An alternative to paper based prescriptions, E-Prescribing is a new delivery method of prescriptions to patients. It allows the transmission of prescription information to the pharmacy via a token sent to the patient via email, SMS or the token can be printed on paper and presented to the pharmacy.
E-Prescribing is not compulsory and the patient can still opt for a paper prescription if they would rather, but they can choose either, not both methods of prescriptions. If a patient is given an e-Prescription and a paper based prescription, one will need to be cancelled.
To enable you to E-prescribe your practice will need the following criteria -
- HPI-O ( Health Practice Identifier- Organisation )
- HPI- I ( Health provider Identifier - Individual )
- eRx ID
- MediRecords configured for E-prescribing
If you haven't set up an account with eRx, please follow our guide here to get started.
For the patient -
- Patient details are correct in full
- OPV check conducted
- Gender is filled not selected to other
- Valid IHI number
for information on configuring your eRx, follow the link below
If you need further assistance please contact support on 1300 103 903 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org