Electronic prescriptions

Electronic Transfer of Prescriptions (ETP) supports the safe and secure transfer of prescription information between a prescriber (doctor, specialist, dentist, optometrist, nurse practitioner etc.) and a community pharmacy using an electronic system known as a Prescription Exchange Service (PES).

There are a number of benefits to using ETP including:

  • improved confidentiality and security of medication information
  • better clarity and communication of prescription information
  • rapid information exchange
  • potential reduction in medication and dispensing errors
  • potential decline in adverse drug events.

There are currently two PES systems available — eRx Script Exchange and MediSecure. Find out more here.

COORDINARE can assist you and your practice to achieve meaningful use of current digital health initiatives. For information and support around electronic prescriptions, contact COORDINARE at digitalhealth@coordinare.org.au or call 1300 069 002. You can also download our remote support tool here.