Clinicians are leveraging data-driven technology to transform the way we deliver the best care to each patient. And nowhere is the success of this partnership more evident than at the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation.
Academic medical centers are important community anchors in cities across the nation. We’re an economic engine and an educational pipeline for the next generation, but the drive to serve our community at large – far beyond the boundaries of our campus and in ways that transcend health care – is also a critical part of our mission.
After graduating from college but before starting her MPH degree at the Perelman School of Medicine, Elaine Tran became very involved with Walk With A Doc, an organization started by a cardiologist who, wanting to instill positive behavior changes in his patients, invited them to walk with him on a regular basis. It was an instant hit and spread quickly throughout the country. But no chapter existed in Philadelphia.
After the mass shooting in Las Vegas, stories emerged of bystander courage that took place before first responders arrived. Concertgoers used shirts, belts and other makeshift tourniquets to stop the bleeding of those who were shot or severely injured.
Given the tumultuous past few months, I wanted to revisit the vital role government, at every level, plays in health care and reiterate Penn Medicine's responsibility to work with government officials and effect positive change in health care policy.
In a landmark decision, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in August approved chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR T) therapy developed by researchers at Penn to pediatric and young adult patients with relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), who have run out of convenional treatment options.
This White Coat ceremony at the year’s Perelman School of Medicine honored the convergence between PSOM’s prestigious legacy as the nation’s first medical school and its reputation as an innovative leader in medical education.
To raise awareness about high blood pressure, PennFIRST is partnering with the Penn Medicine Center for Healthcare Innovation to offer free on-site blood pressure screenings for construction workers on the site of the new Pavilion.
Whether you’re moving your teenager into college or trying to coax your new kindergartener onto the bus, back to school season can be tough. For underserved families who simply cannot afford a cart full of pencils, notebooks, and binders, though, there is an additional level of stress.
Every two weeks, a Trauma Center unit receives a call to attend a patient with an acute traumatic injury in need of immediate medical attention. The page sounds exactly like a normal trauma page, so staff members believe they are attending to a real patient – until they spot the simulator smuggled in by staff from the Penn Medicine Clinical Simulation Center.
This year’s Penn’s Way Campaign has kicked off, with a fundraising goal of $1.6 million. Over 5,000 organizations will be represented through three umbrella organizations: United Way, Penn Medicine and, new this year, the Philadelphia Alliance for Change (PAC).
Lancaster General Health recently achieved Premier Level Certification from the International Geriatric Fracture Society (IGFS), the highest possible level for geriatric fracture care programs.
New Health Equity fields in Penn Chart will help staff learn more about their patients and thus provide better care.
The American Heart Association’s Philadelphia Heart Walk will be held on Saturday, November 4, at Citizens Bank Park. The 2017 Penn Medicine challenge is to raise $200,000 and recruit more employees, patients, friends and families to walk with us than ever before!