North Texas health industry leaders will gather for a meeting to see if they can shake Dallas out of its declining health and soaring medical spending. One option they'll hear about, called an accountable-care organization, attacks those problems by pushing family doctors, hospitals, surgeons, and other specialists to work together using evidence-based medicine and even sharing payments, the Dallas Morning New
s reports. Baylor Health Care System is already embracing such an approach. Baylor says it will convert its 13 hospitals and 4,500 network physicians into an accountable-care organization by 2015.