Global Health’s PrimaryClinic Medical 4.7.0 has been listed on the Australian Government’s Electronic Prescribing Conformance Register to the most current standard v2.2.1 as of the 31st of March 2021.
The Electronic Prescribing Conformance Register is a register of conforming software products ensuring software developers create software that complies with government legislation. This register enables healthcare providers to know which companies and products are conformant.
PrimaryClinic Medical is a clinical software used by GPs and Specialists to manage patient notes securely, clinical documents and prescribe electronically. The Patient records encompass features such as recording notes, accessing past medical history, allergies and other important patient information.
PrimaryClinic Medical now supports all three forms of prescribing including traditional paper, image-based and electronic prescribing.
“The introduction of our electronic prescribing workflow is one more step towards PrimaryClinic Medical becoming the most digital health compliant and complete medical software on the market. We plan to integrate the token-based ePrescriptions with Global Health’s Lifecard Personal Health Record in the second half of 2021. This will enable patients to manage all of their medications and receive communications from their local clinics from one central point.”
Hosi Stankovic, Operational Unit Manager of Global Health’s PrimaryClinic.
Electronic prescriptions have been introduced to improve medicine safety and streamline the process of prescriptions. There are many benefits associated with electronic prescriptions, including:
- It may reduce prescribing and dispensing errors
- Remove the need for handling and storing a physical paper prescription
- Supports digital health services such as telehealth services to ensure continuity of patient care
- Provides an opportunity to protect community members and health care providers from exposure to infectious diseases (for example, COVID-19)
- Maintains patient privacy and integrity of personal information.
Software developers must adhere to the framework set out by the government to be conformant including observed software testing to ensure the software is compliant with the standards set out by the Australian Digital Health Agency.
PrimaryClinic Medical provides electronic prescribing through a token-based approach where patients and dispensers (pharmacies) access the ePrescription for any given medicine via a unique token each time it is dispensed.
PrimaryClinic Medical is committed to supporting the future of healthcare going digital. Being a part of the Electronic Prescribing Conformance Register is a step in the right direction towards a more connected healthcare system across Australia.
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