Electronic Prescribing v1.1

Electronic Prescribing - Preliminary Technical Framework documents
These PRELIMINARY documents are provided as drafts to software vendors to have early access to the technical framework and what will be required to enable electronic prescribing.
These technical documents are:

  • A Solution Architecture to provide an overview of the architectural components of the end-to-end national electronic prescribing system;
  • A Conformance Assessment Scheme which describes the scheme for assessing the conformance of software against the Conformance Profile involved in the electronic prescribing process; and
  • A Conformance Profile to summarise the functional and non-functional requirements for software that supports participation in electronic prescribing; and,

The Solution Architecture and Conformance Profile refer to a token-based ‘open’ delivery model for consumer choice of supply. The Agency and TWG are currently finalising an additional architectural model referred to as an Active Script List (ASL) where consumers can access a list of their active prescriptions at a pharmacy without the need to have a token.
It is anticipated that the finalised versions of these documents will not differ greatly from the PRELIMINARY versions.
The Agency recommends that developers review the draft documents and develop a plan to make the required changes to enable electronic prescribing.
It is anticipated that the final technical framework documents will be released prior to 31 October 2019. 

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Please refer to Electronic Prescribing v2.0 or refer to the Release History for all releases of this End Product.

Identifier: 
EP-2928:2019
Date: 
23-09-2019
Type: 
application/zip
SHA256 Checksum: 
24bce312f928a0903e15cbbe1183996bc9dbaed6806535318222d564a3428e8d
Size: 
3.15 MB

Product Components

Product component
Identifier: 
DH-2625:2017

The National Requirements for Electronic Prescriptions provide a set of key principles for a safe system to support prescribing and dispensing of prescriptions in the electronic environment within the relevant legislative framework.

Product component
Identifier: 
DH-2971:2019

From late 2019, electronic prescribing will provide an option for prescribers and their patients to have a digital prescription as an alternative to a paper-based prescription. Electronic prescriptions and paper prescriptions will co-exist.

Product component
Identifier: 
DH-2930:2019

These PRELIMINARY documents are provided as drafts to software vendors to have early access to the technical framework and what will be required to enable electronic prescribing.

Product component
Identifier: 
DH-2931:2019

These PRELIMINARY documents are provided as drafts to software vendors to have early access to the technical framework and what will be required to enable electronic prescribing.

Product component
Identifier: 
DH-2932:2019

These PRELIMINARY documents are provided as drafts to software vendors to have early access to the technical framework and what will be required to enable electronic prescribing.

Release history

By operation of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Establishing the Australian Digital Health Agency) Rule 2016, on 1 July 2016, all the assets and liabilities of NEHTA will vest in the Australian Digital Health Agency. In this website, on and from 1 July 2016, all references to "National E-Health Transition Authority" or "NEHTA" will be deemed to be references to the Australian Digital Health Agency. PCEHR means the My Health Record, formerly the "Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record", within the meaning of the My Health Records Act 2012 (Cth), formerly called the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Act 2012 (Cth).

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