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5. Texas health system shuts down IT network, cites security threat: 4 details Full story
6. So you want to start a health plan? A look at Sentara's integrated model — and President & CEO Howard Kern's advice Full story
7. Are you prepared to reduce capital spending on equipment cutting operational costs? Click here to learn strategies regarding total cost of ownership.
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Becker's Learning Opportunities
1. 11 must-reads for hospital leaders looking to get the most out of their IT investments in 2021. Click here to read more.
2. Effortless interoperability in the era of virtual care — tips for health system leaders. Click here to read more.
3. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare organizations must learn to quickly pivot to the new normal and bolster their preparedness efforts for the future. Click here to learn more.