Category: Health Care

NEWARK, Del. —  Christiana Care Health System has again been selected as one of the Most Wired Hospitals in the United States by the American Hospital Association, a reflection of the health system’s success at using technology to advance its strategic goals. Christiana Care was one of only about 425 health systems selected as a…

Predictive analytics is becoming a mainstream term in the regular business arena. As it applies to health care, could you flesh out the meaning? Predictive analytics is an advanced analytics combining data mining, statistics, artificial intelligence, algorithms and modeling. Essentially, it’s the use of historical and current data to make predictions about the future. In…

Breakdown of new health apps

It’s little wonder that health care costs have taken center stage from the hospital to the White House. Consider the numbers. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the National Health Expenditure grew to $3.2 trillion in 2015, accounting for 17.8 percent of the gross domestic product. That’s why transformative medicine, by way…

State struggles to attract doctors

Delaware exports pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and vacuum-sealed packages of chicken. But when it comes to doctors, the state is an importer by necessity. Along with large rural states such as Idaho, Wyoming, Montana and Alaska, Delaware does not have a medical school within its borders. This can make recruiting and retaining physicians a challenge. Nearly 40…

Christiana Care partners with Israeli company to advance cancer care

By Michael Bradley Special to Delaware Business Times When Dr. Eric Kmiec speaks about the gene-editing work being done at Christiana Care Health System, he references partnerships often. The hospital has teamed with an Israeli company to create personalized cancer treatments from the research Kmiec and his team are performing. In addition, Christiana Care is…

(AP) — A former bank loan officer has pleaded guilty in a case involving a Maryland doctor charged with conspiring to commit bank fraud and making false statements on loan applications. Forty-seven-year-old Tae H. Kim of Wayne, Pennsylvania, was accused of conspiring to engage in fraudulent activity with Zahid Aslam of Elkton, Maryland, an OB-GYN…

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Imfinzi, an experimental drug developed by AstraZeneca and MedImmune. The drug is used for the treatment of patients with “locally-advanced, unresectable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose disease has not progressed following platinum-based chemoradiation therapy,” according to AstraZeneca. “For patients who have…

LONDON (AP) — Shares in Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca plunged as much as 17 percent Thursday after a new lung cancer treatment proved less successful than the company had hoped. AstraZeneca said human trials of the drug Imfinzi failed to meet the goal of improving progression-free survival rates in patients with non-small cell lung cancer. Investors…