Virtual Urgent Care
It’s late in the day… you’re not feeling so hot, but the last thing you want to do is haul yourself to a clinic or Urgent Care to see a provider. Thanks to technology, you may not have to. On this episode of Health Accelerated, we explore a different kind of house call from a medical provider. Susan Wolf, Clinical Director of Digital Care for OSF OnCall and Katie Hendricks, Lead Provider of Digital Care for OSF OnCall, join host Shelli Dankoff to discuss virtual urgent care.
Nov 21 - 25 min 56 sec
Digital Hospital at Home one-year check-up
Launched in 2022, the OSF OnCall Digital Hospital, an innovative alternative to traditional hospital care for people with certain health conditions, allows you to receive hospital-level care from the comfort of your own home. This new model has been caring for patients for a year. Dr. Matthew Gorman, chief medical officer for OSF OnCall, and Melissa Meier, the manager of digital care for the digital hospital command center join host Shelli Dankoff for a one-year check-up chat on this episode of Health Accelerated, brought to you by OSF HealthCare.
Oct 31 - 22 min 54 sec
Simulation in Healthcare
Healthcare simulations serve several purposes – education, assessment, research, and helping a health system do what’s best for patient safety. We are joined on this episode of Health Accelerated by Dr. Lisa Barker, Medical Director of Simulation and Ann Willemsen-Dunlap, Director of Educational Development at Jump Simulation & Education Center in Peoria, Ill. to look at the work they are doing to affect change in the healthcare landscape both for patients and clinicians.
Oct 10 - 23 min 45 sec
A Good Foundation
When we think of being innovative in how we affect health care and what that means for patients, we often think about the means and the machines. But sometimes all of THAT requires an innovative philanthropic approach to make it happen. Tom Hammerton, President of the OSF HealthCare Foundation, and John Heller who, along with his wife Annette, established the Heller Center for Kids with Cancer at OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois, join host Shelli Dankoff on this episode of Health Accelerated to talk discuss how innovative health care and philanthropy are connected.
Sep 19 - 24 min 08 sec
Working to address the Mental Health crisis
You’ve seen the headlines: Millions of Americans are facing a mental health crisis - both adults and children. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five adults experience mental illness each year. That number is one in six for children 6-17. On this episode of Health Accelerated, host Shelli Dankoff is joined by Dr. Samuel Sears, a psychiatrist and director of Behavioral Health Physician Services for OSF HealthCare, and Emily Shields, the Vice President Business Development for OSF to discuss this important topic and just one of the ways OSF HealthCare is looking to help.
Aug 29 - 31 min 48 sec
Breakthrough Treatment Center
A cancer or other life-threatening diagnosis is hard to take under any circumstance. Now imagine you are running out of treatment options, or have yet to find one that works. That’s where the OSF Breakthrough Treatment Center (BTC) comes in. On this episode of Health Accelerated, Shelli Dankoff is joined by Cosmo Smith, Origin managing partner and Ryan Luginbuhl, Director of the Oncology Service Line for OSF HealthCare to discuss what the innovative Breakthrough Treatment Center will mean for patients and the physicians who care for them.
Aug 8 - 25 min 36 sec
Venturing to Change Healthcare
There are a variety of Venture capital groups around the world. In 2016 OSF Ventures was launched with a goal of becoming a leader in the world of health care system-sponsored venture investment programs. On this episode of Health Accelerated host Shelli Dankoff takes a deeper dive into OSF Ventures, the corporate investment arm of OSF HealthCare, which invests in opportunities with the potential to improve patient care and reduce the cost of health care. She is joined by Mayank Taneja, Vice President of Venture Investments and Liridon Rrushaj, Director of Venture Investments.
Jul 18 - 26 min 39 sec
OSF OnCall Connect
Let's be honest. Does anyone really like going to the doctor? What if you have a chronic health condition and need to see your doctor more often than the average person? Now imagine getting the care you need from the comfort of your own home.
"Now we're really bringing those technologies, using AI, using digital platforms, not just to replicate traditional care, but to care for patients more longitudinally and to gather data and information from patients using those digital technologies, on a more frequent basis."
That's Brandy Clark, Vice President of Digital Care for OSF OnCall. And I'm Shelli Dankoff, your host of Health Accelerated, brought to you by OSF Healthcare.
Learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lt2RYMxyPc&feature=youtu.be
Jun 27 - 21 min 21 sec
A Heart to Heart Chat
No one likes to think about the possibility that their heart might not work properly or would need some help. Imagine being told you need a heart transplant just to survive. Millions of American adults have heart failure leading to more than 8% of all heart disease deaths each year."It occurs when the heart doesn't function properly. So what that might mean is that the heart muscle is weak so it can't pump, or the heart can become very stiff and it causes pressures to elevate in the heart."That's Dr. Barry Clemson, Heart Failure Medical Director at the OSF Healthcare Cardiovascular Institute. And I'm Shelli Dankoff, your host for Health Accelerated, brought to you by OSF Healthcare. We're having a real heart-to-heart discussion on today's episode of Health Accelerated, brought to you by OSF Healthcare. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for men and women across racial and ethnic groups. Coronary artery disease affects more than 20 million adults over the age of 20 and more than 6 million adults have heart failure, which accounts for about eight and a half percent of all heart disease deaths. Those are just some of the stats to start a conversation with the team from the OSF Healthcare Cardiovascular Institute, which offers a full array of heart care including transplant services, the heart transplant program at OSF Healthcare, St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria is the only one of its kind in central and downstate Illinois. Joining me to discuss heart transplantation and more our Dr. Barry Clemson, Heart Failure Medical Director at the OSF Healthcare Cardiovascular Institute, and Dr. Emmanuel Amulraj, the heart transplant surgical director at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.Learn more: A Heart-to-Heart on Heart Transplants | Health Accelerated - YouTube
Jun 6 - 31 min
Jump Simulation & OSF Innovation – Part 2
This is part two of our look at the 10-year anniversary of the Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center in Peoria, Illinois – part of OSF HealthCare. In 2013, the Jump Simulation and Education Center – or Jump - was introduced as a space to dramatically improve outcomes and lower costs in health care. Since then, the building has become the hub of OSF Innovation, where cross-functional teams converge and leverage their expertise to advance the future of health care. In our last episode we discussed the amazing journey of Jump and OSF Innovation and the achievements of the past 10 years are. Today… we take a take ahead to the next decade and beyond. Joining host Shelli Dankoff are Dr. John Vozenilek, vice president and chief medical officer for OSF Innovation and founding executive director of Jump and Becky Buchen, Senior Vice President of Innovation for OSF HealthCare.
May 16 - 33 min 08 sec
Part 1: Jump Simulation & Education Center
In 2013, the Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center on the campus of OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria was introduced as a space to dramatically improve outcomes and lower costs in health care. Since then, the building has become the hub of OSF Innovation, where cross-functional teams converge and leverage their expertise to advance the future of health care. As we celebrate 10 years, host Shelli Dankoff has the first of a two-part look at the world-class simulation center which is part of OSF HealthCare, named one of the most innovative companies by Fortune Magazine. In Part 1, join Shelli and her guests Dr. John Vozenilek, vice president and chief medical officer for OSF Innovation and founding executive director of Jump; Roopa Foulger, vice president of Digital Innovation Development at OSF Innovation; and Noel Adams, vice president of Academic Collaborations and Operations for OSF Innovation as they take a look back at the past decade of accomplishments and innovation.
Episode Intro Transcript: Welcome to Health Accelerated, brought to you by OSF Healthcare. I'm your host, Shelli Dankoff. This is part one of a very special discussion that includes a bit of a history lesson. In 2013, the Jump Simulation and Education Center, or Jump, was introduced as a space to dramatically improve outcomes and lower costs in healthcare. Since then, the building has become the hub of OSF innovation, where cross-functional teams converge and leverage their expertise to advance the future of healthcare. Joining me today to discuss the amazing journey of Jump and OSF innovation and the achievements of the past 10 years are Dr. John Vozenilek, the Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for OSF, Innovation and Founding Executive Director of Jump, Ruba Folger, the Vice President of Digital Innovation Development at OSF Innovation. And Noel Adams, Vice President of Academic Collaborations and Operations for OSF Innovation.
Apr 25 - 35 min 27 sec
Bonus: Leadership Accelerated
What makes a good leader? Is it someone who challenges the status quo or motivates others to do better? And how do you buildleadership skills?
"95% of the feedback you give is really positive. It's helping your team kind of see the future and see the vision and help them along that path. Less than 5% is actually what I would call that constructive feedback that really kind of is, let's have a difficult conversation. Most of it is really helping people along their journey."
That's Lynn Fulton, president of OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, Illinois. And I'm Shelli Dankoff, your host of Health Accelerated, brought to you by OSF HealthCare.
The Oxford Dictionary defines leadership as the action of leading a group of people or an organization. Simply put, leadership is about taking risks and challenging the status quo. Leaders motivate others to achieve something new and better. On this episode of Health Accelerated, we're tweaking things a little bit and taking a look at leadership. To do that are two OSF HealthCare leaders who are living embodiments of innovative leaders. Lynn Fulton is President of OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, Illinois. And Jennifer Junis is the Senior Vice President of OSF on-Call Digital Health.
Apr 4 - 27 min 33 sec
The Manikin is Sweating
If you’ve shopped in a department store of any kind you have probably seen a mannequin – that’s m-a-n-n-e-q-u-i-n.
But our conversation on this episode of Health Accelerated is going to be about m-a-n-i-k-i-n-s… manikins used for training purposes that can sweat, bleed and react in a variety of ways to simulate real-life clinical scenarios. Joining host Shelli Dankoff is Christopher Larkner, the Education and Operations Manager at Jump Simulation, part of OSF HealthCare.
