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In general, the electronic Prescription Service (ePrescription) consists of electronic prescribing and electronic dispensing:

  • ePrescribing is defined as the electronic prescribing of medicine with the use of software by a legally authorized health professional and the electronic transmission of said prescription data to a pharmacy where the medicine can then be dispensed.
  • eDispensing is defined as the electronic retrieval of a prescription and the dispensing of the medicine to the patient as indicated in the corresponding ePrescription. Once the medicine has been dispensed, the dispenser is to report the dispensation information using the ePrescription software.

The epSOS ePrescriptions electronically transmitted to pharmacies in epSOS partner countries contain the currently available ePrescriptions for the medications, i.e. all prescriptions that could also be dispensed in the patient’s home country at that moment. If a prescribed medical product is not available abroad, the attending pharmacist may, depending on the circumstances, dispense a different brand or package size of a comparable product to the patient.

Download Initiates file downloadhere the report on the findings of the workshop on semantic interoperability of electronic prescriptions (eP) in the cross border setting.

The following maps show the countries providing ePrescription Services in the pilot phase (status 01/2014):

For information about currently active pilot sites, visit this Opens internal link in current windowpage or the national subsites by choosing from the drop down menu (top right)!