Real Time Prescription Monitoring survey now open

  24 August 2017  Western Victoria PHN   

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We are seeking prescribers and pharmacists to share knowledge and insights on the design and delivery of training for the roll out of Real Time Prescription Monitoring. The survey will take 20 minutes to complete and will greatly assist the roll out of this important project.

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What is Real Time Prescription Monitoring?

As part of the 2016-17 state budget, the Victorian Government made a commitment to implement real time prescription monitoring (RTPM) in Victoria.  This will involve the roll out of a software system to over 1,900 medical clinics, 1,300 pharmacies and 200 hospitals throughout Victoria.

RTPM is a clinical decision support system that will allow prescribers and community pharmacists to access an up-to-the-minute medication supply history of certain high risk medicines for their patient at the point of consultation.  This will enable health practitioners to intervene earlier for people at risk of harm and respond appropriately to patient needs.

A consortium of primary health networks, health providers and partners was recently awarded the tender to deliver training to primary care prescribers and community pharmacists.  This consortium consists of Western Victoria Primary Health Network (PHN) as lead agency, the Victorian PHN Alliance and NPS Medicine Wise; in partnership with the Victorian Pharmacotherapy Area Based Networks, Odyssey House, the Association of Participating Service Users, Scriptwise and expert clinicians.

The survey will be open until 6 September 2017. Should you need further information regarding this survey, please email or phone (03) 5222 0806 with any questions or comments you may have.

Information on the RTPM project is available from the Department of Health and Human Services  or phone (03) 9096 5633.