The process of dispensing an ePrescription is Minfos is very similar to dispensing a paper prescription. The pharmacy does not need to use any extra software to be able to dispense ePrescriptions in Minfos.
Your pharmacy owner or manager will be able to advise you if your pharmacy is ePrescription ready.
Currently, there are 3 different ways to manage eScripts in Minfos:
- Dispense from an electronic or printed token the customer has been provided
- Dispense from the Minfos eQueue
- Dispense from the customer's Active Script List (ASL)
This topic will provide an overview and demonstration of each of these workflows.
Dispense an eScript from a Token
Customers may present an eScript via a printed or electronic token. This token can be scanned directly into the Dispense Form for pharmacies doing forward dispensing.
Most commonly, the pharmacy staff accepting the script will scan the customers token into the token scanner, printing a small docket which is then added to the script basket for dispensing.
Video - Dispense an eScript from a token
Watch the Video Learn how to dispense an eScript from a token in this video.
Further reading If you would like to know more about the functions mentioned in this video, please refer to the articles below. Dispense an eScript - Overview Dispense an eScript Printing an eScript Token from the Till
Dispense from the Minfos eQueue
The Minfos eQueue is designed to help pharmacies manage both eScripts and paper scripts more effectively. Rather than printing a token and adding this to a physical script basket, Minfos pharmacies can choose to add paper and electronic scripts to an electronic basket in the Minfos eQueue.
Video - Minfos eQueue overview
Watch the Video This video will introduce the Minfos eQueue and give an overview of the functions in the Minfos eQueue window.
Video - Dispense from the Minfos eQueue
Watch the Video Learn how to dispense scripts from the Minfos eQueue in this video.
Further reading To learn more about the Minfos eQueue please refer to the articles below. Accessing the eQueue - Add to Queue form Managing the eQueue Dispense from the eQueue eQueue FAQ
Dispense from an Active Script List (ASL)
The Active Script List, or ASL, is a list of all active prescriptions and repeats available to be dispensed for a particular patient.
It is different from the existing eScripts token model in that a customer doesn’t need to present a physical or electronic token for each script. Instead, the patient can give consent for a pharmacy to access the script from their ASL.
In order for a pharmacy to access a patients ASL, the patient must first be registered for ASL, and the patient must give consent for the pharmacy to access their ASL.
Registration only needs to be done once, whereas consent is specific to each pharmacy and controlled by the patient. Consent may be given for 1 day only, or on an ongoing basis. A patient can register and give consent to access their ASL ongoing at Pharmacy A, but may choose to give consent for 1 day only at Pharmacy B.
Watch the videos below to learn more about ASL in Minfos.
Video - Register a patient for an ASL (Active Script List)
Watch the Video This video will demonstrate how to register a patient for an Active Script List in Minfos.
Further reading To learn more about registering a patient for an Active Script List, please refer to the articles below. Register a Patient for an ASL
Video - Request consent to access a registered patient's ASL (Active Script List)
Watch the Video This video will demonstrate how to request access to view a registered patient's Active Script List.
Further reading To learn more about requesting consent to view the Active Script List, please refer to the articles below. Request Access to a Registered Patient's ASL ASL Statuses Update a Patient's ASL Profile
Video - Dispense from an ASL (Active Script List)
Watch the Video This video will demonstrate how to dispense a script from an Active Script List
Further reading To learn more about the Active Script List, please refer to the articles below. Dispense from a Patient's ASL ASL Privacy Framework Troubleshoot ASL
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