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4. Aligning people, policies + tech across sites can deliver impressive financial results. Click here to learn how CommonSpirit does it.
5. New research may answer why people who are overweight face severe COVID-19 risk Full story
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7. EHRs are essential — but they won’t solve staffing issues. See how Hartford Healthcare found a simple solution.
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9. 3 ways racial bias and stereotypes affect clinical decision-making: KFF Full story
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11. Overworked call centers? Here's how Notable Health used AI to slash a health system's call volumes by 60%.
12. 7 efforts launched in 2021 to recruit, retain healthcare employees Full story
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Becker's Learning Opportunities
1. Telehealth moves beyond video visits for quick scripts. Learn why patient engagement apps lead to better outcomes + lower costs.
2. Health systems can't be consumer-friendly without complete data — learn more here.
3. Hefty fines for not complying with price transparency are on the way. Here's how hospitals can avoid them.