Hunter re­gion records first e-script

Pharmacy Daily - - News -

NEW­CAS­TLE City Phar­macy has dis­pensed the Hunter re­gion’s first elec­tronic pre­scrip­tion us­ing lo­cal soft­ware provider, Scrypt to de­liver it to the pa­tient at home.

Phar­ma­cist, Jes­sica Cahill, told the New­cas­tle Her­ald that the elec­tronic to­ken-based sys­tem made the pre­scrib­ing to dis­pense process a lot eas­ier for the pa­tient, pre­scriber and phar­ma­cist.

“It means that you’re go­ing to have less lost scripts,” she said.

“They’re a lot more se­cure than your tra­di­tional way of send­ing a script.”

The roll-out of e-scripts is set to con­tinue over the com­ing months with the Aus­tralian Dig­i­tal Health Agency con­duct­ing tri­als in sev­eral Com­mu­ni­ties of In­ter­est across the coun­try.

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