Australia to roll out electronic prescriptions of medicines

As part of the Australian government’s National Health Plan for COVID-19, the Australian Digital Health Agency is accelerating its efforts to allow patients to receive healthcare services while maintaining physical distance by improving access to medicines with electronic prescriptions. The solution includes sending a unique QR barcode ‘token’ through an app, SMS, or email to the patient. This will reduce the risk of being exposed to infection by minimising the time spent in waiting rooms and at community pharmacies.