Electronic Transfer of Prescriptions (eTP)

Electronic Transfer of Prescriptions (ETP) describes the safe and secure transfer of prescription information between a Prescriber (doctor, specialist, dentist, optometrist, nurse practitioner, and so on) and a Community Pharmacy using an electronic system known as a Prescription Exchange Service (PES).

There are currently two PES systems operating in Australia – eRx Script Exchange and MediSecure. Each PES has been approved by the Commonwealth and is required to meet specified standards relating to security and privacy. A pharmacy or medical practice may be connected to one or both PES systems.

For more information about ETP visit the following websites or get in touch with the Digital Health Team by phone or email to digitalhealth@swsphn.com.au



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