An enhanced infrastructure is in the current 2020/21 development workplan for CPNI and HSCB.
Key areas will include:
- IT Infrastructure
- Pharmacy Premises
The e-pharmacy programme will deliver four key elements. However, it is likely to be 2 years before the project is at implementation stage and therefore, an interim project has been running to deliver connectivity between community pharmacies and HSC using cryptocards.
Cryptocards have now been deployed to all pharmacies and pharmacy email addresses are in the process of being established. The next stage will be to provide pharmacist specific email addresses to facilitate community pharmacist access to ECR. The cryptocards will also provide access to the BSO payment portal.
Secure HSCB email