Jump Simulation & Education Center Explores Value ROI of Healthcare Simulation

Applying the Phillips ROI Process

Jump Simulation has established an ROI Committee made up of representatives from Performance Improvement, Healthcare Analytics, Business Development, Finance and Nursing and Clinical Education. They have the task of placing value on our highest rated educational programs using the Phillips model which evaluates projects in five levels: Reaction, Learning, Application, Impact and ROI. We used the Phillips model to measure the value of our Central Venous Catheter (CVC) program. The project looked to determine whether simulated central line training could lower rates of complications that are common with this procedure and lower health care costs.

The first level, Reaction, gauges whether learners find certain simulations relevant to their work and whether they intend to utilize what they’ve experienced in their practice. In a post event survey, learners in the CVC program provided positive feedback on the usefulness of this particular simulation.

The next level of the Phillips model, Learning, determines if simulation participants gained knowledge, skills and confidence from their experience. This means learners should be able to demonstrate new procedures in a simulated environment. As part of the data collected for the CVC study, direct observation of learners showed they performed simulated central line insertions correctly. A self-efficacy survey also showed improved confidence among those who participated in the simulation.   

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Application is the third level of evaluation in the ROI process. We want learners to not only demonstrate they can perform a certain task within a simulated environment; we also want to ensure those who participate in simulation apply that knowledge in the clinical space. A chart review of CVC simulation participants showed an increased percentage of successful line placements for patients within the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) of OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

The next question we want answered is whether simulation training has a measurable Impact on performance. Data is collected for this fourth level of the model by determining whether the simulation has helped OSF meet a strategic goal such as improved patient outcomes or increasing employee satisfaction. Chart review and billing and coding analysis of CVC simulation learners found that improved outcomes led to patients being able to go home sooner—by a little more than two days.

To learn about the fifth level of ROI, read the full article on the Jump website today!


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Basic Simulation Specialist Training from Jump Simulation in Chicago March 31st

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The always innovative Jump Simulation center has partnered with Chicago-based healthcare startup incubator MATTER to offer a 1-day “intro to healthcare simulation operations”. Jump Trading Simulation Center in Peoria IL was the 2016 host of the SimGHOSTS USA conference and is creating additional opportunities for regional healthcare programs to better learn how to operate simulation based technologies.

Date & Time: Friday, March 31st 8am-4pm
Location: MATTER (Healthcare Startup Incubator) in Chicago, IL
Cost: $395.00
Capacity: 15
Instructor: Kristi Sanders

Jump Simulation’s one-day course is an introduction to healthcare simulation from an operational standpoint. The training program is designed to provide hands on learning to plan, prepare, and execute a simulation event. Topics for the course include:

  • Simulation center technology
  • Simulation terminology
  • Supporting faculty and courses
  • Calendar management
  • Basic Laerdal manikin assembly
  • Basic Laerdal manikin troubleshooting
  • Running the Simulation
  • And activities required post simulation

What is MATTER?

MATTER is a community of healthcare innovators, an incubator of ideas, and a catalyst for change. We are boots-on-the-ground entrepreneurs pushing against the status quo and established institutions dedicated to improving patients’ lives. At MATTER we are all hungry for change, and we’re working together to solve real and complex healthcare problems.

About Jump

Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center (Jump) is an incubator where collaboration and innovation lead the transformation of health care worldwide. Jump programs and objectives are key to improving the safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of care for community members across the region. A collaboration between OSF HealthCare and University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP), Jump advances the Missions of both organizations.

Register for this workshop here!

SimGHOSTS USA 2016 Opens at Jump Trading Simulation Center Sponsored by SimulationIQ

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John Vozenilek, MD, FACEP Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Jump Simulation provided the opening keynote address this morning in Peoria IL at the Jump Simulation Center through OSF Healthcare, which was Platinum Sponsored by SimulationIQ. Over 200 simulation champions from around the world joined together to connect with more than 17 vendors at the event.


SimGHOSTS, aka The Gathering Of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists, is an international US-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and institutions operating medical simulation technology and spaces through: hands-on training events, online resources, and professional development. “SimGHOSTS envisions a healthcare education culture where people are empowered to use simulation technology to improve learning and patient care outcomes.” The team puts on events around the world to help those looking to start or increase the use of simulation based technologies.

About “Dr. Voz”

Prior to his appointment as Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Simulation for the Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center, “Dr. Voz” was the Director of Simulation Technology and Immersive Learning program for the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University where he provided central coordination and oversight for the undergraduate, graduate, interdisciplinary, and continuing medical education programs. Under his direction, the medical school created additional organizational capabilities and infrastructure, building resources for educators who wish to use additional innovative learning technologies for teaching and assessment, measuring success with patient-based outcomes research.

