OSF HealthCare - Archive (innovate)

2018
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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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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