Research at Jump Sim

Improving Outcomes Through Optimization

OSF Innovation, through Jump Simulation, uses research as a means to embrace change and take on the largest health care challenges. Our research improves patient safety, ensures access to high-quality health care and bends the cost curve in the medical industry. Utilizing simulation and engineering techniques, we work to ensure that hospitals, clinics, offices, outpatient centers and home health care systems are optimally designed to improve outcomes.

Research Agenda

The power of simulation to improve patient care outcomes is being tested and explored through three different approaches to research.

Research Cycle

Educational and Behavioral

Success in educational research is identified by increased competence based on observational markers, changes in process or behavior, improved patient safety and other clinical outcomes. See Projects

Applied Research - Clinicians and Engineers


Applied research focuses on moving a proven technology or process into the real clinical space. Simulation’s role is to facilitate the movement from “bench to bedside” through rapid cycles of discovery and design. See Projects

Research T-Phases


Translational research rapidly processes discovery, clinical application and public knowledge. See Projects


We are funding new tools, techniques and devices to enhance medical simulation and education as well as for clinical use and treatment.

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Research Phases

The research phases used by Jump Sim differ from the standard used by most clinical research agendas. While all of our research projects fall under one of the phases, not every criteria for that phase has to be met.

Research Stage 1

Phase I

Grant prospecting, research design, protocol development, baseline data and preparation for research.

Research Stage 2

Phase II

Approvals, contract finalization, operational planning, budget development, roll out, pre-testing and dry runs.

Research Stage 3

Phase III

Implementation, enrollment, review, testing, data collection, data quality assurance and preparation for statistical review.

Research Stage 4

Phase IV

Data analysis planning, query resolutions, manuscript preparation, presentation of outcomes and publication.

Research Publications

A Novel In-Situ Simulation Framework for Introduction of a new Technology: The 3-Act-3-Debrief Model

Published in Advances in Simulation, 2020

This study examines methods of integrating new care technologies, simulation and debriefing when a simulation-based introduction is utilized.

Use of Immersive Environments to Address the Challenge of Entrustability in Recognition of the Critically-ill Patient

Presented at the Association of American Medical Colleges 2020 Annual Meeting

This poster highlights the results of a research project testing the effectiveness of VR training for clinicians in diagnosing critically-ill patients. Participants in the study earned high correct response rates and rated VR experience as equal or superior to traditional lecture.

Innovation in Research

Published by NCURA Magazine, August 2019.

This article discusses how research administrators should adjust their approaches to new research topics that require innovative approaches while balancing compliance standards. 

Measuring Team Cognition

Published by Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, June 2019.

This article describes a method for detecting real-time changes in team cognition in the form of significant communication reorganizations.

Can Virtual Patients Help in High-Value Care Learning?

Published by The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, May 2019.

This piece describes the development of a series of virtual standardized patient cases and provides preliminary evidence that supports their ability to provide experiential learning in high-value care.

The Impact of Advance Care Planning

Published by Journal of Palliative Medicine, April 2018.

This publication determines whether outpatient advance care planning increases documentation of a patient’s end-of-life wishes.

Implementing Sensors to Treat COPD Patients

Published by Telemedicine and e-Health, November 2017.

This research goes over the feasibility of using multiple activity sensors as part of telemedicine care models for managing advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

A Simple Low-Cost Method to Integrate Telehealth Interprofessional Team Members During In-Situ Simulation

Published in Simulation in Healthcare, 2019

This study describes the technical aspects of integrating telemedicine technologies into simulation at rural hospitals.

The Equivalence of Video Self-review Versus Debriefing After Simulation: Can Faculty Resources be Reallocated?

Published by AEM Education and Training, January 2020.

This article outlines a study comparing learning outcomes of standard debriefing to video-assisted self debriefing as a tool for self-guided learning.

AEM Publication

Is an App the Answer to In-Flight Medical Emergencies? 

Published by Journal of Medical Internet Research: Medical Education, June 2019.

This publication makes a conclusion on whether a mobile phone app improves responses to simulation in-flight medical emergencies.


JMIR Publications

Video Self-Review v. Debriefing After Simulation

Published by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, May 2019.

This research analyzes whether video self-assessment works as well as standard debriefing following simulation.

Integrating Telehealth in Simulation

Published by The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, April 2019.

This study examines the possibility of integrating remote telehealth technologies into in situ simulations with rural emergency department care teams.

Establishing Best Practices Around Alternative Performance Markers

Published by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, February 2018.

This piece dives into the conversations being had around establishing best practices for collection, analysis and use of data from alternative markers of performance in simulation.

How Standardized Participants Improve Advance Care Planning

Published by the Journal of Palliative Medicine, June 2017.

This study suggests actor-based simulation contributes to improved confidence in conducting advance care planning.


Liebert Publications

All Projects

Central Line

Central Line

The Central Venous Catheter (CVC) Study compares simulation-based training vs. standard training for placing central lines. Learn More

Emergency Medicine Milestones

Emergency Medicine Milestones

This nationwide study determines the reliability of high fidelity simulation cases that are used to assess Emergency Medicine residents. Learn More

Intel Care Innovations

Care Innovations®

This study examines whether smart sensor technology can reduce hospital readmission rates for COPD patients. Learn More

Sepsis Telehealth Study & Toolkit

Utilize a toolkit built from a study aimed to evaluate how on-site simulation can be used to integrate telemedicine in rural hospitals. Learn More

Procedural Sedation

Procedural Sedation

This study analyzes whether video self-assessment works as well as standard debriefing. Learn More

Safety Perceptions

Employee and Patient Perceptions of Safety

This study examines whether employee perceptions of safety climate impact patient observations of staff teamwork. Learn More

Team Neurodynamics

Team Neurodynamics

This research aims to quantitatively model how teams cognitively organize in response to environmental and task changes. Learn More