Penn Medicine launches telehealth hub to treat patients across 3 states

Penn Medicine, the Philadelphia-based health system of the University of Pennsylvania, recently opened the Penn Medicine Center for Connected Care to centralize its telehealth activities.

The Philadelphia-based Center for Connected Care, which Penn Medicine is branding as the "largest telehealth hub in the Philadelphia region," will comprise 50 full-time employees. The center will provide 24/7 telehealth support in a variety of care settings across Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

Telehealth specialties housed under the Center for Connected Care include dermatology, ophthalmology and radiology, along with the health system's almost 15-year-old Penn E-lert eICU program that provides 24/7 monitoring of critical care patients.

"Telemedicine is … an important part of our health system's strategic growth, connecting clinicians in different hospitals and ranging from real-time care of our critically ill patients to the expansion of our home care services for patients at increased risk of being readmitted to the hospital after they go home," said C. William Hanson, III, MD, chief medical information officer and vice president of Penn Medicine.

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