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The Wisconsin Institute for Healthcare Systems Engineering (WIHSE) is a research initiative in the College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin – Madison which will act as a hub to bring together practitioners and researchers in health care and engineering to conduct research, create new knowledge, and design better systems in health care.
The vision of WIHSE is “to be the premier research institute that transforms health care through engineering, positioning us to achieve the Quadruple Aim of revolutionizing the patient experience, improving population health, controlling healthcare costs, and enhancing clinician satisfaction.”
David Bates, Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer for Brigham and Women’s Hospital, will be the keynote speaker for the 2018 WIHSE conference on May 2. Dr. Bates is an international expert in health IT and patient safety.
The College of Engineering is currently recruiting assistant professors in the area of sensors and sensing. The sensors/sensing area includes healthcare applications, such as wearable devices and remote sensing for monitoring and managing patients with chronic conditions, vulnerable populations, and workplace exposures. The faculty members will be appointed as Grainger Institute Fellows within the Grainger Institute for Engineering, where the director of WIHSE, Pascale Carayon, is the Thrust Leader of Smart and Connected Healthcare. Anticipated start date is August 2018. Application deadline is December 1, 2017.
WIHSE WORKING GROUP MEMBER NICOLE WERNER RECEIVES NSF GRANT
Nicole Werner, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering and WIHSE working group member, received a $175,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) titled “Innovating consumer health information technology designs for informal caregiving: From individual caregivers to loosely coupled teams.”
WIHSE APPROVED BY UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC PLANNING COUNCIL AS FORMAL UW-MADISON INSTITUTE