Success at the Acceleration Lab is not defined just by the discovery of a novel approach, but rather by the implementation and scale of new care models, devices, and technology that meaningfully improve health and health care for patients and providers at and beyond Penn Medicine.

Heart Safe Motherhood An evidence-based program for postpartum women with hypertension
Heart Safe Motherhood

Heart Safe Motherhood is a first-of-its-kind text-based program for postpartum blood pressure monitoring that enables patients to track their blood pressure from the comfort of their home and communicate with their care team without visiting a doctor's office. 

MEND Enhancing mental health engagement, navigation, and delivery

MEND flips the mental health paradigm on its head by integrating proactive psychiatry into existing inpatient care.

Cancer Care @ Home Safe, efficient, life-extending care in the comfort of home
Cancer Care @ Home

Cancer Care @ Home is an evidence-based, patient-centered program that enables life-extending cancer treatment to be delivered in the home.

Penn Medicine OnDemand A virtual primary care practice
Penn Medicine OnDemand

Penn Medicine OnDemand is a fully scaled virtual telemedicine practice operated by Penn Medicine’s Center for Connected Care. Providers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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COVID Watch An automated remote monitoring program for COVID-19

COVID Watch is an automated remote monitoring program that enables patients who are confirmed or likely to have COVID-19 but not sick enough to need hospitalization to be monitored at home.

PennOpen Pass A large-scale COVID-19 surveillance system
PennOpen Pass

PennOpen Pass is a large-scale surveillance system designed to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread and manage those exposed or infected with patient triage and care coordination based on clinical algorithms.

Fast Track to Fertility Accelerating and enhancing care for fertility patients
Fast Track to Fertility

Fast Track to Fertility reimagines the fertility intake process to enable patients to start personalized treatment sooner.

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COVID-19 Chatbot Enabling patients to get answers to their COVID-19 questions instantly
COVID-19 Chatbot

The COVID-19 chatbot is equipped to provide appropriate and timely responses to questions about COVID-19 and triage symptomatic patients to the appropriate level of care at Penn Medicine.

SOAR Supporting older adults at risk

SOAR gets older adults out of the hospital sooner and helps them recover at home safely. 

CORE Comprehensive support for individuals struggling with opioid use disorder

CORE provides comprehensive support for patients struggling with opioid use disorder by focusing on three key touchpoints; identification and engagement, treatment, and support after discharge.

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Step UP A virtual marketplace designed to connect innovators
Step UP

Step UP is a self-service web application that acts as a virtual marketplace, matching volunteers from the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine with initiatives that need staffing.

IMPaCT A standardized, scalable program that leverages community health workers

IMPaCT is an evidence-based, standardized program that harnesses the power of Community Health Workers to improve patient outcomes and quality of care.

COBALT A mental health platform for health care workers

COBALT is a digital platform designed to reduce friction and stigma and offer immediate access to targeted mental health support and treatment for health care workers.  

Employee Hypertension Program Helping our employee population become normotensive
Employee Hypertension Program

The Employee Hypertension Program blends innovative care delivery with new technology and behavioral economics to help Penn Medicine employees with uncontrolled hypertension achieve and sustain controlled blood pressure.

Switchboard A full-service digital platform for secure virtual visits

Switchboard is a full-service digital platform that makes it easy for providers and patients to participate in secure virtual visits. 

Healing at Home Supporting new mothers in the fourth trimester
Healing at Home

Healing at Home supports the postpartum needs of parents and babies by implementing an expedited discharge process and providing around-the-clock access to clinical guidance in the fourth-trimester.

Colorectal Cancer Screening Evaluating approaches to increase colorectal cancer screening
Colorectal Cancer Screening

We are running a series of pilots to identify strategies to improve colorectal cancer screening rates. To hone in on what might move the needle, we’ve tested behavioral economic approaches, experimented with how outreach and communication modalities are used, and explored which types of screening patients are most amenable to completing.

Our Care Wishes A platform to facilitate advance care planning
Our Care Wishes

Our Care Wishes is a free digital platform that supports users in creating, storing, and sharing detailed preferences about their wishes for care. 

