The patient can elect to receive their electronic prescription token via SMS, email or paper printout for each item prescribed. Once in possession of their token(s) the patient can present this to their pharmacy of choice or submit to them via SMS, email, or a medication management service or app. The token provides a link to a unique code used by the dispensing pharmacy to access the legal document for dispensing. If the patient has any repeats of a prescription, a new token will be sent to them when the prescription is dispensed.
Due to COVID-19, SMS costs are are being subsidised by the Government until June 2022. After this period, costs will be passed onto pharmacies & practitioner vendors.
eRx electronic prescriptions tokens now include a button to help patients order their prescriptions remotely. Simply open the token and click the green button for options to pre order with your local pharmacy for pickup or home delivery.
The My Script List (MySL) active script list enables a patient to authorise pharmacies, doctors and third-party intermediaries of their choice access to a personal digital list of their current prescriptions and repeats. This patient-controlled access can be ongoing or for a short period of time and is obtained simply via an SMS or email to the patient or their carer. Once granted access, a pharmacy may dispense the electronic prescriptions requested by the patient directly from their My Script List. Similarly, doctors and third-party intermediaries, with patient consent, can view the active list of scripts.
My Script List is a FREE service that supports patients to easily manage their current medications. This option removes the need to receive separate electronic prescription tokens and repeats and puts an end to prescriptions being lost.
Pharmacies can seamlessly manage electronic prescriptions and paper prescriptions in one electronic workflow with MedView Flow. The cloud-based tool can be used with any dispensing software and is available FREE of charge for up to 5 devices in each pharmacy.
Visit www.medview.com.au/flow to find out more.
Electronic Prescriptions – For Dispensers, Australian Digital Health Agency
Electronic Prescribing, Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)