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What is the key managerial issue faced by health care managers today? What make this issue so significant? How is this different than a key issue in years past? Document any citations used.

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1. What is the key managerial issue faced by health care managers today? What make this issue so significant? How is this different than a key issue in years past? Document any citations used.

Managing the explosion of digital data in healthcare is becoming increasingly complex. The need for an effective approach to information management and storage has never been greater. "Information technology (IT) is critical to healthcare providers?not only to ensure high-quality patient services but also to reduce administrative and clinical costs. Declining reimbursement, increasing competition, and inefficient resource utilization are all affecting the viability of many healthcare organizations (HCOs). To improve patient care and make rapid and effective decisions, ...

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