Areas of Support

The Information Services (IS) department at Penn Medicine currently supports:

  • 125 projects on average are managed at any given time
  • 500 interfaces connect data between applications
  • 238 applications
  • 45,448 desktop computers/laptops
  • 2,441 servers
  • 581 databases
  • 3,678,000 linear feet or 696 miles of network/telecom cable installed
  • 33,179 cell phones/smart phones
  • IS education offered approximately 800 classes last year


  • MedView – a web-based portal for Penn Medicine clinicians that receives over one million hits per month
  • Penn Medicine's clinical data warehouse has over 4 billion rows of data in it and grows by over 2 million rows on average a day
  • Penn Medicine's data and voice network supports users at over 90 separate physical locations throughout the Delaware Valley
  • We process more than 1.5 million emails per day
  • PennChart electronic medical record (EMR) database is over 7 terabytes
  • About 30 million unstructured documents searchable in PennSeek

Emerging Technology Initiatives

  • Precision Medicine
  • Patient Engagement
  • Telemedicine
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