At Jump, we understand that innovation happens when we take our ideas and successfully implement them into the reality of our health care system.  Simulation in health care serves not only to train and educate, but to provide insight into challenges and opportunities for improvement in process and product technology.  As we uncover gaps in optimal care processes and settings, our team of clinicians and engineers work with each other and our partners to find solutions that will bridge them – providing improved caregiver performance and patient outcomes. 

Check out some of our current and previous Innovation projects below!

3D Printing 

Innovation at Jump | 3D PrinterJump purchased the 3D printer to accelerate our engineers’ design of new training devices.  It is a low-cost way to reliably produce a physical model of a complex shape.

We discovered that the 3-D printer could be used to import real patient data from MRI and CT scans, and that once imported, a print out of a human body part was possible. For example, working with one of our engineers we were able to print solid models of the hearts of children who were being prepared for surgery.

The collaboration between the engineers at the Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center, and the physicians and teams from Children’s Hospital of Illinois is producing real results with real patients.

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SmartPump App

Innovation at Jump | Smart Pump Video ThumbNinety percent of inpatients being cared for in the hospital will be administered an infusion through a Smart Pump.  Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center and CSE Software have joined together to improve infusion pump training for caregivers at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.  Using traditional Smart Pump training, one-fifth of nursing trainees missed key safety steps that were embedded into the process to prevent errors. The Smart Pump App created by Jump and CSE ensures competence in the clinical space and can actually be used at the bedside of a patient.

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Innovation Lab

Innovation at Jump | Innovation Lab Projects Video ThumbThe Innovation and Performance Improvement laboratories house some of our most exciting work. Partnered with University of Illinois engineers, these spaces support work in human factors engineering, health care systems engineering, and device design and analysis.

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Innovation at Jump | ARCHES Video ThumbJump Applied Research for Community Health through Engineering and Simulation (ARCHES) represents a revolutionary partnership between clinicians and engineers to stimulate the advancement of health care. In collaboration with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s College of Engineering, ARCHES will focus on the technologies and techniques of clinical simulation and its impact on patient care.

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Entrepreneur in Residence

The Jump Entrepreneur In Residence (EIR) is a feature that sets apart our organization.  Novel, innovative modes of thought are required to transform health care. 

The EIR serves to generate, inspire, and expand such thought throughout all Jump education, research, and innovation efforts. 

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Usability Study Services

Innovation at Jump | Usability Study ServicesJump has teams of experienced clinicians and bio-medical engineers eager to be challenged with any type of usability study that will advance our Vision to transform health care. Outcomes are primary, and we work closely with partners to ensure new ideas can be implemented in a way that produces maximum impact. 

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