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The potential reform of our health care system has initiated market changes that include mergers, acquisitions, and consolidations. This shift in the market has created demand for immediate access to clinical information. The author predicts that the computer-based patient record system will become the clinical information source of the future, providing staff with the ability to capture, store, and communicate medical information instantaneously.