Time called for the last time on image-based prescribing: DoH

The Australian Department of Health has reminded prescribers and dispensers for what it says is the final time that image-based prescribing will come to an end on December 31.

The temporary measure was introduced at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic to allow prescribers to send a photo or fax of a prescription to pharmacists without the need to post a paper copy.

The department has backtracked on the issue before but says it will definitely end in 2021. It has agreed to continue the SMS subsidy until June 30, 2022.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: eScripts, image-based prescribing

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