Advanced Heart Care at Home A home-based program for high-risk heart failure patients
Advanced Heart Care at Home

Advanced Heart Care at Home is a heart failure-specific program that aims to serve high-risk patients in the home setting to improve symptoms and facilitate timely referrals to hospice care.

LiveAware A screening and navigation platform for hepatocellular carcinoma

LiveAware is a digital platform designed to increase screening rates for patients at risk for hepatocellular carcinoma. 

Colonoscopy and Mammography Resurgence Fostering a safe and efficient return to care
Colonoscopy and Mammography Resurgence
E-Consults An efficient virtual channel for provider-to-provider consultation

E-consults streamline communication between primary care providers and specialty providers so that timely, high-value care can be provided to patients in the appropriate care setting.

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Equitable Telemedicine Care Examining inequitable access to telemedicine
Equitable Telemedicine Care

We are conducting a series of studies examining inequitable access to telemedicine with the long-term goal of reducing barriers for patients.

Real-Time Antibiograms Generating real-time antibiograms to limit antimicrobial resistance
Real-Time Antibiograms
Penn Medicine's real-time antibiogram software enables health care providers to access real-time interactive data on antibiotic susceptibility and resistance patterns, making it possible to track, prevent, and treat superbug infections more effectively.
Hepatitis C Screening Leveraging behavioral interventions to improve population health outreach
Hepatitis C Screening

We are running a series of pilots to identify strategies to improve Hepatitis C screening rates.

BreatheBetterTogether A hospital to home program for patients with COPD

BreatheBetterTogether (BBT) is a hospital to home transition program for patients with COPD that facilitates the development and implementation of personalized home-based interventions.

Teledermatology Increasing access to dermatology consultations

Dermatology consultations have demonstrated an ability to improve patient outcomes, reduce unnecessary utilization, and decrease clinical costs.

Teledermatology improves access to dermatology care for patients at Penn Medicine.

HiRPM Enhanced lab monitoring for high-risk patients

HiRPM is a comprehensive platform that automates lab monitoring for patients on long-term, high-risk medications.

IDTS Monitoring System Increasing the identification and monitoring of OPAT patients
IDTS Monitoring System

The IDTS monitoring system is a comprehensive dashboard that aggregates actionable real-time information about outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy patients at Penn Medicine so that they can be monitored by providers on the Infectious Diseases Transition Service.  

PEACE A new model for pregnancy loss

PEACE is an integrated family planning and urgent pregnancy care model that fills a gap in care. It provides an office-based care option for the diagnosis, counseling management, and prevention of early pregnancy complications with an evidence-based approach that centers around the patient’s priorities.

Focus A smart clinician-designed, tailored chart review tool to reduce the burden of chart prep

Focus is an application that streamlines chart review by pulling relevant information into a single view, reducing the number of clicks needed for clinicians to find information and interpret a clinical picture of the patient.

HomeConnect+ Improving the quality and value of care for patients undergoing hip and knee replacement surgery

HomeConnect+ is an automated hovering program designed to improve the quality and value of care for patients undergoing hip and knee replacement surgery.

ICU Care Coordination Platform Helping critical care teams recognize recovery sooner and take timely action
ICU Care Coordination Platform

The ICU Care Coordination Platform is an automated digital platform that monitors the status of patients in the intensive care unit in real-time and prompts providers when action is needed.

Penn Telegenetics Program Increasing access to genetic counseling
Penn Telegenetics Program

The Penn Telegenetics Program leverages telemedicine to expand genetic testing and counseling services to populations with limited or no access to care. 

Care Management for VAD Patients Exploring how self-testing can improve patient outcomes
Care Management for VAD Patients

The care management for VAD patients project seeks to optimize anticoagulation management for cardiac patients with ventricular assistance devices for heart failure.

IRIS An automated, cloud-based system for interpreting long-term electroencephalogram data

IRIS is an automated physiologic monitoring platform designed for use in the intensive care unit. The platform streams and analyzes long-term electroencephalogram monitoring data, utilizes a central server for event detection, and delivers caretaker notifications through a custom, secure API that is HIPAA-compliant.

New Patient Load Balancing Redirecting new patients to reduce wait times and improve show rates
New Patient Load Balancing

New patient load balancing directs new patients to underutilized clinics to reduce wait times and improve show rates.

