I would describe Jump as having been in a phase of expansion and process development from inception until the end of 2015. As we approach three years of operation, our processes are maturing and evolving to world class stature.
Here’s what we accomplished last year and a sneak peek into our goals for this year.
Achieving Validation and Launching Learning Modules
We sought to gain validation last year by becoming accredited with the American College of Surgeons. It is very unusual for a first-time submission to receive this designation, but Jump managed to make it happen in June.
To be accredited by such a forward-thinking organization is a big deal. It’s even more notable that the ACS committee recognized several best practices we have in common with other nationally recognized organizations.
We’re creating learning modules behind each of our best practices in the coming year. This will be an in-depth inspection and validation of our own processes. We're exploring the use of Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) to disperse our knowledge in an easily accessible learning platform.
Assessing Return on Investment
ACS also noted our attention to Return on Investment. The ability to tie our curriculum back to patient care outcomes is substantial.
There are 22 programs under evaluation for ROI. Two have already been identified and vetted internally for returning an estimated value of $2.5 million for OSF Healthcare System.
One program included shortening the length of stay for patients with Central Line Placements. Others worked to reduce injuries to care providers and patients.
Shaping the Future of Advanced Imaging and Modeling
One of the ways Jump is improving patient care is through the intersection of clinicians and engineers. Our Jump ARCHES program continues to churn out new tools, techniques, and devices to enhance medical simulation and education as well as for clinical use and treatments.
Work in 2016 between clinicians and engineers is also expanding into the exploration of how three-dimensional imaging can change the way radiologists view images and provide information to clinicians.
Our imaging and modeling program began with Dr. Matthew Bramlet’s simple, but providential desire to understand the complexity of the human heart through 3D printing.
His leadership has risen to the attention of the National Institutes of Health and culminated in the development of a 3D Heart Library. Having Dr. Bramlet as a key thought-leader in the entire discipline is a very big point of pride.
This work is possible through continued partnerships, endowments, and the pursuit of research with the University of Illinois.
A Look Inside
A great learning organization embraces the idea of being constantly open to ideas, processing and internalizing those ideas, and thinking about our systems as not just gears in a big machine, but as a more complex and rich system.
Our work will take on two themes this year: The first will be disseminating our knowledge and projects. The second will involve investing more into our own people and internal systems to augment our ability to learn and teach.