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Health care information systems will become critical to the success of health care providers. These systems must make the process of health care delivery more effective and more efficient, assisting the provider in improving the quality of care while maximizing cost reduction through more appropriate care and reduction in administrative costs. The system must be able to capture accurate encounter data for outcomes analyses and capable of use by multiple health plans for their unique policies or programs such as disease management. The most effective means of achieving all of the above will be to re-empower the physicians through software placed in a mobile computing environment with full integration among all participants.