Healthcare provider IT organizations also are moving from “doing IT” to managing portfolios of IT service providers, IDC finds. They are rebalancing key roles among their portfolio service providers to avoid becoming too dependent on any one. Another observation: the first generation of EHRs will continue to fall short of the expectations of users because they don’t optimize operations for a post-health reform marketplace.

Last week, consulting and market research firm IDC Health Insights offered up its predictions for 2014. Among the intriguing observations: Healthcare provider IT organizations also are moving from “doing IT” to managing portfolios of IT service providers, IDC finds. They are rebalancing key roles among their portfolio service providers to avoid becoming too dependent on any one.

Another observation: the first generation of EHRs will continue to fall short of the expectations of users because they don’t optimize operations for a post-health reform marketplace.

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