Program to certify electronic clinical quality measures code; Twitter chat groups beneficial to breast cancer patients;

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> A new program will certify software code at an organization used to produce electronic clinical quality measures. The eMeasure Certification program, created by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, will allow organizations to use more data for reporting by ensuring that the code extracts and rightly reports the information. Announcement

> Participating in Twitter chat groups can help breast cancer patients learn more about their conditions and treatments as well as ease patients' anxiety, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Study

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> The rise of public health insurance exchanges has ramped up Americans' engagement with their health plans, signaling an opportunity for insurers who are able to adapt to a more consumer-centric market, according to a new report from Deloitte. Article

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> Seniors over-estimate their ability to perform tasks, such as getting in and out of bed, after discharge from the emergency department, putting them at greater risks for falls, complications and readmissions, according to a new study in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. Article

> The first Medicare-approved, third party transitional care provider began taking patients this month. But it won't be long before other healthcare providers focus exclusively on this type of service. Newport Beach-based Global Transitional Care provides transitional care to patients who are recovering at home after discharge from a hospital or another inpatient medical setting. Its goal is to prevent a return trip to the hospital, The Orange County Register reports. Article

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