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OSF HealthCare - Archive (innovate)
2017
October
17,
2017
A robotic hand capable of gently squeezing a rubber ball, an immersive virtual reality environment for medical students to learn procedures and a computer-based game that helps in the rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy. These are just a f...
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October
16,
2017
Becker’s Hospital Review, the leading magazine for hospital news and analysis, recently announced OSF Innovation is on the 2017 list of 58 Hospitals and Health Systems with Innovation Programs. Launched in 2016, OSF Innovation is a multidisciplinary ...
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October
05,
2017
OSF Ventures, the corporate investment arm of OSF HealthCare, is investing in PatientWisdom, a Connecticut-based company that’s developed an online platform focused on capturing patient perspectives. PatientWisdom is a digital application that mak...
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September
28,
2017
It’s no secret that there is a physician shortage nationwide that’s expected to grow over the next 15 years. That’s especially the case in rural areas where patients typically have to drive a number of miles to see a specialty physician. As part o...
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September
26,
2017
Garrett Vygantas, M.D., MBA, joins OSF Ventures, a part of OSF Innovation, as a Managing Director. He will partner with innovative health care companies seeking to make an impact in the provider-patient ecosystem. With more than two decades of hea...
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August
24,
2017
It’s been a little over a year since the OSF Innovation space opened on the third and fourth floors of the Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center. The co-working environment is purpose-built to house a variety of disciplines within OSF and act as...
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July
20,
2017
A physician with OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center performed the first surgery utilizing the ConvertX™ Nephroureteral Stent System, a device designed to streamline treatment for urinary tract obstructions that prevent the flow of urine from...
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June
23,
2017
Seven undergraduate students successfully powered through two full weeks of medical simulation, lecture and clinical shadowing in hopes of getting a leg up in applying for medical school. Jump Simulation, a part of OSF Innovation and a collaboration ...
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June
17,
2017
More than 20 medical students from throughout the state competed against each other for medals and bragging rights at a SimWars event hosted by Jump Simulation, a part of OSF Innovation. The students hailed from three campuses of the University of...
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June
15,
2017
OSF Ventures, the corporate investment arm of OSF HealthCare, led the latest investment round in Regroup Therapy, a Chicago company that provides behavioral health services over live video conferencing technology to health care systems and other prov...
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June
05,
2017
Six Galesburg and Monmouth area students are getting the chance to participate in a week-long Summer Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Camp at Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center for free. OSF HealthCare Foundation for the West Central...
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June
02,
2017
The reputation of Jump Simulation, a part of OSF Innovation, as being a leader in health care education and training is beginning to expand outside of the medical industry. The facility on the campus of OSF Saint Francis Medical Center recently hoste...
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June
01,
2017
Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center, a part of OSF Innovation, is one of three simulation sites in Illinois hosting training to reduce hospital acquired conditions and readmissions as part of a tri-state initiative. The Illinois Health and Hos...
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May
18,
2017
Jump Simulation, a part of OSF Innovation, is for the first time giving undergraduate students a taste of what medical school is like. The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP) Pre-Med Immersion Experience is a two-week progra...
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May
11,
2017
Modern Healthcare, a leader in health care business news, research and data has ranked OSF HealthCare as having one of the top 10 innovation centers in the U.S. OSF Innovation is listed among other world-renowned centers at Cleveland Clinic, Johns Ho...
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April
25,
2017
You’ve seen it before. Your favorite basketball team seems to be on its way to winning the game. Its members are working together flawlessly until all of sudden, a teammate literally and figuratively drops the ball. The team falls apart, it takes the...
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March
02,
2017
OSF HealthCare was well-represented at this year’s annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH). More than 20 members of Jump Simulation, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria...
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January
24,
2017
About 25 sixth through eighth-grade students participated in the first Mini-Med School at Jump Simulation & Education Center Saturday, January 21st. The day-long course is part of an overall Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program launched ...
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January
24,
2017
OSF Ventures, the corporate investment arm of OSF HealthCare, is partnering with Plug and Play, the world’s largest start-up platform headquartered in Silicon Valley that connects startups to corporations and invests in more than 100 companies a year...
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January
23,
2017
A challenge many physical therapists face is keeping their patients motivated to continue therapy once they’ve been released from care. A team made up of engineers and clinicians from OSF HealthCare and a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign do...
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January
21,
2017
What if medical imaging and visualizing human anatomy were as easy, immersive, and intuitive as playing a video game? The latest project taken on by the Advanced Imaging and Modeling (AIM) program at Jump Simulation & Education Center, an OSF HealthC...
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