As a premier research institution, the University of Pennsylvania harbors numerous databases: these run the gamut from clinical, research, and financial, to genomic and neurological. Integrating all these disparate data sources has become a massive endeavor at the University’s Medical System. In order to accommodate the organization’s vast needs for data, and to assist accomplishing the objective of become a data-driven enterprise, Penn built the Penn Data Store clinical data warehouse, one of 12 CCHIT-certified Data Warehouses within the USA designated for clinical research use. This warehouse is an ongoing project: it currently incorporates inpatient and outpatient data from eleven distinctly different medical record systems, and is constantly in the process of assimilating even more content from Penn’s medical databases in order to directly contribute to medical research.
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