So in a nutshell, what are electronic prescriptions?
E-prescriptions allow doctors to order a medicine via a non-paper prescription. Paper prescriptions can continue to be written and dispensed.
E-prescriptions can help reduce infection with paper prescriptions, and reduce transcription errors. They also prevent the problem of a lost prescription.
The doctor sends it as an SMS or email straight to your mobile phone or computer.
You can present the “token” on your phone to the pharmacy. It will be scanned, and dispensed straight from there.
For repeats, you will receive a new token, which is scanned the next time you need the medicine.
For more information, speak to our pharmacists, or information is available via the Australian Digital Health Agency website.