In May of 2008, Dr. Vozenilek co-chaired the first Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)- sponsored national consensus conference on using simulation research to define and develop clinical expertise. In his work at Northwestern he served as faculty for the Institute for Healthcare Research and its Center for Patient Safety, and continues to teach within its master’s degree program in health care quality and safety. He is currently the chair of the Simulation Academy within the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the Chair of the American Board of Medical Specialties Working Group on the use of Simulation for Maintenance of Board Certification for practicing physicians.

His use of simulation and research has included delivery of training and assessment of technical and non-technical competencies, and the use of simulation to emulate a clinical environment for work flow and process change, including electronic health care records (e.g. handoff and inter-hospital patient transfers). These projects demonstrate his expertise in the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to create and sustain simulations for clinical environments and produce meaningful interventions with enhance health care reliability.

About Jump Trading Simulation Center

Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center opened in April of 2013. Jump was made possible, in part, from a generous $25 million donation named for Jump Trading, a Chicago based trading firm. A collaboration between OSF HealthCare and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Jump is a world-class facility transforming health care through education, research, and innovation. Over 84,000 learning experiences occurred at Jump in the past year, and that number is expected to grow steadily as our programs expand. State-of-the-art simulation devices and facilities attract the finest minds in clinical education and provide the highest level of medical research, training and innovation. Collaboration throughout our community, the region, the nation, and even the world happens every day at Jump and is the cornerstone of our vision to transform health care.

The third and fourth floor of the Jump building are currently being prepared to house the Performance Improvement, Data Analytics, Telehealth, ARCHES, and Clinical Research departments of OSF HealthCare. The rational is that research and development are at the core of what we are doing. Engineers will need access to data to understand what the opportunities are, clinicians to be subject matter experts in the monitoring, care delivery and population health data, simulated environments to test and refine their research before they are tested in clinical trials, and ultimately performance improvement to disseminate the new processes and technologies across our Ministry. This is a place where we can work on projects that will help us make leap growth solutions.

About EMS SimulationIQ

Whether you’re running a single simulation event or thousands, EMS’ SIMULATIONiQ™ uses the latest web-based technologies to simply and seamlessly capture, organize, and analyze the full spectrum of your clinical skills and mannequin-based simulation efforts. Working alongside subject matter experts, we serve as the driving force behind numerous consumer-centered innovations that continue to move the medical simulation software markets forward with breakthrough technologies. The results are tangible: greater visibility, usability, marketability, adaptability, scalability, measurement, and ROI. EMS offers complete turnkey solutions for clinical simulation training environments that include high stakes exams with standardized patients and integration with simulators, audio-video technology, design and planning, engineering, configuration, installation, training, and one-call support for both software and hardware.

Although the success of your clinical simulation program largely relies on educators, as simulation management technology and methodology become more sophisticated, it is important for sim tech staff to be an ongoing partner for planning, maintenance, and problem solving.

Sim tech staff need to interact not only with internal stakeholders but also with external simulation center management companies such as EMS to ensure that: all communication lines are open to make sure needs and requirements are perfectly clear; continuous engagement is maintained before, during, and after a clinical simulation center is built; common ground is established between the educators, planning, and tech staff for successful outcomes. Since its founding in 1994, EMS has established a reputation for delivering superior and dependable solutions and providing unprecedented levels of customer service and support keeping our customers on the leading edge. www.SIMULATIONiQ.com

Learn more about SimGHOSTS USA 2016 and follow @SimGHOSTS #SG16USA for more!

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Peoria, IL Hub For Advanced Simulators in Education & Military Training

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Peoria Illinois is an innovative hub for simulation companies and organizations. Not only is the city home to the impressive Jump Trading Simulation Center (host of SimGHOSTS 2016 USA), but also CSE Software — which produces advanced simulators for educational and military training purposes. Furthermore, Medical Simulation company SimNEXT has already produced a product now being distributed internationally by Limbs & Things! Journal Star Business Editor Steve Tarter recently covered some of the simulated developments of Peoria

PJStar Article Excerpt:

One of the area’s most successful products coming out of central Illinois is a device that provides behind-the-wheel experience before you ever get behind the wheel. The simulator isn’t just a machine to test jet pilots anymore. “Two of our largest markets are educational institutions and the military,” said Nate Hurn, an account manager for CSE Software, which has 70 employees on two floors at 316 Washington St. in Downtown Peoria. A typical CSE simulator replicates the cab of a modern Caterpillar earthmoving machine. The hand controls, the pedals, even the motion are designed to prepare one for the real machine. The company has developed 13 different simulators and something else — the simulator van. The simvan, as it’s called, allows the company to transport its simulator to the potential customer no matter the location. “We have one now but we hope to soon have four or five. It allows us to give our simulator so much more exposure,” said Hurn.

