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System News Digital Edition -- November 2014

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Connexus: Real-time Patient Information in a Mobile-Friendly View

With the advent of electronic medical records, patient information became as close as the nearest computer. But securely logging in to a desktop and waiting for the EMR to load can be a lengthy process. Now, Connexus takes this access to cl...Full story

PennSeek: A Major Change in Data Access

Traditionally, researchers have struggled with accessing data across multiple clinical systems, especially when that data is unstructured, as in the case of progress notes and reports. Researchers had few choices except to manually search t...Full story

Anatomy of a Move

The Complexities of Moving Penn Trauma to PPMC Trauma care is complex. Indeed, depending on the type of injury, a trauma patient could require treatment by a neurosurgeon, an orthopaedist, an ophthalmologist, an obstetrician….and many othe...Full story

Theresa Larivee Named PAH Executive Director

Theresa Larivee has been named the new executive director of Pennsylvania Hospital. Larivee succeeds Michael Buckley, MD, who retired after four very successful years leading and 37 years in total at the hospital. Prior to this promotion, ...Full story

Leadership Transitions

New Chief of PAH Cardiovascular Surgery Satoshi Furukawa, MD, has been named chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital. Previously chief of CT surgery at Reading Hospital and Medical Center, Furukawa specializes in open and...Full story

Let the Celebration Begin!

Earlier this year, the Perelman School of Medicine kicked off its 250th birthday year with a cake-cutting celebration. Leading the festivities were Amy Gutmann, PhD, University president; J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD, executive VP of the Unive...Full story

Recognizing Clinical Care Excellence

The Penn Medicine Awards of Excellence, established in 1996, recognize faculty from the Perelman School of Medicine who exemplify the profession’s highest values of scholarship and teaching, innovation, commitment to service, leadership and...Full story

CCH Receives HAP Achievement Awards

Each year, The Hospital Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) recognizes hospitals and health systems that enhance and refine health-care quality, delivery and cost effectiveness. Chester County Hospital received two of the 15 HAP...Full story

Penn Named National Pulmonary Hypertension Care Center

Penn Medicine has been named one of the first fully accredited Pulmonary Hypertension Care Centers (PHCCs) in the country, with its Pulmonary Hypertension/Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program at Penn Presbyterian and HUP. The Pulmonary Hypert...Full story

Ebola Preparedness at Penn Medicine

Penn Medicine is able to provide expert clinical care under a broad range of circumstances, keeping the safety and protection of our patients and staff as our top priority at all times. As our preparations for the potential of receiving an ...Full story


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