Data Futures, a software development company formed in 1983, has offices in Knoxville and Kingsport, Tenn., Atlanta, and Harlan, Ky. Data Futures owns and markets the CareScope and LunchBox software brands.

CareScope is specialized administrative software for the health care industry to coordinate care for the uninsured and underinsured. The software is installed in more than 500 user sites nationwide. CareScope manages client and services data, provides access to a community resources directory (web-based 2-1-1), handles eligibility determination, tracks volunteer physician services, facilitates care and services for the homeless population and generates outcomes reporting. CareScope has a single point of entry, shares data securely across community or other networks, is portable for field workers and integrates with other medical and demographic software and data.

LunchBox is software for K-12 school nutrition management with installations in 41 states at over 4,000 sites. It is USDA approved and includes an on-line payment feature. LunchBox also provides parents the opportunity to track student meals and control food purchases. The software uses touch screen technology and offers optional biometrics, reimbursable meal vending, meal application scanning and on-line application processing.

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