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By crunching data on patients, software developers promise to help U.S. hospitals and insurers accomplish a crucial task: identifying those most in need of stepped-up care to manage their chronic illnesses.

But a STAT investigation found that these software systems are infusing racism into health care by systematically overlooking obstacles faced by people of color. Here are five takeaways:

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