ePrescribing Configuration


ePrescribing functionality is installed automatically with MedicalDirector Clinical, but is initially deactivated. Note also that in order to send and receive ePrescribing data electronically, it is a requirement that you have MD Exchange enabled.

There are ePrescribing settings for both practitioner and patients, as explained below.


Practitioner Configuration for ePrescribing

You can always disable/re-enable ePrescribing functionality by editing your User settings, as shown below.

o       Select the Enable ePrescribing option to activate ePrescribing for this practitioner.

o       Once enabled you must also then specify whether or not to receive notifications (electronically) when the patient's medication(s) have been dispensed.

o       To complete your registration, you may need to log out of, and back into, MedicalDirector Clinical.




Patient Configuration for ePrescribing

Edit the patient record to indicate their level of participation with ePrescribing, options for which can be found towards the bottom of the Pt Details tab.



Example of a Printed Script



Viewing a Patient's Dispensing History

A patient's dispensing history is available under the Old Scripts tab in the Patient's record.

Scroll to the right of this tab until you reveal the Dispense, Date, Dispense Trade Name, Supply No, and Pharmacy columns. If the script has been dispensed in an eRx-enabled pharmacy, these columns will be populated. You can reposition these columns as desired by clicking and holding a column heading, and then dragging the column to the new position.




o       eRx Script Exchange: http://www.erx.com.au/

o       NEHTA PIP Implementation Overviews > Electronic Transfer of prescriptions: http://www.NEHTA.gov.au/pip

o       Electronic prescribing and dispensing of medicines: http://www.medicareaustralia.gov.au/provider/pbs/pharmacists/dispense.jsp