Minnesota tops Surescripts rankings for e-prescribing states

Providers in Minnesota had the highest rate of e-prescribing in the nation in 2011, with 61 percent of prescriptions routed electronically, according to electronic health record vendor Surescripts. The North Star State ranked No. 1 in Surescripts' seventh annual Safe-Rx Awards, announced this week and based on the 2011 National Progress Report, which was unveiled in May. Massachusetts, South Dakota, Delaware and New Hampshire, respectively, rounded out the top five states for e-prescribing. Last year, Minnesota ranked No. 11 on the list. Announcement

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