With the Australian Government’s recent announcement that legislation and a technical framework are now in place for electronic prescriptions, and their vision that all community pharmacies are ‘ePrescription ready’ in the second half of 2020, it is vital for community pharmacies to be prepared.


The 2020 Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference and Trade Exhibition (APP2020) will enable community pharmacies to stay up-to-date with electronic prescriptions and ensure they are ready for implementation next year.


Electronic prescriptions will impact workflow, workload and how patients interact with their community pharmacy. Electronic prescriptions will be a key focus of APP2020, and will feature in the following conference program sessions:


What are ePrescriptions and what do they mean to me? Thursday 19 March, 2pm


This session will focus on two new models for ePrescriptions, demonstrate how they work and discuss the changing role of pharmacy in the medications supply process.


Electronic prescriptions – changes to patient engagement with the pharmacist and pharmacy workflow, Thursday 19 March, 2.45pm


Fred IT Group’s CEO, Paul Naismith will outline the most efficient and effective way community pharmacies in Australia should set up their systems to maximise the benefits of electronic prescriptions, based on reviewing health systems overseas. While a main benefit of electronic prescriptions is having access to a more complete electronic record, this change has a major impact on how pharmacists interact with patients and the workflow configurations in a pharmacy.


How electronic prescriptions will affect my pharmacy, Saturday 21 March, 3.30pm


The Australian Digital Health Agency, who have created the technical framework of electronic prescriptions in Australia, will update delegates on the rollout of electronic prescriptions nationally. The Agency’s Director of Medicines Safety, Andrew Matthews will run through how electronic prescriptions can be implemented in a pharmacy and how it changes the daily operations of a pharmacy.


2020 marks the 30th anniversary of Australia’s largest pharmacy conference and trade show. APP2020 will be held from 19-22 March 2020 at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre.


Download the program for more information on these sessions and take advantage of early bird savings by registering before 31 January 2020 at appconference.com.

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