Intrahealth completes Safescript testing for Victoria
Intrahealth joins the dialogue on getting the right information to the right people at the right time. We completed testing in Victoria and expect this integration to be in the forthcoming update of 8.2.
SafeScript is computer software that allows prescription records for some high-risk medicines to be transmitted in real-time to a centralised database which can then be accessed by doctors and pharmacists during a consultation.
SafeScript will provide prescribers and pharmacists with a clinical tool to make safer decisions about whether to prescribe or dispense a high-risk medicine. It will facilitate the early identification, treatment and support for patients who are developing signs of dependence.
Prescription medicines causing greatest harm to the community will be monitored through SafeScript. This includes all Schedule 8 medicines and other high-risk medicines such as benzodiazepines, zolpidem or zopiclone, quetiapine and codeine.