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:
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.
For more information, visit www.bloomberg.com/slideshow/2013-06-25/top-u-s-states-where-doctors-go-digital.html#slide51.