Create a paper MediSecure prescription


Who can do this?

The paper MediSecure option is like a regular prescription but comes printed with a barcode. When the patient presents the barcode to the pharmacist, the drug and dosage details are automatically entered into their system, saving time on encoding, and ensuring accuracy.

Halaxy recognises that some patients might not have a smartphone and not everyone may want to receive their medical documents electronically. Using the paper MediSecure format allows patients to have their prescriptions issued traditionally, while securing their prescription details at the same time.

The process comes in two parts:


For the security of all users and the integration of our health system, practitioners must first follow a few set up requirements to be able to issue paper MediSecure prescriptions.


To be able to create prescriptions, Prescriptions and Order Requests must be enabled in your access level settings.

Video Tutorial

Create the prescription

  1. In the patient's clinical note, click Add Order.

  2. In the window, fill out the following details:

    • For Order type, select Prescription.

    • Select the Ordering practitioner.

    • Enter the Order date and time.

  3. Click Create.

  4. You are taken back to the Clinical Notes screen where your new prescription record is created. Under the List of Drugs, click the Add a drug button.

  5. In the Add New Drug window, fill out the following details:

    • Prescribe as: Select PBS/RPBS (if subsidised by Medicare/DVA) or Private.

    • Drug name and strength: Search for the drug name and strength needed. For PBS/RPBS drugs, you must selected the specific PBS item needed.

    • Directions for use: Complete either section A or section B. If you are filling out section A, you must complete all the fields.

    • Repeats and quantity: Repeats and dispense quantity are required fields.

    • Prescription notes: Complete as needed. Depending on the drug prescribed, some fields in this section may be mandatory.

  6. Click Save.

Your prescription is now ready to be published.

Publish and print a paper MediSecure prescription

  1. On the upper right corner, next to the Edit button, select the down arrow button.

  2. Click Publish, then Continue.

  3. A window popup appears, asking for your prescription type. Select Paper (MediSecure).

  4. You can then review all the prescription details on the popup window before publishing to MediSecure, including prescriber details, patient details and prescription details.

  5. Once all the details are final, confirm your password and click Publish. The prescription has now been published to MediSecure.

  6. Click the Print button to print the prescription, which comes with a unique barcode.

After publishing, you are directed back to the Clinical Notes screen, where you can review the published prescription.

Options from here include:

  • Print

  • View MediSecure Transaction History: shows all the activity for the prescription (if it was published successfully, reissued or cancelled/ceased)

  • Cancel the prescription

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