Govt to try to fast-track ePrescribing during coronavirus outbreak

The federal government is promising to fast-track the roll out of electronic prescribing in the face of the coronavirus outbreak as part of a package of services to ensure medications get to patients quickly.

The government said today it will provide $25 million to fund home medicines services to enable patients to have their PBS prescriptions filled online or remotely, and have the medicines delivered to their home.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: ePrescribing


0 # Rob Hosking 2020-03-12 07:53
Interesting. I can’t see how throwing money at it helps. Some of the jurisdictions are ready but some are not. The GP software vendors haven’t even developed this capacity yet, so I don’t see how it is going to happen. Even if software vendors fast track it, GPs will have to down tools during a pandemic to install new software. That is unlikely. Faxing of scripts will still be common (with snail mail or other methods of originals getting to pharmacies) for some time yet. We shall see. Many things change during times of crisis.

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