TIPS-Connect Improving screening for depression in prenatal and postpartum care

TIPS-Connect is a tablet-based depression screening model for use in prenatal and postpartum care. The intervention, co-designed with patients and providers, implements privacy-centric, evidence-based screening in the clinic setting.

Live Better Reducing readmissions in cirrhotic and post-liver transplant patients
Live Better

Live Better is an automated hovering program designed to keep cirrhosis and liver transplant patients out of the hospital. 

Eyes on Site Transforming retinal screening for diabetic patients
Eyes on Site

Eyes on Site is a retinal screening model that makes it easy for patients to meet recommended screening standards for diabetic eye care.

Superutilization Management Shifting health care utilization for patients with complex needs
Superutilization Management

The Superutilization Management Program integrates patients who have a history of pursuing low-value, high-cost care into a supportive network that enables them to quickly and easily connect with providers to obtain the right level of care for their needs.

TargetPath Implementing an evidence-based guideline for management of hyperglycemic emergencies

TargetPath is a comprehensive program designed to translate evidence-based guidelines into action at the bedside for patients experiencing diabetic ketoacidosis.

The Mobility Project Reducing functional decline and loss of mobility for hospitalized patients
The Mobility Project

The mobility project leverages gamification to address mobility barriers for moderate and high-risk hospitalized patients. 

PATH A practical alternative to hospitalization

PATH supports patients who present to the emergency department to recover from acute illness at home. This innovative model provides a superior patient experience while reducing unnecessary hospital admissions.

Lancaster Concierge Service Improving care continuity for patients
Lancaster Concierge Service

The Penn Medicine Concierge Referral Service reduces barriers and improves experience for Lancaster General Health patients traveling to one of Penn Medicine's downtown locations for care.

PreAct Precision medicine for patients with ovarian cancer

PreAct combines elements of technology and high-touch follow-up to optimize the genetic and tumor testing pathway for providers and patients.

PreOp+ Reimagining the preoperative anesthesia evaluation process

PreOp+ is a screening program that delivers the value of a preoperative anesthesia clinic without disrupting clinical workflow, burdening patients, or adding additional cost.

ARRTE Monitoring follow-up on radiologic findings using an informatics application

ARRTE enables automated monitoring of patients who need follow-up evaluation based on radiologist recommendations.

Nourished A meal delivery platform for frontline hospital staff

Nourished is a meal delivery platform that enables hospital staff to safely and efficiently access healthy and affordable meals.

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TOGETHER Care Improving post-operative and therapeutic care for high-risk patients in gynecologic oncology

TOGETHER CARE seeks to identify strategies to optimize surgical post-discharge and outpatient care for gynecologic oncology patients.

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Check-EN Reducing readmissions among patients discharged with enteral nutrition

Check-EN seeks to reduce readmissions among patients discharged with enteral nutrition.

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Catching Zs Improving sleep consolidation for neurology inpatients
Catching Zs

The Catching Z's project seeks to explore how novel interventions can be leveraged to improve patient rest during hospital stays.

AIR-AD Helping COPD patients breathe easy again

Right Air’s AIR-AD is a fully mobile, non-invasive, wearable respiratory assist device designed to offload the work of breathing for patients wtih chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

MXene Bioelectronics Low-cost sensors for EEG and other electrophysiological signal recordings
MXene Bioelectronics

Simple, low-cost sensors that use titanium carbide MXene nanomaterial to enable gel-free recording of electrophysiological signals.

Limbsalv A portable, ex-vivo limb perfusion system

We are working with a team of experts at Penn Medicine to develop Limbsalv. This portable, ex-vivo limb perfusion system will keep limbs alive for up to 72 hours while maintaining tissue viability. 

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Penn Ostomy Output Program Reducing readmissions for ileostomy patients
Penn Ostomy Output Program

An automated text messaging-based program that checks in with ileostomy patients after surgery reduces readmissions.

Neuralert A first-of-its-kind non-invasive, continuous stroke monitoring system

Neuralert is a first-of-its-kind non-invasive continuous stroke monitoring system designed to address the problem of late or undetected stroke in hospitalized patients.