Category Archives: Innovation

How to build an advanced analytics team

Defining a health care data science strategy can be daunting. Do you build a team or buy services as needed? Where do you find and validate talent? Can an internal team really produce enough value to make it worth the effort and cost? What do you need in place to get started? At OSF HealthCare, […]



TeleHealth brings comfort to parents of NICU babies

As if delivering a baby prematurely wasn’t stressful enough, there are circumstances when new mothers can’t be physically near their babies. Perhaps the mother had complications following birth and has to stay in her hospital bed or maybe her baby is just too sick for physical contact. It’s in these cases that OSF HealthCare Children’s […]



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 […]



Healthcare Analytics: Leveraging data to transform health care

In today’s reform environment, the importance of turning data into timely and informed decision-making is a fundamental requirement for health care provider organizations. Analytics are vital to support health care transformation by providing the key information for the management of populations to achieve value. Data on patients, their medical status and the progression of their […]



Interns accelerate OSF Innovation projects

We’ve talked a lot about the importance of collaboration within OSF Innovation. It’s our belief it takes multidisciplinary teams working together to generate ideas that will transform health care for the benefit of the communities we serve. These teams can consist of anyone from Performance Improvement, Healthcare Analytics, Telehealth, Simulation & Education, Innovation Partnerships, OSF […]