Supremes decline data-mining case, VT law to go into effect
The Supreme Court has refused to review the decision of the First Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold New Hampshire’s prescribing data-mining law, IMS v. Ayotte. That decision, made last November, unanimously overturned an earlier district court ruling to strike down the prescriber data confidentiality law on constitutional grounds.
And a federal court in New York has denied an injunction of Vermont’s data mining ban sought by three health information organizations. The law, which prevents pharmacies from using or selling prescriber-identifiable data without a physician’s consent, goes into effect tomorrow, July 1.
Read more at Modern Healthcare, or for more on prescription data-mining and its effect on patient care, check out our data mining fact sheets, model bill, and amicus brief.