Real Time Prescription Monitoring (RTPM) is a nationally implemented system designed to monitor the prescribing and dispensing of controlled medicines, with a two-pronged approach utilising the National Data Exchange (NDE) and state-specific regulatory systems as listed below.
|TAS||TasScript - coming soon|
|ACT||Canberra Script - coming soon|
|NT||NTScript - coming soon|
The RTPM systems produce real-time alerts and information for health professionals and state / territory regulators. Prescribers and dispensers receive notifications and alerts when they prescribe or dispense controlled medicines. Individual state and territory legislation sets the criteria for controlled medicines for each jurisdiction.
How does real time prescription monitoring work with Genie?
In order for RTPM to work successfully with your practice management software, you will need to check the following:
- You must be registered with your state or territory's real time prescription monitoring system. Please click on the link in the table above for your state / territory to register if you have not already done so.
- To ensure your prescribed monitored medicines are automatically reported to your relevant state body (instead of having to produce a manual report at the end of each month), it's recommended that you install a Prescription Exchange Service (PES) such as eRx or MediSecure at your practice.
Each state or territory also has an RTPM notification app that is free to download, which is designed to provide notifications on your computer when you prescribe monitored medicines for patients through your practice management software.
Due to testing limitations, at this stage we are unable to confirm if any state-specific notification apps will work successfully with Genie, other than SafeScript VIC.
If my RTPM notification app doesn't work with Genie, what can I do?
If your relevant RTPM notification app does not work in conjunction with Genie, you will need to utilise the RTPM portal for your state / territory.
When prescribing monitored medicines for patients, it is your responsibility to log into the appropriate RTPM portal and check the patient's prescription history, using your clinical reasoning to determine if you should prescribe a certain drug.