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Penn Data Store

Penn Medicine’s Clinical Data Warehouse, the Penn Data Store (PDS), is the culmination of multiple years of continuing development. The goal of PDS is to integrate the most useful clinical data elements to support medical research and patient care initiatives through the health system. The advantage of utilizing PDS for data needs is that the data from multiple systems is consolidated into a single model, thus removing the need to file multiple requests for data from the disparate applications. PDS resolves the difficulties in data acquisition to ease the burden on all data consumers so that their time can be better spent on improving healthcare and not at gathering data. We strive to return data back to our requestors very quickly so that projects move forward quickly and efficiently.

Over the last several years, PDS has been an integral part in assisting nearly 200 research and clinical improvement initiatives in addition to the development of several key quality dashboards including anti-coagulation management, pneumo vaccine monitoring, and, in conjunction with CEQI, the UPHS Quality Data Mart.

While the system is continually expanding, the current efforts have led to data in the following basic categories:

  • Patient demographics
  • Encounter/Visit details
  • Patient bed movements
  • Coded diagnosis
  • Coded procedures
  • DRGs
  • Medical history
  • Allergies
  • Medication administrations
  • Lab results
  • Microbiology
  • Blood Bank

If you are a Penn staff or faculty member requesting access to Penn Data Store, go to the PDS website on the Penn Medicine Intranet.