62J.495 HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE.
Subdivision 1. Implementation.
By January 1, 2015, all hospitals and health care providers
must have in place an interoperable electronic health records system within their hospital
system or clinical practice setting. The commissioner of health, in consultation with the Health
Information Technology and Infrastructure Advisory Committee, shall develop a statewide plan
to meet this goal, including uniform standards to be used for the interoperable system for sharing
and synchronizing patient data across systems. The standards must be compatible with federal
efforts. The uniform standards must be developed by January 1, 2009, with a status report on the
development of these standards submitted to the legislature by January 15, 2008.
Subd. 2. Health Information Technology and Infrastructure Advisory Committee.
The commissioner shall establish a Health Information Technology and Infrastructure Advisory
Committee governed by section
to advise the commissioner on the following matters:
(1) assessment of the use of health information technology by the state, licensed health care
providers and facilities, and local public health agencies;
(2) recommendations for implementing a statewide interoperable health information
infrastructure, to include estimates of necessary resources, and for determining standards for
administrative data exchange, clinical support programs, patient privacy requirements, and
maintenance of the security and confidentiality of individual patient data;
(3) recommendations for encouraging use of innovative health care applications using
information technology and systems to improve patient care and reduce the cost of care, including
applications relating to disease management and personal health management that enable remote
monitoring of patients' conditions, especially those with chronic conditions; and
(4) other related issues as requested by the commissioner.
(b) The members of the Health Information Technology and Infrastructure Advisory
Committee shall include the commissioners, or commissioners' designees, of health, human
services, administration, and commerce and additional members to be appointed by the
commissioner to include persons representing Minnesota's local public health agencies, licensed
hospitals and other licensed facilities and providers, private purchasers, the medical and nursing
professions, health insurers and health plans, the state quality improvement organization,
academic and research institutions, consumer advisory organizations with an interest and expertise
in health information technology, and other stakeholders as identified by the Health Information
Technology and Infrastructure Advisory Committee.
(c) The commissioner shall prepare and issue an annual report not later than January 30 of
each year outlining progress to date in implementing a statewide health information infrastructure
and recommending future projects.
(d) Notwithstanding section
, this subdivision expires June 30, 2015.
History: 1Sp2005 c 4 art 6 s 1; 2007 c 147 art 15 s 2