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Fred receives 2020 VIC iAward for achievement of national electronic prescriptions

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.

October 14th, 2020|In the news|0 Comments

Northern Territory completes national network of electronic prescriptions

Electronic prescriptions are now transacting across Australia, with the Northern Territory’s successful dispense of its first paperless electronic prescription on 1 September

eRx Script Exchange has now successfully enabled electronic prescriptions to be transacted in all Australian states and territories as part of the national network for electronic prescribing and dispensing.

September 3rd, 2020|In the news|0 Comments

ePrescribing rollout and COVID-19 response

The rollout of ePrescribing is well underway with Communities of Interest (COI) set up across the country. With over 10,000 ePrescription tokens dispensed, the feedback on the token model has been positive from participating Doctors, patients and Pharmacists.

We continue to learn from the COI’s and look forward to the introduction of the Active Script List in the coming months to complete the ePrescribing solution and to provide added features for you and your patients.

August 20th, 2020|In the news|0 Comments

Western Australia dispenses first electronic prescription

Western Australia successfully prescribed and dispensed its first paperless electronic prescription yesterday, bringing Australia’s health care system one step closer to the successful national delivery of electronic prescriptions.

Plaza Medical Centre and Wizard Pharmacy achieved the state’s first electronic prescription which was prescribed and dispensed in Kalgoorlie.

July 30th, 2020|In the news|0 Comments

Pharmacy cyber security checks vital in preparing for electronic prescriptions

Fred IT Group has urged pharmacies to actively protect against cyber security risk as the sector prepares for the introduction of electronic prescriptions in Australia this year.

We have been looking forward to Australia’s move to electronic prescriptions for more than a decade to further strengthen medication safety, and provide added flexibility for pharmacies and their patients.

Electronic prescriptions will also mean that pharmacies are working with larger amounts of digital data, and that data will be increasingly important to their business continuity. To prepare for this move, we urge pharmacies to pay attention to their cyber security protection.

July 28th, 2020|In the news|0 Comments

Fred’s WhatsApp ePrescription solution wins ADHA Innovation Challenge

Fred are proud to have been announced as one of the winners of the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) Innovation Challenge, for our solution which enables Australians to easily access their prescriptions electronically via WhatsApp.

The solution is the first use of the WhatsApp platform for prescription dispensing requests via a WhatsApp chatbot and enables patients who use the platform to forward their required prescriptions to their local pharmacy of choice for dispensing.

June 30th, 2020|In the news|0 Comments

Australia’s first electronic prescription successfully dispensed in primary care

Leading Australian prescribing and dispensing vendors collaborate to achieve electronic prescription dispense.

Australia’s first paperless electronic prescription in primary care was successfully prescribed and dispensed in Victoria yesterday, marking a significant first step in the national delivery of electronic prescriptions.

May 7th, 2020|In the news|0 Comments

Protecting pharmacy against data breaches

Despite debates about data privacy, three million Australians downloaded the new tracing app, COVIDSafe, within 72 hours of its launch by the Federal Government in April to help track the spread of coronavirus.

This rapid take-up suggests that many of us have become comfortable living with data “in the cloud” as we navigate our way around the web.

May 1st, 2020|In the news|0 Comments

Launch of Australia’s first pharmacy dispensing workflow for electronic scripts

eRx Script Exchange is launching a new workflow tool to help pharmacies manage the dispensing changes which will occur with the introduction of electronic prescribing in Australia in 2020.

Electronic prescribing means that patients will be able to present their prescription electronically using a mobile phone, email message, or other pharmacy app, in addition to the traditional paper script.

March 17th, 2020|In the news|0 Comments

Cyber security risk: what is it and how much of a concern is it for your pharmacy?

In the news-Feb 2020

You would never go on holidays and leave your pharmacy’s front door ajar. So why would you leave your cyber security unlocked?

There is a great deal that you can do to protect your pharmacy and patient information from cyber risk. This article talks you through the fundamentals.

February 6th, 2020|In the news|0 Comments
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