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Electronic Prescribing – Frequently Asked Questions

The following Electronic Prescribing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are categorised into the following topics: General, Dispensing and Technical Questions along with a Glossary and links to more information. 

Electronic prescribing – implementation via communities of interest

  • Australia’s first electronic prescription in primary care was successfully transmitted in Anglesea, Victoria on May 6 2020.
  • This involved testing the end to end process from generation of the electronic prescription by a general practitioner, provision of its associated token digitally to a consumer, supply of medicines via a pharmacy and subsequent PBS claim.
  • The implementation of any new software requires initial testing in real environments to confirm not only the technical functionality of the software, but also that it is fit for purpose for the health professionals and the consumers that will use the end product.