Minnesota will exempt solo practitioners and cash-only medical practices from a rule requiring all healthcare providers in the state to adopt interoperable electronic health records. It may be little more than a symbolic gesture, however, because there currently is no penalty for noncompliance.
As the state’s legislative session wound down last week, an omnibus bill setting policy for the Minnesota Department of Human Services passed the House unanimously and cleared the Senate on a 61-1 vote. Gov. Mark Dayton signed the bill Friday.