Fred IT Group is thrilled to have been named 2020 Victorian iAward for Business & Industry Solution of the Year. Fred received the award in recognition of its industry innovation in creating a safer and more convenient medication experience for patients with this year’s roll out of national electronic prescriptions.

The achievement of a national electronic prescriptions system is vital to modern healthcare delivery, and has been important in providing patients with greater flexibility in accessing medicines during the COVID-19 pandemic. National electronic prescriptions provide Australians with the ability to submit their prescriptions to their pharmacy of choice, from anywhere, at any time, without having to leave home.

The achievement of national electronic prescriptions via existing eRx Script Exchange infrastructure was achieved in six months in collaboration with the Department of Health, The Australian Digital Health Agency and over ninety industry vendors, including fellow Prescription Exchange Service, MediSecure.

Driven by the Australian Information Industry Association, the iAwards are Australia’s longest running and most broadly scoped innovation recognition program, promoting excellence in the Australian digital ecosystem. The iAwards unearths, recognises and rewards excellence in Australian innovation that is making a difference and has the potential to create positive change for the community. The VIC State iAwards took place on 12 October 2020. Winners and merit recipients of the awards will go on to represent their State at the National iAwards on 17 November 2020.

The rollout of the ePrescriptions system Token model continues to progress throughout the country, with the Active Script List (ASL) model where patients will not require a token to access their prescriptions to be launched later in 2020.