Category Archives: Innovation

Building tools to turn health care data into actionable insights

Collecting and using data to gain insights into care processes and the patients we serve is still relatively new in the health care industry. Whereas other types of businesses have been doing this for years to better understand their customers’ wants and needs. With that, health care systems have had to devise strategies around the […]



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 […]



External Collaboration Connects OSF to the Right Solutions

To better serve its patient base in Illinois and Michigan, OSF collaborates with innovators across the country. Our OSF Innovation Partnerships team externally seeks solutions that can improve patient outcomes, enhance patient experience and reduce the cost of health care. This work is done through partnerships with incubators, accelerators, corporations and universities that are connecting us to […]



Human-centered design research: Understanding insider context

In Human-Centered Design, we create experiences. These creations, however, do not just appear from magic drawings or a pad of post-its. They start with research. Without understanding what we are affecting, the solutions we devise will most certainly fail. In order to avoid this, we dive into user research. We can take patient experience as […]



Sepsis: Time Matters

Every two minutes someone dies from sepsis in the United States. Currently, sepsis is the leading cause of death – more than breast cancer, prostate cancer and AIDS combined. Approximately 1.6 million cases of sepsis are treated each year in the U.S. and this number continues to increase annually by 9%. Sepsis is an equal […]