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Practitioners

Over 25,800 practitioners are using eRx Script Exchange every day, contributing to an improved use of medicines and a reduction in the number of adverse medication events.
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Why use eRx?
  • Improved patient safety
  • FREE: no set-up or subscription fees
  • Meets requirement 4 of ePIP
  • Independently audited for privacy and security
  • Part of your existing clinical software
  • No change to your prescribing workflow
  • No spyware or scraping technology
  • No new software or hardware
eRx is already installed in every major medical software program in Australia, so getting started is easy, simply register and activate.

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.

SafeScript

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 will utilise 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 will enable 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).

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SafeScript NSW
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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 Victorian SafeScript real time prescription monitoring system.

Testimonials

  • "Just a note to tell you how happy I am with eScripts and the Winifred program. When I scan eScripts 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
  • "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 NSWMudgee NSW
  • "If every script has an eRx bar code (and believe me the system works) then everyone wins. Biggest of all is patient safety. Go and work in a country area where every town in a district has got on board (Doctors and pharmacies) and see what a difference it makes. I can dispense 200 scripts and only have to manually type 20 scripts in certain areas. Bliss! Doctors can trace adherence too!"

    – David Hawoth – Pharmacy Locum
  • “Got my GPs sorted ages ago and life is good. Yes, I know, these things are easier in the bush (think about that). Even better is the number of outside repeats that are now coming through with eRx barcodes. Had 2 tourist coaches in just last week at about 15 minutes to closing time with 9 patients presenting 34 outside repeats for dispensing. About 80% were eRx barcoded and ALL scanned perfectly and we breezed through at our own pace WITHOUT a hitch and WITH 110% customer service/ counselling, etc. Everyone got the undivided attention of a pharmacist and everyone was happy, and we rang off the tills at 3 minutes past. One big lovefest – bloody brilliant!
    eRx is NOT a ‘nice to have’: it’s a productivity/ Quality Care/ commercial ‘must have’. IMO if you’re not doing eRx you’re deliberately intent on commercial ruin and have no-one to blame but yourself and, if you’ve deliberately turned it off, you dead set need your head read. Honestly folks: in the short run this will save your life and your marriage and in the long run it’s as big a technological change as computerised dispensing. Get with it. Or die.”

    – Peter Crothers - Bourke 
  • “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 - Practice manager - Abermain Surgery and NSW/ACT AAPM Committee Member


    1. “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
    2. “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
    3. “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 - Prosperpine Pharmacy

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