Aetna, Westmed experience patient-centered medical home success; More than half of technologically advanced hospitals reside in US;

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> The first-year results for Aetna and Westmed Medical Group's patient-centered medical home include a more than 35 percent drop in hospital admissions, they announced yesterday. Announcement

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> Of the 30 most technologically advanced hospitals in the world, according to a list published this week by Top Masters in Healthcare Administration, more than half (16) reside in the United States. Article

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