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. 

The Agency is providing developers of clinical information and secure messaging systems with a financial incentive to deliver enhanced functionality in an accelerated timeframe.

Guidance to implementers and integrators who are implementing the new interoperability standards for secure messaging.

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The Australian Digital Health Agency aims to increase adoption of the My Health Record by connecting the My Health Record platform to mobile applications through industry standard APIs. 

Included below is key information about getting started and key forms required to connect to My Health Record Mobile Gateway. 

This process is an overview of the steps required by software developers to declare electronic prescribing software conformant with the Agency’s technical framework.  

Electronic prescribing is an option for prescribers and their patients to use an electronic prescription as an alternative to a paper prescription. Changes to Commonwealth legislation commenced on 31 October 2019 recognising an electronic prescription as an alternative legal form by which medicines can be supplied under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). In conjunction with the legislative changes, a new technical framework to support electronic prescribing has been developed by the Australian Digital Health Agency (the Agency). The technical framework details the requirements for developers of clinical software to make changes to their software products to accommodate electronic prescribing.

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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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