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OSF HealthCare Features

August
23,
2019
| 05:53 PM America/Chicago
One in five children under 18 years old is considered obese, a number that has held steady in recent years. 8% of children are considered severely obese – their Body Mass Index (BMI) is 120% over where is should be for their age and gender. That
August
14,
2019
| 02:59 PM America/Chicago
Any student will tell you, you can only learn so much from a book. It's only by actually applying what's being taught that what has been learned can be truly measured. That's why Dr. Daniel Butterbach, Medical Director for OSF EMS at
July
26,
2019
| 10:42 PM America/Chicago
He may be a 3-time NBA Champion, but Shaun Livingston never forgets where he came from. Livingston, recently released from the Golden State Warriors, was in his hometown of Peoria, IL for one of his annual basketball camps and took time out of
July
24,
2019
| 03:43 PM America/Chicago
They are often the first line of support in life-saving situations.  Emergency Medical Technicians, or EMT's, play a critical role in the first stages of care for patients. OSF HealthCare's EMS training program has been an integral part
How OSF HealthCare is Tackling Health Issues at Their Roots, Outside the Hospitalopens in new window
This story focuses on how OSF HealthCare is using data and community partnerships to come up with community-based solutions to barriers individuals face to good health such as poverty, transportation, and access to healthy food. It features interviews with Innovation leaders Sarah de Ramirez and Joe Garrison who explain some of the early solutions that have come from collaborating with community partners.
15
Aug
2019
www.peoriapublicradio.org
OSF to Partner with SIU-E for an Inovative Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) program.opens in new window
OSF HealthCare will serve as a clinical partner on a four-year, $2.75 million dollar grant designed to increase the number of nurse practitioners who practice in rural and underserved communities throughout Illinois, by promoting a natural transition from the student role to practicing Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) into these areas.
13
Aug
2019
finance.yahoo.com
How the Internet of Things Will Change Health Careopens in new window
Dr. John Vozenilek talks about how the recent Jump ARCHES expansion will usher in the future of health care—a future that will include at-home assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa, robots, mobile sensors and remote patient monitoring.
09
Aug
2019
www.wglt.org
OSF Healthcare's CIO: 4 unconventional characteristics to a successful IT teamopens in new window
Noted industry publication Becker's Hospital Review interviews OSF HealthCare CIO Jim Mormann about cybersecurity, innovation and other challenges in health care IT.
08
Aug
2019
www.beckershospitalreview.com
OSF Innovation Helps Pioneer Virtual Reality Use in Higher Educationopens in new window
This story highlights some early pioneers in using Virtual Reality for higher ed curriculum that lends itself to the immersive technology. Quoted in this story is Dr. Mathew Bramlet, pediatric cardiologist and physician at OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois, assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, and director of advanced imaging and modeling at Jump Simulation, a collaboration between the hospital and college.
07
Aug
2019
edtechmagazine.com