Gift launches $50-million-plus partnership to revolutionize health care
A partnership of doctors and engineers launched today will revolutionize clinical simulation, education, and health care.
Jump Applied Research for Community Health through Engineering and Simulation (Jump ARCHES) will create joint research projects between the Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center (Jump) at OSF HealthCare in Peoria and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s College of Engineering.
“Jump has been bridging the gap between engineering and health care for more than a year now. Our new partnership with the University of Illinois’ College of Engineering is the opportunity to do so at a dramatically expanded scale,” said Dr. John Vozenilek, chief medical officer for the Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center. “A host of medical challenges need to be addressed at home and globally. Jump ARCHES will be a powerful part of the solution.”
The fundamental goal is to improve the quality of care and outcomes for patients and to reduce health care costs.
“Simulating a clinical space is like simulating an airplane in flight—only, some would argue, harder,” said Andreas Cangellaris, dean of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s College of Engineering. “With Jump ARCHES, we’ll be able to make medical simulation more realistic, make the collaborations frictionless, and better extrapolate what the medical field will need next.”
Jump ARCHES will create new tools and technologies using imaging, health information technology, novel materials, and human factors to enhance medical simulation and education at facilities like Jump. It also will create new tools, techniques, and devices for clinical use and treatment.