Mar 14 - 22 min 32 sec
I Can See More Clearly
Envision using AI in primary care to detect diabetic retinopathy, ultimately saving a patient’s sight, and, perhaps, their health. Learn how OSF HealthCare is expanding a recent pilot and implementing a new, innovative, service across its Ministry. Dr. Mark Meeker, Vice President of service line physician services for OSF HealthCare joins host Shelli Dankoff for this important, eye-opening conversation.
Feb 21 - 26 min 11 sec
Keeping an eye on Mom
According to the CDC, 80% of maternal deaths between 2017 and 2019 were due to preventable causes. For some, simply getting the medical care they need to have a successful birth can be stressful. Join host Shelli Dankoff as she explores how OSF HealthCare is using remote patient monitoring to save lives. Joining her for the discussion are Kate Johnson, Supervisor of Clinical Digital Care and Kara Roat, Digital Patient Care Manager for OSF OnCall
If you want to learn more about this program – or know someone who might benefit from it – go to intake.osfoncall.org/ or call (844) 381-3603.
Jan 31 - 25 min 26 sec
From Here to Ukraine – A Global Effort
Sometimes in the world of innovative approaches to health care that make a significant impact it comes down to the simplest of things…like a conversation between a father and daughter. Join Shelli Dankoff for this episode of Health Accelerated, brought to you by OSF HealthCare, as she discusses an effort spearheaded by Chris Manson, Vice President of Government Relations, to deliver ambulances and more to war-torn Ukraine. It all started with an innocent comment from his young daughter. To learn more about the AHA's Ukrainian effort to support healthcare workers, visit:
https://www.aha.org/aha-ukrainian-effort-help-health-care-workers. Or follow on Twitter:
US Ambulances for Ukraine (@AmbulancesU).
Jan 10 - 28 min 31 sec
2022: A Year in Review
Join the OSF HealthCare media relations team for a look back at some of the top stories of the year that highlight how OSF is an innovative – and compassionate – health care ministry.
Dec 2022 - 46 min 35 sec
Mysterious Sea Monsters
It‘s not lions and tigers and bears (oh my!), but it IS sharks, lampreys and other sea creatures that the OSF Innovation team is using to equip children today with the STEAM skills they’ll need to be successful in the workplaces of tomorrow.
Join host Shelli Dankoff as she discusses these fascinating and educational programs with Noël Adams and Shannon Egli. Adams is the Vice President of Academic Collaborations and Operations for OSF HealthCare, specifically at the Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center. As Coordinator of the Anatomical Skills Lab at Jump Simulation, Egli oversees these programs and develops the content for them.
For more information on the programs visit jumpsimulation.org/steam.
Dec 2022 - 22 min 13 sec
Home for the Holidays
For the most part, nobody likes the thought of having to spend time in the hospital. Through some innovative new approaches, Peoria, Illinois-based OSF HealthCare is looking at ways to keep people out of the hospital – while still providing services that are typically hospital-based. Join host Shelli Dankoff as she sits down with Dr. Matthew Gorman, chief medical officer for OSF OnCall, to talk about the new hospital-at-home program offered by OSF HealthCare.
Nov 2022 - 19 min 20 sec
Stressed Out Kids
Being present, positive and patient can go a long way in helping your child deal with stress. Join host Shelli Dankoff as she and OSF HealthCare Clinical Child Psychologist Kyle Boerke talk about the signs and symptoms of childhood stress, new studies in the field and strategies parents can use. You might even learn something for yourself!
Nov 2022 - 32 min 24 sec
The Gut & Brain Connection
The “brain” in the gut is revolutionizing our understanding of the links between digestion, mood, health and even the way we think. Join host Shelli Dankoff as she and OSF HealthCare gastroenterologist Dr. Omar Khokhar explore how the GI track essentially has a mind of its own.
Oct 2022 - 24 min 05 sec
Two Minutes to a Concussion Diagnosis
Have you ever bumped your head and “seen stars?” There was a time when athletes would play through a suspected concussion, but that’s no longer the case, with increased attention to the long term effects of head injuries. Join host Shelli Dankoff as she and OSF HealthCare pediatrician Dr. Adam Cross discuss FlightPath, the new app they’re developing at the Children’s Innovation Lab that could change the way a suspected head injury is confirmed at a sporting event or even on the playground.
Oct 2022 - 26 min 32 sec
An escape room can be fun with friends. It’s also how to be on the cutting edge of innovation when it comes to health care training. Joining host Shelli Dankoff to talk about the benefits of escape room training is OSF HealthCare clinical educator Ashley Bruens.
Sep 2022 - 18 min 11 sec
Introducing: Health Accelerated
Welcome to Health Accelerated by OSF HealthCare where we share innovative approaches for transforming health care. Connect with OSF HealthCare on social media and check your favorite podcast player for new episodes of Health Accelerated.
Sep 2022 - 02 min 37 sec