Inspiring innovation across OSF

Those on the front lines of care and operations have the best ideas to improve and transform health care. They live it every day and have firsthand knowledge of areas in need of new ways of thinking.

As a result, we need your help to inspire Mission Partners across the Ministry to make their voices heard and impact how care is delivered to those we serve. 

Trailblazer Challenges

One way we encourage Mission Partners to submit their ideas is to coordinate interactive competitions where they can solve for identified issues our health care system faces.

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OSF Digital Hospital at Home

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The pilot OSF Innovation Trailblazer Challenge led to the design of the OSF Digital Hospital at Home and Acute COVID@Home programs to treat people with COVID-19 at home. The learnings from this project have been transitioned to OSF OnCall Digital Health for further development.
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Care Team Redesign

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The OSF Trailblazer Challenge - Care Team Redesign for nurses resulted in more than 100 ideas with some chosen for immediate implementation, development or further exploration.
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Blog Story Series

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One Mission Partner describes her experience participating in the first Trailblazer Challenge offered by the OSF Innovation Studio.
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Innovation Hubs

We also aim to inspire innovation by helping our regional facilities create their own hubs of innovation where they can ideate, test and develop solutions to health challenges that impact their own communities.

I-80 Innovation Hub

Located at OSF HealthCare Saint Paul Medical Center, the hub will engage the region’s Mission Partners in education and training opportunities as well as initiatives to develop innovative health care solutions.

The hub also offers a virtual reality set-up that uses the latest Advanced Imaging and Modeling Lab (AIM) technology.


Working with OSF Innovation

We provide opportunities for all Mission Partners to work alongside innovators in health care, pursue research and innovation projects or conduct clinical trials through opportunities within OSF HealthCare and our partnership with the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria.

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Help us inspire innovation to every facility at OSF!

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