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The push for ac­count­able care or­ga­ni­za­tions means a push for more in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy that al­lows the shar­ing of data. So hos­pi­tals and other providers that are form­ing ACOS are feel­ing new ur­gency to ramp up their IT im­prove­ments. At Ban­ner Health it means fig­ur­ing out how to deal with in­de­pen­dent physi­cians’ “mish­mash” of sys­tems. “There has been an ac­cel­er­a­tion of in­ter­est,” says Dr. John Hens­ing, left, Ban­ner’s chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer.

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