Category Archives: Innovation

Staying Relevant by Looking for Solutions in Well Care

How much sleep is being lost each night by health care innovation leaders and startup entrepreneurs who are collaborating on innovation projects?  My guess is a lot! There have been several studies over the years in pharmaceuticals, medical devices and health IT saying it takes an average of 15 years for the health care industry […]



Collaboration = Success

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 was meant to house a variety of disciplines within OSF HealthCare and act as a central hub for creating solutions to health care’s most complex […]



MATTER Partnership Leads to Health Care Solutions

In 2014, OSF HealthCare became a founding member of MATTER, a Chicago-based incubator for medical innovation, with the goal of putting us on the front lines of health care technology development. In just three short years of this relationship, our partnership has produced hundreds of introductions and dozens of relationships with startup companies focused on […]



Human-Centered Design: Instilling a Sense of Humanity in Health Care Innovation

Emergency departments within Chicago’s hospitals face a major challenge. The city’s child minority populations are more likely to suffer from asthma than their white counterparts. For a number of reasons, their families overwhelmingly send their kids to the emergency room (ER) for asthma attacks. The IIT Institute of Design in Chicago is teaming up with […]



Investing in the Future of Health Care

It’s been about two years since the launch of OSF Ventures, the corporate venture arm of OSF HealthCare. Since that time, we have made eight investments in medical devices, therapeutics, health services and health IT technologies. Our health IT portfolio includes precision medicine technology as well as data management and predictive analytics solutions. We are […]