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Published on 05 August 2021

Acute Medication Service (AMS) introduces the Electronic Transfer of Prescriptions (ETP).

AMS supports the provision of pharmaceutical care services for acute episodes and any counselling and advice.

On receiving a prescription in the pharmacy, the barcode is scanned which retrieves the electronic prescription message for that prescription.

The pharmacist then uses this information for dispensing purposes, reducing the need for data entry and transcription. Dispensing a prescription creates and sends an electronic claim message to support payment.