP

eRx Script Exchange has disabled all dispense notification messages from Wednesday 13 March 2013. This is as a result of a request from the RACGP to both Prescription Exchange Service providers. The dispense notification service has been stopped centrally at eRx Script Exchange. Please disregard notification consent prompts if they appear in your clinical software, as regardless of your request the notification will not be received. Future updates of your clinical software will provide prescription notifications via a modified format and details will be provided when available.

Please note that this change only affects dispense notifications, and that scripts can still be downloaded and dispensed by pharmacies. There is also no impact on ePIP eligibility.

If you have any further queries please contact eRx Script Exchange on 1300 700 921 or support@erx.com.au.

eRx announcement 12 March 2013

AAPM joins forces with eRx

The Australian Association of Practice Managers (AAPM) is partnering with MedView and eRx in recognition of their importance to Australia’s eHealth future.

National President of the AAPM, Brett McPherson, said “The AAPM is joining the MedView project and endorsing eRx because of their integral role in Australia’s eHealth future. MedView represents a tremendous advance in medicines management, and ePrescribing is a vital link in the secure sharing of consented data required to achieve this. The practice management profession has a long history of leadership in healthcare management, and we now have a significant opportunity to dramatically advance medicines management and help shape Australia’s eHealth future.”

Read more about it here: eRx_AAPM_MedView_media_release