Author Archives: Becky Buchen

How core innovation enhanced pharmacy services

To ensure OSF HealthCare is serving all patients with the greatest care and love, we must continually evaluate how we operate clinically and non-clinically across the organization and make certain that all of our facilities are providing the same type of quality care, no matter where they are located. Performance Improvement, a part of OSF […]

How can a Portfolio Management Office (PMO) support the advancement of your innovation strategy?

I am sure you may be asking, “What is a Portfolio Management Office (PMO)?” In order to better understand a PMO, we can begin with some high-level definitions. A portfolio is a collection of projects and/or programs that are coordinated (timed and sequenced) to support the efficient execution of strategic initiatives. Portfolio management is an approach […]

Is Continuous Improvement Innovation?

Innovation may appear to be the newest topic for health care, but at OSF HealthCare, innovation has been grounded in our Mission to serve persons in the spirit of Christ, from the very beginning.  Our Sisters modeled innovation for us, from their utilization of a Peoria Journal Star newspaper helicopter for the first “Life-Flight” of […]