The simulator allows for learning to occur without the risk of injury — to person or machine. “It helps the user get down the basics before they get behind the wheel of a quarter-million-dollar machine,” Hurn said. CSE CEO Ken Pflederer, whose company celebrated its 25th year in 2015, said he’s excited about the simvan. “Now we can get out all over,” he said. Simulators range in price from $25,000 to $100,000 depending on the bells and whistles customers want — such as a motion platform that duplicates the feel of an moving machine, said Hurn. Some 100 to 200 simulators manufactured in the Peoria are sold each year by the CSE division, formed in 2009 using the Caterpillar name, he said.

Simulators used in medical field made in Peoria, too

Not all simulators involve seats and steering wheels. Another growing category is medical simulators. Dr. Doppler, a portable medical training simulation device designed to improve clinical ultrasound training, was recently unveiled in Chicago. “This is a dynamic training tool for primary care physicians,” said Dr. John Vozenelik, chief medical officer at the Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center in Peoria.

Vozenelik is also chief strategy officer for SIMnext, a Peoria-based simulation division that looks to develop other medical simulation units. “I’m excited about the economic development in this community. It’s a whole new business model,” he said of the development of medical simulators in central Illinois. Paul Pribaz, the executive director of SIMnext, said the Dr. Doppler unit would soon be distributed internationally, thanks to a partnership with U.K.-based Limbs & Things.

Read the Full Article on PJStar’s website!


Large Capital Investments Continue To Pour Into Medical Simulation Arenas

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Today comes two stories that demonstrate the continued investment into healthcare simulation technology development:

1) Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center gets $25 million bounce

“Illinois-based Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center will get another $25 million bounce from its major benefactor, Jump Trading, a Chicago-based financial trading firm, to sponsor joint research projects between the innovation center and the University of Illinois College of Engineering at Champaign-Urbana. 

The latest gift, which requires OSF Healthcare to raise $25 million in matching funds, will help create a permanent endowment for Jump ARCHES, or Jump Applied Research for Community Health through Engineering and Simulation. 

“This is a dramatic expansion of our initial innovation agenda,” Dr. John Vozenilek, Jump’s chief medical officer, said in an interview before the reception. 

The goal is strengthen an environment where medical professionals already work with engineers. They plan to broaden the work and the collaborating partners. Faculty from the U of I’s engineering department will be based at the center. Medical professionals will have an opportunity to work with all types of engineers, including computer scientists and mechanical, bio-medical and industrial engineers.  The endowment will also award competitive research grants annually. 

Medical professionals pose problems for engineers to solve, he explained. They’ll research developing new tools, techniques and devices for use in several areas, including medical imaging and health information technology.” Read the full article at the Journal Star News website.

2) CAE To Spend $250 Million To Develop And Expand Modeling and Simulation Technologies

“The goal of CAE’s Project Innovate, which will span five and half years, is to develop and expand CAE’s current modeling and simulation technologies, develop new ones and continue to differentiate its service offering. This investment is being made through the Government of Canada’s Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative (SADI), which supports strategic industrial research and pre-competitive development projects in the aerospace, defense, space and security industries.

“CAE is proud to partner with the Government of Canada for its R&D projects. By supporting and nurturing innovation in the aerospace industry through the SADI program, the government helps maintain and grow highly skilled jobs in Canada,” said Marc Parent, President and Chief Executive Officer of CAE. “With the government’s support, CAE can continue making substantial research and development investments in order to maintain its leadership position in modelling, simulation and training,” said Stephane Lefebvre, CAE’s Chief Financial Officer. 

CAE will carry out Project Innovate in Canada, utilizing its R&D laboratories, as well as test and integration facilities. CAE employs approximately 4,000 people in 15 locations across Canada and around 4,000 in the rest of the world. CAE’s highly-skilled workforce will continue to partner with universities and key research organizations in Canada, as well as innovative suppliers across the country.” While these investments will primarily support Aviation and Defense simulation, we learned at IMSH 2014 that CAE Healthcare benefits from shared engineering resources with parent company CAE. Read more at the Ottowa Citizen News website.

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