The University of Pennsylvania Health System, like many large health organizations, has poured enormous resources into building an enterprisewide data infrastructure. Now that it has the foundation in place, the health system, commonly known as Penn Medicine, is embarking on a large-scale big data project to expand its information horizons and develop predictive analytics to diagnose deadly illnesses before they occur.

Penn Medicine is a leading academic medical center. Based in Philadelphia, it consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania Health System. The health system includes the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Chester County Hospital, Lancaster General Heal, Penn Wissahickon Hospice and Pennsylvania Hospital as well as a number of inpatient and other care services.

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