The Medicines Data Repository (MDR) is a trusted source of prescribed and dispensed medicines information for New Zealanders. It is based on real-time information received directly from the New Zealand ePrescription Service (NZePS).
The purpose of the MDR is to provide FHIR based API access to a consolidated single source of NZePS data, accessible by NHI and HPI, that can be used by consumers and health providers.
The MDR API provides read-only access to a person’s prescription and dispensing history. This information can be accessed through an approved system application via a FHIR API.
The MDR API provides the ability to:
- request a person's medication history according to their NHI
- request medication activity over a date range
- lookup medications prescribed by a specific provider for a patient
- request records of specific prescribed and dispensed medications.
Who can use this API
Access to the MDR is for organisations that meet the eligibility criteria related to medicines prescribing, dispensing, reconciliation and administering.
Example use cases
The information held in MDR is currently approved for the following uses.