New York set to delay e-prescribing law; Health IT professionals overwhelmed by regulations;

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> New York may delay its mandatory electronic prescribing law in order to give prescribers more time to get ready to comply with it, Newsday reports. The law, the first in the nation, currently is set to go into effect March 27; however, many doctors, dentists and others are not yet set up to make the transition. A bill to push back the deadline a year has passed both state houses and has been sent to Governor Andrew Cuomo for signature. Article

> Three out of five healthcare IT professionals say that the requirements of the Meaningful Use and other federal government programs are having a negative effect on their industry, according to a new survey. Most of them also reported that they did not have the expertise to deal with all of the requirements, and had to obtain third party help to do so. Announcement

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> Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola while she provided care to Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas last year, is now suing Texas Health Resources for the damaged she suffered. In her lawsuit against the health system, Pham claims that the hospital provided neither sufficient training nor equipment, and violated her privacy by disclosing her medical records without her prior consent. Article  

> The Affordable Care Act--and hospital-based programs intended to enroll patients in newly available health insurance plans--have been a boon to bottom lines of publicly traded hospital chains. Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. has been one of the biggest recipients of this largesse, reporting its biggest pre-tax earnings in a decade. Article

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> Several states with a history of opposition to state insurance exchanges now are weighing their options should the Supreme Court rule in favor of the plaintiffs in the upcoming King v. Burwell case. South Carolina, for instance, which supported the plaintiffs' argument, may consider setting up a marketplace, according to Gov. Nikki Haley (R)In Pennsylvania, meanwhile, payers and providers hope to convince a GOP-led legislature that the result would be devastating if the Supreme Court rules against the tax subsidies. Article

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