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In summary, the future success of a health care organization's ability to meet changing JCAHO standards will be dependent on the integration of information throughout the organization. The growing demand for reliable and accessible data for all levels of staff has become a daily need in health care. One of the key questions that will be posed by future JCAHO surveyors will center on current abilities to integrate and send information from a variety of sources to those who need the data within the organization. Many organizations are planning and implementing strategic plans to create linkages between existing information systems and further the overall systems knowledge of all staff.