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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

Don’t be a victim of phishing this festive season

With the busiest week of the pharmacy year – and single busiest day, Christmas Eve – racing towards us, it is important to stay alert to the risks of cybercrime. The health sector remains Australia's biggest target of cybercrime, and 90% of cyber-attacks start with a phishing email.

December 11th, 2019|In the news|0 Comments

SafeScript wins national Australian Information Industry Association award

Sept2019

The life-saving role of clinical tools in reducing risk for vulnerable Australians was acknowledged last week with Victoria’s SafeScript real-time prescription monitoring winning a national award for innovation and excellence.

September 4th, 2019|In the news|0 Comments

Are you ready for the future of eHealth- ePrescriptions, RTPM, MyHR?

In the news- August 2019

It’s a topic that has been on the radar for some time and the evolution of ePrescriptions is now upon us. It all started with the electronic transfer of prescriptions (ETP) and it is only a matter of time before the paper script becomes redundant… but there is a little while to go before that is a reality.

August 21st, 2019|In the news|0 Comments
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