Best Practice confident of reaching ePIP deadlines

Best Practice Software is confident that users will be eligible for the eHealth Practice Incentives Program (ePIP) payments as the company nears its compliance approval for the new requirements.

Best Practice has been listed on NEHTA's PIP eHealth product register for compliance with the integration of the HI Service and the electronic transfer of prescriptions (ETP), and is close to being registered for its interface to the PCEHR, the company's general manager, Craig Hodges, said.

“We are very close, we can almost see the end in sight and we are working very hard to meet those deadlines,” Mr Hodges said.”

“Of those five requirements, we are all but signed off on the final two, but we are expecting it will be the end of February before it is completed.”

He said Best Practice had been in discussions with the Department of Health and Ageing and NEHTA about the deadlines, but was confident users would be equipped to qualify for the ePIP, the first round of which comes into operation on February 1.

Practices must be equipped to access the PCEHR by May 1.

Best Practice has signed an agreement with Argus to make it the default secure messaging service, although users are free to use other products. It is also able to interface with both the eRx and MediSecure prescription exchanges.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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