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IT Management

Simulation Predicts COVID-19 Hospital Capacity

2020 16 Apr

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to put pressure on hospital decision-makers to make critical clinical and resource allocation decisions that are time-sensitive.   Predictive Healthcare at Penn Medicine has developed an Impact Model for Epidemics to assist hospitals and public health officials with hospital capacity planning.   You... Read more

ICU Management

Opioid Prescribing Trends - U.S., Canada and Sweden

2019 06 Sep

A recent study, published in JAMA Network Open, reported that U.S. and Canadian patients were seven times more likely to receive an opioid prescription after surgery compared to patients in Sweden. Overprescription of opioids has become a problem in the U.S. and leaves patients at risk of opioid use disorder. This is also evident internationally as... Read more

Executive Health Management

Penn Medicine wins ECRI Award

2017 09 May

ECRI Institute is pleased to announce Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation in Philadelphia, PA, as the winner of the 11th Health Devices Achievement Award. The award recognizes innovative and effective initiatives undertaken by ECRI Institute member healthcare institutions to improve patient safety, reduce costs, or otherwise facilitate... Read more

Executive Health Management

Study: Overnight Care Quality Findings

2015 26 Jun

A study on the implementation of an onsite attending-level physician supervising the overnight medical residents, shows that the programme had no significant impact on important clinical outcomes. The study, published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine , is the first to look at the impact of an overnight academic hospitalist programme. Academic... Read more

ICU Management

"Sepsis Sniffer": Prediction Tool For Early ID and Care

2014 14 Oct

Researchers at Penn Medicine have developed an early warning and response tool dubbed the “sepsis sniffer” which uses laboratory data and vital sign readings in patients’ electronic health records to automatically alert physicians when a patient has reached a dangerous threshold and should be stabilised. By identifying those patients at high risk for... Read more