OSF HealthCare - Archive (Innovate)

2019
March
08,
2019
With more than 113, 000 people waiting for organ transplants in the U.S., the man known as “The Father of Tissue Engineering” is working feverishly to find a way to produce organs outside of the body for life-saving transplants. Dr. Joseph Vacanti...
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February
25,
2019
Using simulation in health care is becoming more and more popular as a way to provide innovative learning experiences and to improve competency among health care providers.  Jump Simulation, a part of OSF Innovation, recently became one of only 16...
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February
12,
2019
You’ve heard the expression ‘You don’t know what you don’t know’ and that certainly applies to high school students who are considering career options, particularly in the rapidly changing health care field. A select group of students from Wheelin...
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January
18,
2019
Mackenzia Jackson had an “ah-hah” moment during a simulated heart valve replacement on a cadaver while participating in a first-ever OSF HealthCare Jump Simulation, University of Illinois College of Medicine (UICOMP) Pre-Med Surgical Immersion course...
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2018
December
20,
2018
OSF HealthCare, the University of Illinois System, Illinois Central College, and the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council are joining forces to develop a Peoria Innovation Hub. Having already identified space in the Thomas Building at 201 SW...
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November
15,
2018
The OSF HealthCare Foundation recently received a $1 million gift which will be used to support neuroscience innovation focused on assistive technologies, improving access to care, and aiding in earlier diagnosis to benefit patients with ALS (Lou Geh...
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October
17,
2018
The failure to recognize excessive blood loss during childbirth is one of the leading causes of maternal death in the country, according to the Joint Commission, which accredits hospital systems and programs in the United States. OSF Ventures, the co...
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October
10,
2018
The OSF HealthCare Foundation has received a $1 million gift from Ed and Ann Rapp. The gift will be used to support neuroscience innovation focused on assistive technologies, improving access to care, and aiding in earlier diagnosis to benefit patien...
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October
05,
2018
It’s a pretty good bet that nobody wants to be admitted to the hospital unless absolutely necessary, and once discharged they don’t want to be readmitted. The reality across the U.S. is one in five Medicare enrollees is readmitted to the hospita...
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September
24,
2018
OSF Ventures, the corporate investment arm of OSF HealthCare, was part of an investor syndicate helping medtech company, Endotronix, Inc., close a $45 million Series D round of financing. The financing will support the commercialization of the Cor...
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September
07,
2018
About 70 undergraduate and graduate students and faculty throughout the University of Illinois System came to the Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center to gain a better understanding of OSF HealthCare and the challenges health care faces in deli...
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August
30,
2018
Jump Simulation, a part of OSF Innovation and a collaboration of OSF HealthCare and the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria, has been recertified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as an outstanding center for simulation educatio...
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August
22,
2018
OSF HealthCare and a group of the nation’s leading health systems are joining forces to identify, develop and scale financially sustainable solutions that improve health care for underserved individuals and families in their communities. The Medicaid...
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August
21,
2018
Millions of women in the U.S. and worldwide suffer from some form of pelvic floor dysfunction such as urinary incontinence. OSF Ventures is recognizing this epidemic with its latest investment in Renovia Inc. Renovia is a Boston-based company dedi...
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August
09,
2018
The OSF HealthCare Foundation today announced that Jump Simulation, a part of OSF Innovation, will receive a $400,000 grant from the PNC Foundation to expand the successful STEAM (Science, Technology, Art, Engineering, and Math) education program to ...
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June
22,
2018
OSF HealthCare is pleased to announce the creation of the OSF Innovation Lab at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), part of UICs Innovation Center, as part of it being the first corporate partner with Discovery Partners Institute (DPI). F...
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June
21,
2018
An average of 15 people are newly diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease every day, according to the ALS Association. The incurable disease attacks nerve cells and pathways in the brain and spinal cord, eventually ...
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May
31,
2018
Training for the future of ambulatory care, better known as primary care, within OSF HealthCare just got a little easier with the addition of more than 3500 square feet of educational space at the Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center. The new e...
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May
08,
2018
Jump Simulation, a part of OSF Innovation and the largest purpose-built simulation and health care engineering center in the world, recently received accreditation by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), an international organization that ...
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April
24,
2018
OSF HealthCare became the first healthcare system in the nation to receive system-wide accreditation for its Advanced Practice Providers (APP) Fellowship. The fellowship brings together newly-licensed advanced practice nurses and physician’s assistan...
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April
20,
2018
Jump Simulation is well-known for the unique Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) opportunities it provides middle and high school students interested in medical and engineering careers. The OSF Innovation entity has recently expand...
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April
13,
2018
OSF Ventures, the corporate investment arm of OSF HealthCare, participated in the latest financing round in Level Ex – a Chicago-based company that develops professional video games for physicians that can be used on any mobile device. Its mobile app...
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April
12,
2018
As one of the top 10 innovative health systems in the United States, OSF HealthCare through OSF Innovation partners with a number of organizations in an effort to bring emerging technologies and platforms to patients and medical providers. Enterpr...
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March
29,
2018
Those considering careers in medicine rarely get a chance to experience what medical school is like until they are officially accepted. Jump Simulation, a part of OSF Innovation and a collaboration with the University of Illinois College of Medicine ...
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March
15,
2018
Nine research projects are sharing $700,000 in funding through the Jump ARCHES program. The $62.5 million endowment is a partnership between OSF HealthCare through Jump Simulation and the Health Care Engineering Systems Center (HCESC) at the Universi...
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March
08,
2018
It was just early last year that Dr. Matthew Bramlet, Director of Advanced Imaging and Modeling (AIM) at Jump Simulation and his team of engineers developed software capable of translating digital formats of medical scans into Virtual Reality for med...
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March
01,
2018
Time can mean the difference between life and death in many medical emergencies such as trauma sustained from a car accident, heart attack and stroke. However, many of these situations take place nowhere near a hospital. It’s the responsibility of pa...
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February
01,
2018
There was more to merging the two new medium-sized hospitals in Urbana and Danville into OSF HealthCare besides changing names, signage and ensuring new employees don clothing with the correct logo. In fact, nearly every facet of operations had to ch...
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January
11,
2018
It’s a conversation no one wants to have with their loved ones. If you are at the end of your life and you can’t speak for yourself, who would you want to make health care choices for you and what decisions would you want them to make? For the las...
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2017
December
28,
2017
Given that clinicians literally hold the lives of many in their hands, it’s no surprise they are required to not only maintain the knowledge of their respective medical fields but also continue to learn about new and developing areas to hone their sk...
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