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Even without passage of Federal healthcare reform legislation, the healthcare market is responding to cost-control pressures by becoming more integrated and business-driven. As mergers and collaborations increase, automated system infrastructures must be developed to support the information needs of newly formed integrated healthcare delivery systems. Strategic plans must include provisions for creating new information systems or expanding existing systems so they can support seamless integration and access to patient data among varying providers.