Research at Jump Sim

Improving Outcomes Through Optimization

OSF Innovation, through Jump Simulation, uses research as a means to embrace change and take on the largest health care challenges. Our research improves patient safety, ensures access to high-quality health care and bends the cost curve in the medical industry. Utilizing simulation and engineering techniques, we work to ensure that hospitals, clinics, offices, outpatient centers and home health care systems are optimally designed to improve outcomes.

Research Agenda

The power of simulation to improve patient care outcomes is being tested and explored through three different approaches to research.

Research Cycle

Educational and Behavioral

Success in educational research is identified by increased competence based on observational markers, changes in process or behavior, improved patient safety and other clinical outcomes. See Projects

Applied Research - Clinicians and Engineers


Applied research focuses on moving a proven technology or process into the real clinical space. Simulation’s role is to facilitate the movement from “bench to bedside” through rapid cycles of discovery and design. See Projects

Research T-Phases


Translational research rapidly processes discovery, clinical application and public knowledge. See Projects


We are funding new tools, techniques and devices to enhance medical simulation and education as well as for clinical use and treatment.

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Research Phases

The research phases used by Jump Sim differ from the standard used by most clinical research agendas. While all of our research projects fall under one of the phases, not every criteria for that phase has to be met.

Research Stage 1

Phase I

Grant prospecting, research design, protocol development, baseline data and preparation for research.

Research Stage 2

Phase II

Approvals, contract finalization, operational planning, budget development, roll out, pre-testing and dry runs.

Research Stage 3

Phase III

Implementation, enrollment, review, testing, data collection, data quality assurance and preparation for statistical review.

Research Stage 4

Phase IV

Data analysis planning, query resolutions, manuscript preparation, presentation of outcomes and publication.

All Projects

Central Line

Central Line

The Central Venous Catheter (CVC) Study compares simulation-based training vs. standard training for placing central lines. Learn More

Emergency Medicine Milestones

Emergency Medicine Milestones

This nationwide study determines the reliability of high fidelity simulation cases that are used to assess Emergency Medicine residents. Learn More

Intel Care Innovations

Care Innovations®

This study examines whether smart sensor technology can reduce hospital readmission rates for COPD patients. Learn More

eICU Sepsis Study

This study aims to evaluate how on-site simulation can be used to integrate telemedicine in rural hospitals. Learn More

Procedural Sedation

Procedural Sedation

This study analyzes whether video self-assessment works as well as standard debriefing. Learn More

Safety Perceptions

Employee and Patient Perceptions of Safety

This study examines whether employee perceptions of safety climate impact patient observations of staff teamwork. Learn More

Team Neurodynamics

Team Neurodynamics

This research aims to quantitatively model how teams cognitively organize in response to environmental and task changes. Learn More