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More than 90% of Australian pharmacies are registered with eRx Script Exchange forming part of the foundation of community pharmacy in the movement towards a connected healthcare system.

eRx is already installed in every major pharmacy software program in Australia, so getting started is easy, simply register and activate.
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Why use eRx?
  • Improved patient safety
  • Faster and more accurate dispensing
  • More time for your patients
  • 7CPA Compliant
  • Independently audited for privacy and security
  • Part of your existing clinical software
  • No spyware or scraping technology
  • No new software or hardware

Real time prescription monitoring

A real time prescription monitoring (RTPM) system provides medical practitioners with accurate and timely information regarding their patient’s medication history to help them make more informed clinical decisions at the point of care. Real time prescription monitoring systems play a key role in reducing the growing harm associated with misuse or abuse of controlled medicines. 

Doctors, pharmacists and nurse practitioners must all check with the RTPM system in their jurisdiction while prescribing or dispensing monitored drugs as per the state/territory regulations.


Fred IT Group (owner of eRx Script Exchange) was appointed by the Victorian Department of Human Services in November 2017 to develop the state’s first real time prescription monitoring system, called SafeScript.

SafeScript launched in the Western Victorian PHN in October 2018 as part of a phased rollout across Victoria. The platform utilises real time prescription data captured via the electronic transfer of prescriptions through Medication Knowledge Pty Ltd to monitor high risk medications including schedule 8 and codeine.

In 2016, 372 Victorians died from prescription medication overdose. SafeScript enables health professionals to deal with this growing problem by providing them with an accurate and up to date picture of a patients prescribed and dispensed medication history. This clinical data will help pharmacists and GPs to identify and support patients who are at risk.

RTPM across Australia

Fred has implemented or been appointed to build RTPM systems for the other jurisdictions across Australia based on the SafeScript platform including QScript, ScriptCheckSA, Canberra Script and SafeScript NSW, NTScript, and TasScript.

All RTPM systems will integrate with the National Data Exchange (NDE). To ensure prescription data is being transferred to the NDE, pharmacies should ensure they are connected to a PES and register for RTPM in their jurisdiction. Register for eRx>

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National Data Exchange (NDE)

The National Data Exchange is a commonwealth government initiative to allow Australian state and territory jurisdictions to provide real time prescription monitoring for their clinicians. The NDE receives the prescribing and dispensing details and acts as a data repository for all jurisdictions and is set-up to prevent cross-border misuse of controlled drugs.

Progressing as a federated model, the jurisdictions are integrating their regulatory systems with the NDE and the individual states and territories are responsible for ensuring appropriate regulations are in place to enable RTPM. The monitored medicines list is in accordance with the states rules and regulations.

Medication Knowledge Pty Ltd

Medication Knowledge Pty Ltd is a joint venture between eRx Script Exchange and MediSecure. It will provide a single means of securely delivering prescription and dispense data to the national real time prescription monitoring system.

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What our customers think

  • “eRx allows my practitioners to send prescriptions electronically directly to the patient, so they instantly have their prescription. It saves admin time faxing and posting, and allows us more time to focus on helping our patients.”
    – Char MacDonald - Abermain Surgery and NSW/ACT AAPM Committee Member
  • “We love using eRx. It’s great when those barcodes come through, scanning them makes dispensing so much easier. eRx improves patient safety by reducing transcription errors which is important to us.”
    – Alex Keipert - Pharmacy Owner - Mudgee NSW
  • “I commend eRx and ePrescriptions, as it has reduced my workload of printing a minimum of over 100 scripts every week, in addition to having to sign each script twice and having to handwrite the details of the S8 scripts. Also the Real Time Prescription Monitoring (RTPM) has helped in checking the status with restricted scripts.”
    – Dr Mario Fernando - Principal GP at Lima Medical Pty Ltd, Bendigo VIC
  • “Just a note to tell you how happy I am with eRx and ePrescriptions. When I scan prescriptions all the information is immediately there and it saves so much time. Also, ctg scripts are caught, (which often get missed as I notice from repeats we get from other pharmacies), which allows us to provide a more efficient service to our customers.”
    – Glenna Hinschen - Proserpine Pharmacy

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