For the record

Minnesota ranks No. 2 in the nation in the use of basic electronic medical records

Percentage of office-based doctors who in 2012 used basic electronic medical records:

Minnesota: 66.7%
National average: 39.6%

This is according to a recent Bloomberg study. Among U.S. states, only Wisconsin (70.6 percent) tops Minnesota in the use of basic electronic medical records, defined as providing "access to a patient's history, demographics and problem lists, physician clinical notes, comprehensive list of medications and allergies, computerized orders for prescriptions and laboratory and imaging results." Bottom-dweller Washington D.C. came in at 22.4 percent.

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