OSF HealthCare and Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center leaders joined Gov. Bruce Rauner, Sen. Dick Durbin and the heads of more than 50 health IT, medical device, diagnostic and biopharma startup companies to open MATTER Chicago.
“Our involvement in MATTER puts us on the frontlines of health care technology development,” Jump Executive Director Matthew Warrens said. “We will get a first-hand look at emerging technologies, be able to mentor the entrepreneurs developing those technologies, and an opportunity to bring those innovations here to Jump to further refine or to deploy throughout the OSF HealthCare Ministry to benefit our patients.”
Jump will help in the development and operation of the simulation space in the Chicago-based incubator for health care companies. Jump, OSF and University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria experts will advise entrepreneurs and assist in the development of new health care innovations. OSF HealthCare is the largest health care system partner in MATTER.
“We are excited about our involvement in Matter,” OSF HealthCare CEO Kevin Schoeplein said. “It aligns very well with our vision to lead the transformation of health care. We see our collaborative efforts with others involved in Matter as a way to help understand and help shape how innovations in technology, diagnostics and information technology positively impact the overall cost of health care as well as improving the health of our patients and our communities.”
MATTER is a nonprofit organization developed by a team of entrepreneurs and industry leaders from a range of fields including health care IT, medical devices, diagnostics and biopharma. MATTER is supported by the state of Illinois and recently secured private-sector commitments of more than $4 million, which complements the $2.5 million grant and $1.5 million loan provided by the state of Illinois.
Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center is a collaboration of OSF HealthCare and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. The virtual medical training center combines actual medical equipment and the latest simulation technology for better education, performance training and research. Jump also is a training and testing ground for medical innovations and research. For information, visit http://jumpsimulation.org.