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.