The use of electronic health records (EHR) can facilitate the exchange of patient health information during transitions ofcare between acute-care and skilled nursing facilities. Long-term care and post-acute care (LTPAC) providers, includingskilled nursing facilities (SNFs), were not eligible to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid Incentive Programs.However, LTPAC providers are increasingly reported as major exchange partners of providers that were eligible toparticipate in this program (1). Also, the Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A Shared NationwideInteroperability Roadmap (the Roadmap) aims to propel the adoption and use of EHRs in LTPAC settings (2). TheRoadmap defines the four key domains of interoperability as electronically sending, receiving, finding, and integrating or using key clinical information from outside sources.

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