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Australian Digital Health Agency electronic prescriptions courses

Social distancing requirements introduced in response to COVID-19 have highlighted the great need for electronic prescriptions. Changes have now been made to Commonwealth legislation to recognise an electronic prescription as a legal form to allow medicine supply. This means that authorised prescribers are now able to issue an electronic prescription using their clinical software.

The Australian Digital Health Agency is offering electronic prescriptions eLearning courses for prescribers.

The eLearning courses, available free at, include three modules:

  1. Introducing electronic prescriptions
  2. Using electronic prescriptions
  3. Preparing for electronic prescription

After completing the course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe what electronic prescriptions are and where they are stored
  • Discuss the token model and how it is used to prescribe and dispense medicines 
  • Identify key legislative and software conformance requirements
  • Outline the steps that you need to follow to prepare the organisation for electronic prescriptions
  • Respond to common patient questions about electronic prescriptions.

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