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.
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>