The information in the Prescription Centre is accessible by all social and health care units, healthcare professionals and pharmacies that have joined the electronic prescription service under conditions provided in the law. Professionals use the information through the patient records or pharmacy systems.
All data transfers between the healthcare system, pharmacies and the Prescription Centre take place encrypted between identified parties. Social and health care professionals using the Prescription Centre are identified with a smart card. In addition to users' identity, every prescriber's right to issue a prescription and every dispenser's right to dispense are verified. The prescribing and dispensing of a drug take place using information from the Pharmaceutical Database.