IT Supports New Health Care Models in 2011

A new study shows that health care providers will use technology to improve care and cut costs in 2011. Health care providers will use technology to improve care and cut costs in 2011, according to The Camden Group, a business advisory firm that released a new report, “Top 10 Trends in Healthcare in 2011.” Information technology underpins providers’ ability to shift to new care models, says The Camden Group, so IT will move to center stage in 2011. Examples will include the implementation of electronic medical records (EMRs), computerized physician order entry, and health information exchanges.