NU Online News Service, Dec. 10, 3:45 p.m. – Affordability will be the single biggest challenge for the health care industry next year, according to the consultants at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, New York.

The consultants also expect hospitals to increase use of wireless networks to make clinical information available at the point of treatment.

Another development predicted by Cap Gemini: increased use of outsourcing arrangements for business processes such as medical records management, billing and purchasing.