OSF HealthCare - Archive (Innovate)

2018
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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December
21,
2017
It's a challenge for both patients and their providers - finding time to address a person's medical needs and wants to the betterment and satisfaction of both.  OSF HealthCare believes it has found a solution. OSF Innovation collaborated with OSF ...
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December
05,
2017
OSF Innovation, a part of OSF HealthCare, is partnering with MassChallenge, a global early-stage startup accelerator headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts that helps young companies succeed through monetary awards, mentorship from its various sponso...
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November
22,
2017
With a severe shortage of specialized intensivists in the U.S., OSF HealthCare engaged in an innovative way to ensure ALL of its facilities were equipped to handle the most critical patients no matter where they were located. In mid-2012, the hosp...
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November
09,
2017
Imagine having to deliver your baby prematurely and then having your own complications during birth sending you to the Intensive Care Unit and your baby to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. It could be days before you’re able to see or touch your chi...
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October
26,
2017
Early detection of breast cancer influences a woman’s chance of survival. The traditional way this is done is through routine mammograms which women typically begin after the age of 40. However, OSF HealthCare is adding another layer of protection th...
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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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