Software vendor Caradigm, a joint venture of Microsoft and GE Healthcare, has developed an application to convert skilled nursing patient assessments, called Minimum Data Sets, into a standard Continuity of Care Document.

This software is designed to enable nursing facilities to participate in health information exchanges regardless of whether they use an electronic health records system. Caradigm worked with the Keystone Beacon Community in Pennsylvania, led by Geisinger Health System and one of 17 communities across the nation funded under the HITECH Act to become models for use of health information technology.

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