Category: Health Care

The State of Delaware has awarded Aetna a three-year contract to provide an HMO option to state employees and pensioners. The contract begins July 1. The Aetna HMO plan is linked to Carelink CareNow, a patient care coordination service powered by Christiana Care Health System. “We are delighted to be selected once again to provide…

Bayhealth and Bayada Home Health Care have announced a joint venture to replace Bayhealth’s home health care operation with a collaborative model led by Bayada. The goal is to enhance delivery of home care for patients living in central and southern Delaware. The venture follows a recent trend in brick-and-mortar hospitals handing off home health…

Delaware will host a Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at locations throughout the state. The Department of Health and Social Service (DHSS) and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) organized the effort as a way to keep excess prescription drugs from being misused or dumped into the waste stream. The state…

A new medical report from Global Market Insights shows the orthopedic devices market should reach $53 billion by 2024. The report said the growing geriatric population coupled with the increasing prevalence of arthritis and osteoporosis will stimulate growth. Poor diet intake, lack of physical activity, and changing lifestyle trends should also fuel demand. The rising…

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Dozens of people turned out for a discussion with Gov. John Carney about a bill that would legalize the recreational use and sale of marijuana. The News Journal reports (http://delonline.us/2oWTIW7 ) supporters of the measure far outweighed opponents at the meeting in Wilmington on Wednesday. The governor has voiced opposition to…

As the General Assembly considers a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana use, Gov. John Carney is holding a roundtable discussion at the Delaware Technical Community College today at 4:00 p.m on the topic. The group includes the bill’s chief sponsors, marijuana advocates, and community members: Senator Margaret Rose Henry Representative Helene Keeley Zoe Patchell,…

Brian E. Dietz resigned today as president and CEO of Saint Francis Healthcare, a Catholic hospital that serves Wilmington and Northern New Castle County Dave Ricci, recently president and CEO of St. Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey, will take over the position. “Dave Ricci is a strong and strategic leader with proven experience…

Pharmacists feel the pressure in fight against opioids

Kim Robbins didn’t usually get asked for the same drug twice by a single customer. But one day in 2005, she finished a shift at the Happy Harry’s pharmacy in Harrington and then drove up to Dover to cover a shift for a friend. When a familiar face came in asking to fill a prescription…

Intellitec Solutions, a Wilmington-based consulting firm, announced an initiative today that will move the customer relationship management firm into the senior care business. The company will partner with PointClickCare, a cloud-based software platform, to offer an accounting solution to senior care facilities that integrates directly with electronic health records. The goal is to provide long-term…

The Christiana Care Health Care System this week earned the Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for its technology-based Care Link program. The award is given by the Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum, two prestigious performance trackers of the health care industry. The Care Link program allows patients and providers to access an…