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DXR Development Group

DxR Development Group, established in 1990, became a client in the SIUC Small Business Incubator several years later. The three individuals who formed this company developed Diagnostic Reasoning, a software package designed to provide students with the ability to practice the patient encounter and to give faculty a record of how each student reasoned through the patient problem. Interest in this software from other medical schools increased and their software was commercialized. At present, there are three core areas within DxR Group’s business model: 1) patient simulation; 2) contract tutorial (also known as courseware; and 3) on-line performance based testing. In 2008 they entered into a partnership with the National League for Nursing which now has a presence in SIU Research Park.

Illinois Heartland Library System

The Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS) is a not-for-profit library system providing delivery and automation (online catalog software) to the libraries of southern and parts of central Illinois, as well as certain grant program services, such as the Cataloging Maintenance Center to libraries statewide.

Office of Workforce Innovation and Research

The Office of Workforce Innovation and Research is a multi-faceted organization that can take an idea from conception to evaluation into pilot testing and on to implementation. The talented staff consists of full-time employees, graduate students, and undergraduate students from a variety of backgrounds and interests. The OWIR manages projects and grants in the fields of health care training, certification exams, games for educations as well as numerous research projects. One of the positive attributes about working at SIU is that no matter what the project requires, there are 20,000 resources available if necessary. 

Potentia Analytics

Potentia Analytics brings cutting-edge technology to hard-to-solve industrial projects. Established in 2005 from a group of computer scientists and medical doctors, Potentia Analytics determined their core objective of applying computational intelligence to complex medical-related procedures and practices.

SIU Nurse Assistant/Aide Testing Program

The SIU Nurse Assistant/Aide Testing Program is a university testing unit based in the Office of Economic and Regional Development. They administer the Illinois Nurse Aide Competency Exam (NACE) for the Illinois Department of Public Health. Currently the primary functions include coordinate and administer the monthly Nurse Aide Competency Examination utilizing 54 test sites located in all of the seven regions across the state of Illinois. They also process and score all exams, conduct statistical analysis and provide testing results to IDPH, over 300 approved nurse aide training programs, and all individual test takers. They compile, print and bind balanced NACE exams for use with the monthly test administration and various technical assurance manuals for use by IDPH and Illinois nurse aide training programs. In addition to the above, they assist in updating and maintenance of the Nurse Aide Registry, conduct research, and maintain, update an Illinois Nurse Aide Testing Website and develop instructional materials to be utilized by IDPH and Illinois Nurse Aide training programs.