SafeScript will automatically obtain prescription records from Prescription Exchange Services (PES) through an electronic transfer when a prescription is issued or dispensed by a medical clinic or pharmacy. No direct data entry will be required by clinicians.
For more information about electronic transfer of prescriptions, visit the RACGP eTP page.
Most community pharmacies and medical clinics (approximately 90 per cent) use software that is already connected to a PES. While it will be possible for clinicians to access SafeScript by logging into a web portal, using software that is connected to a PES will offer a superior and more efficient user experience.
Clinicians using software that is connected to a PES will receive pop-up notifications on their desktop when a medicine in-scope for monitoring has been prescribed or dispensed. This pop-up will inform clinicians whether the patient has a prescription history in SafeScript and if there are potentially high risk circumstances. Clicking on the notification will take a clinician directly to the relevant record in SafeScript.
Don’t know if your clinic or pharmacy is connected to a PES? Contact your software vendor.
Connecting to a PES is free of charge.