How Penn Medicine uses big data [Events Roundup] - Philly


Feb. 2, 2015 2:02 pm

How Penn Medicine uses big data [Events Roundup]

Plus: Join #TechInColor to plan the group's Philly Tech Week event.
Hospitals of the future may come to rely on top-notch wireless infrastructure.

Hospitals of the future may come to rely on top-notch wireless infrastructure.

(Photo courtesy of Penn Medicine)

We told you about the 75 apps Penn Medicine has built to improve efficiency inside its hospitals. Now learn about how the health system uses big data at an event held by Temple’s Fox School of Business. Penn Medicine’s Associate VP of Health Technology & Academic Computing Brian Wells will be joined by reps from companies like Microsoft and SAS.

Also, this reporter will be talking on a panel at the World Affairs Council’s conference 21st Century Technology: New Beginning or Terrible End? about how technology is changing society and what’s to come. Tickets for the full-day conference range from $20-$155. Get them here. (Also: Buzz Aldrin is gonna be there.)

And our editor-in-chief, Zack Seward, will be moderating an event next week, Feb. 10, with OkCupid cofounder Christian RudderSee our preview of the Arts + Business Council event on what data says about us here.

And don’t forget about our #PTW15 Twitter Chat this Thursday from 2-5 p.m.


Software as Craft Philly January w/ Russell Gold
Oracle’s Russell Gold talks about the power of unit tests.
Tuesday, Feb. 3
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

PromptWorks, 1211 Chestnut Street Suite 400. Center City.
RSVP. Free.

Big Data: Faster and Better Decision Making
Thursday, Feb. 5
7 a.m.

The Pyramid Club, 1735 Market Street, 52nd Floor. Center City.
RSVP. $10-$35.


#TechInColor: Planning Meeting for Philly Tech Week
This meetup, focused on celebrating the diversity of the local tech scene, debuted at last year’s Philly Tech Week. Join the crew to plan this year’s event.
Thursday, Feb. 5
6 p.m.

YIKES Inc, 204 E. Girard Avenue. Kensington.
RSVP. Free.


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