ePrescription SMS subsidy extended, image-based prescribing to end

The Australian Department of Health will continue to subsidise the SMS costs for GPs issuing electronic prescription tokens to patients’ mobile phones until the end of June 2022.

However, it intends to cease the special arrangements for image-based prescriptions rolled out at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic as scheduled on September 30 this year.

Image-based prescribing allowed doctors to email, text or fax a digital image of a paper script to the patient’s pharmacy following a telehealth consult.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: ePrescribing, eScripts, image-based prescribing

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