Pharmacies have the ability to dispense from an national standard (PBS/RPBS compliant) hospital medication chart. For more information, see PBS Hospital Medication Chart on the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care website.

In order to dispense from a HMC, the prescribing hospital needs to be configured as HMC compliant within Minfos.

From Dispense Pro:

1. Click the Maintenance menu and select 5. Hospitals. 

 The Hospital Maintenance window is displayed.

2. Select the hospital to be edited and click Change.3. The Hospital Editing window is displayed.

 4. In this window do the following:

a. From the Hospital Type drop down menu, select either Public or Private.

b. Enter a valid DHS hospital Provider No. and check the Compliant HMC checkbox to specify that the hospital uses PBS/PPBS compliant HMCs.

c. Click Okay to save your changes.

You have now configured the selected hospital as being HMC compliant. All patients assigned to the selected hospital can now have items dispensed from a HMC.

Follow the standard Minfos procedure to link new patients to a hospital. New patients are automatically set up to use HMC dispensing when they are linked to a hospital that has been configured for dispensing from a compliant HMC.