What is electronic prescribing?
Electronic prescribing or ePrescribing is a technology framework that allows physicians and medical practitioners for the prescribing and dispensing of medicines without the need for a paper prescription, which can improve efficiency and medicines safety. Electronic prescribing is currently facilitated by eRx Script Exchange, and it has been developed to improve patient safety ensuring that the information on a patient’s prescription arrives exactly as intended.
Setting up for Electronic Prescribing
In order to use Electronic Prescribing and generate Paper Prescribing token, the following information is required.
HPI-O number for the Practice, for further information regarding obtaining a HPI-O number please visit Services Australia
HPI-I number for the practitioner/doctor/specialist, for further information regarding obtaining a HPI-I number please visit Services Australia
IHI number for the patient
eRx Provider Entity ID
NOTE: If you have any issues obtaining your HPI-O and/or HPI-I number please contact:
1) Services Australia (HPOS) via phone on 132 150 (option 6)
2) Australian Digital Health Agency via phone on 1300 901 001, Option 2 or email at email@example.com
Registering for eRx
To use Electronic Prescribing, each prescriber in a practice is required to register individually with eRx (script exchange) and to obtain your eRx Provider Entity ID. If you work in more than one practice, you will need to register multiple times.
NOTE: Please keep your eRx Provider Entity ID on hand as you will be required to enter this into your Clinic to Cloud environment when the new Electronic Prescriping feature is live.
Please follow this link: https://register.erx.com.au/prescriber to register with eRx for Electronic Prescribing services. Please have your prescriber number on hand to complete your registration.
When entering your details, make sure you select the “Clinic to Cloud” option in the Prescribing Software drop-down.