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 harms from prescription medicine misuse.
Fred IT Group (owner of eRx Script Exchange) has been appointed by the Victorian Department of Human Services to develop a real time prescription monitoring system, called SafeScript.
In 2016, 372 Victorians died as a result of the overdose of prescription medicines. SafeScript will help health professionals deal with this growing problem by providing them with an accurate and up to date picture of patient prescriptions. This clinical data will help pharmacists and GPs to identify and support patients who are at risk.
SafeScript will be rolled out in Victoria in 2018. It will utilise real time prescription data captured via the electronic transfer of prescriptions through Medication Knowledge Pty Ltd to monitor Schedule 8 medications and other high-risk medications.
Visit the Health Victoria website for further details on the SafeScript RTPM system.
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.
- ‘Life-Saving Real-Time Prescription Monitoring Laws Pass Parliament‘, Minister for Health Victoria, 18 Oct 17
- ‘Saving Lives: Getting SafeScript Done In Victoria‘, Minister for Health Victoria, 24 Nov 17
- ‘Fred IT Group wins contract to deliver real-time prescription monitoring in Victoria‘, Fred IT Group, 27 Nov 17