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Introduction to electronic prescribing

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine

On-demand recorded 8 Jun 2020

Changes have been made to legislation to recognise electronic prescriptions as a legal document. Electronic prescribing allows for the prescribing and dispensing of medicines without the need for a paper prescription, which can improve efficiency and medicines safety.

This webinar introduces the new, optional model of prescribing and the changes it will bring for you and your patients. Delivered with support from the Australian Digital Health Agency, this session will help you prepare for the roll-out of electronic prescribing later in 2020.

Learning outcomes

  • Articulate the difference between the current model of prescribing and electronic prescribing
  • Articulate the difference between the token model and the Active script list model of electronic prescribing
  • Describe potential benefits and limitations of electronic prescribing
  • Implement electronic prescribing in your practice
  • Outline for patients how electronic prescriptions will affect them

This event attracts 2 CPD points

This event is part of Practice essentials webinar series. Events in this series are:

  • Phone and video consultations: a how-to presentation
  • Using personal mobile devices for clinical photos in general practice
  • My Health Record – an update webinar
  • Social media and the use of apps in general practice
  • Secondary use of general practice data
  • Telehealth video consultations in general practice
  • Privacy and managing health information in general practice
  • Technology in general practice
  • Information security in general practice
  • Improving health record quality in general practice
  • SafeScript - Real time prescription monitoring for controlled drugs
  • Medico-legal concerns and My Health Record
  • Notifiable data breaches scheme
  • High-quality health records to support patient care
  • Introduction to electronic prescribing
  • Phone and video consultations: a how-to presentation


Ms Mahala Boughton
Senior Project Officer, Practice Technology & Management


Dr David Adam

David graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2010 and undertook general practice training in outer urban and rural Western Australia. He currently works part time in general practice in Lockridge, as well as being a hospice doctor with the home hospice service. He is particularly interested in children’s health and medical education. Dr David Adam is a member of the Practice Technology and Management RACGP Expert Committee and was on the Electronic Prescribing Technical Working Group established by the Australian Digital Health Agency and the Department of Health.

Introduction to electronic prescribing
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Health Technologies, Telehealth, Technology to assist efficiency of medical professionals
Provider Type
Non Profit Organisation
CPD Points