XVT is excited to announce our involvement in the provision of a national system that will collect information on all dispensing events related to Controlled Drugs, which is one of the initiatives to be implemented under the Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement between the Australian Government and The Pharmacy Guild of Australia. The national solution will monitor the use of controlled drugs and provide a decision support tool for health professionals to assist in clinical decision making related to these medicines.
From 2008 we have designed, developed and implemented an electronic solution for the Tasmanian Government that records and provides real-time reports on the dispensing of controlled drugs. This has been successfully rolled out to the state health authority, pharmacies and health facilities in Tasmania and been in operation for over 12 months.
We are now working with the Department of Health and Ageing to expand the capability and functionality of the Tasmanian system to cater for a national solution. It will be made available to doctors, pharmacists and state/territory health authorities across Australia.
For more information on the Electronic Recording and Reporting of Controlled Drugs system please refer to the Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement fact sheet: Factsheet ERRCD