Electronic Prescribing in Minnesota
Electronic prescribing, or e-prescribing, is an important aspect of e-health and health care reform. Significant progress in using e-prescribing has been made in Minnesota, yet gaps remain.
Minnesota's Electronic Prescribing Mandate
In 2008, the Minnesota Legislature enacted an e-prescribing mandate in order to improve quality outcomes and efficiency in health care. The mandate requires prescribers, pharmacists and pharmacies, and pharmacy benefit managers to be e-prescribing by January 1, 2011.
Electronic Prescribing Mandate and Standards
Minnesota Statutes 62J.497 ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION DRUG PROGRAM
Subd. 2. Requirements for electronic prescribing. (a) Effective January 1, 2011, all providers, group purchasers, prescribers, and dispensers must establish and maintain an electronic prescription drug program that complies with the applicable standards in this section for transmitting, directly or through an intermediary, prescriptions and prescription-related information using electronic media.
Understanding the 2011 Electronic Prescribing Mandate (PDF: 64KB/2 pgs)
Guidance document for achieving the 2011 e-Prescribing Mandate in Minnesota.
Guide 3 - A Practical Guide to Electronic Prescribing (PDF: 2.10MB/64 pgs)
This guide includes standards requirements for electronic prescribing in Minnesota.
Electronic Prescribing Resources
Links to state and national informational resources.