SMS Electronic Prescribing Funding Extended until 31st March 2023
In great news for Bp Premier users who have been utilising electronic prescribing, the Department of Health and Aged Care (DoHAC) has recently advised that funding for electronic prescriptions sent via SMS will be extended until at least 31st March 2023.
The DoHAC has funded SMS electronic prescriptions since first introduced in 2020, with the funding cut-off date extended several times previously.
In Bp Premier whilst funding continues, you can also send electronic prescriptions to patients via Best Health App free of charge. Alternatively, you can email free of charge, or print an electronic prescription token on paper and provide it to the patient if preferred.
If you’re interested in electronic prescribing via SMS from Bp Premier, keep in mind that you’ll first need to set up a Bp Comms account. Bp Comms allows you to easily send communications such as electronic prescriptions directly to a patient’s phone via SMS or to the Best Health App from Bp Premier.
Bp Comms isn’t just for sending electronic prescriptions though, as it can also be used for sending a variety of communications to patients, such as:
- appointment reminders
- clinical reminders
- health awareness communication
- clinical communication
Need Further Assistance?
To find out more about enabling Bp Comms at your practice, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or select Help > Online in Bp Premier to access the knowledge base.
If you don’t have a Bp Comms account set up, you won’t be able to send electronic prescriptions via SMS or to the Best Health App. However, you will still have the option to send electronic prescriptions to patients via email, or you can print the token.