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For AOL Users: Penn Health Information

The University of Pennsylvania Health System and Digital City Philadelphia have joined forces to provide an online health-information site to America Online members, with UPHS as exclusive healthcare provider for the new site.

The relationships gives Digital City Philaelphia members access to health information through such mechanisms as daily health tips, information on managing chronic conditions, chat sessions with Penn physicians, and listings of educational seminars, support groups and special events. Using the site's interactive map, online users can also locate a Penn primary care provider or specialist, and request an appointment. The site is accessible to America Online members at keyword Penn Health.

"This relationship helps the University of Pennsylvania Health System maintain a committed connection with the online community, locally and globally," said Dean William Kelley, CEO of the UPHS. "This is an innovative venture that provides online users a gateway to credible health-related information from a national healthcare leader."

Digital City Philadelphia is part of a 14-city network based in Vienna, Va., owned primarily by AOL and the Tribune Company. In this region it has some 300,000 members, according to Jim Riesenbach, Digital City's General Manager. AOL subscribers can access Digital City Philadelphia at keyword Philly.

Return to:Almanac, University of Pennsylvania, November 4, 1997, Volume 44, No. 11