Fragmented Intelligence Breeds Fragmented Care

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Learn how Coverys is using data analytics to identify the root causes of medical malpractice claims in an article by Robert Hanscom, VP of Business Analytics, that was published in the PIAA magazine, Inside Medical Liability. 
 

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