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OGUZ ALAGOZ SPEAKS AT A “FORUM FOR MANUFACTURERS” IN NEENAH

PASCALE CARAYON NAMED ONE OF THE 50 EXPERTS LEADING THE FIELD OF PATIENT SAFETY
Congratulations to Pascale Carayon for being named an expert leading the field of patient safety!

WIHSE 2018 CONFERENCE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY NOW AVAILABLE
Our executive summary is now available on our event page.

WIHSE CONFERENCE AND NAE REGIONAL MEETING ON MAY 2 AND 3
Join us for the WIHSE Conference on May 2, or the NAE Regional Meeting on May 3. Both events are happening at the H. F. DeLuce Forum at the Discovery Building. These two events require separate registration. Register and find more information about the WIHSE Conference here, or register and find more information about the NAE regional meeting here. We hope to see you at both events!

WIHSE CONFERENCE WILL BE LIVE STREAMED
If you are not able to join us in Madison for the 2018 WIHSE conference, you may also view the conference online. In addition to video recording our sessions, we will also be live streaming our conference this year. You may find the live stream link on our conference event page. The registration is still open if you would like to join us in person on May 2 at the Discovery Building.

QUALITY, SAFETY, AND INNOVATION LAB STUDENTS PRESENTING PROJECT POSTERS ON MAY 10
The Quality, Safety, and Innovation Lab provides students with experience applying systems engineering tools and training in a healthcare setting.  The Lab partners with UW Hospitals and Clinics to work on various quality and process improvement projects. Led by Professor Oguz Alagoz, associate director of WIHSE, the Lab officially made its transition to becoming an affiliate of WIHSE in early 2018. The students will presenting their project posters on May 10, from 11:30AM-1:00PM at the UW Hospital and Clinics room G5/152. Attendees may come and go as their schedule permits.

WIHSE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER BARB BOWERS TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE STTI RESEARCHER HALL OF FAME
Dr. Bowers, a member of the WIHSE Executive Committee, is recognized by the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing for her significant and sustained contribution to the nursing profession. Twenty nurse researchers representing seven countries will will be presented with the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame award at Sigma’s 29th International Nursing Research Congress in Melbourne, Australia.

DR. PATRICIA FLATLEY BRENNAN, DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE, ANNOUNCED AS SPEAKER FOR WIHSE 2018 CONFERENCE

PASCALE CARAYON QUOTED IN POLITICO’S MORNING eHEALTH DAILY REPORT
Dr. Carayon was quoted by Politico in their website’s daily report on the intersection of healthcare and technology.  “We need to figure out what [are] the redundancy, error recovery mechanisms that we’re going to use when [a routine] doesn’t exist in a particular context,” said Pascale Carayon during the AHRQ National Web Conference on Reducing Provider Burden through Better Health IT Design, and later quoted by Politico.

PASCALE CARAYON CONFIRMED AS A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES COMMITTEE ON IMPROVING HEALTHCARE QUALITY GLOBALLY
The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has convened the Committee on Improving the Quality of Health Care Globally to study particular prospects for improving health care quality globally and expanding access to services, with a focus on low-resource areas. WIHSE director Pascale Carayon is confirmed as a member of the committee among other experts in medicine, health services research, global health, health economics, and engineering.

WIHSE DIRECTOR PASCALE CARAYON NAMED HUMAN FACTORS WORK STREAM LEADER BY NEHI TO GUIDE HEALTHCARE WITHOUT WALLS INITIATIVE
NEHI (The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation) has announced work stream leaders for its Health Care Without Walls initiative, which is focused on advancing development of a more distributed and accessible health care system, drawing on current and future technologies.

WIHSE DIRECTOR PASCALE CARAYON RECEIVES UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE EXTRA MILE AWARD 

DAVID BATES, MD, MSc, ANNOUNCED AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR WIHSE CONFERENCE 2018
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.

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
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. Download the flyer for these positions.

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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.”

ELIZABETH MEYERAND, OGUZHAN ALAGOZ, AND JINGSHAN LI JOIN WIHSE LEADERSHIP TEAM AS ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS.

WIHSE APPROVED BY UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC PLANNING COUNCIL AS FORMAL UW-MADISON INSTITUTE

WIHSE WORKING GROUP MEMBER NICOLE WERNER RECEIVES KL2 FACULTY CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD

CARAYON TO LEAD GRAINGER INSTITUTE FOR ENGINEERING’S SMART AND CONNECTED HEALTHCARE THRUST

INAUGURAL CONFERENCE MARCH 16-17, 2017
National and local experts in healthcare systems engineering, patient safety and healthcare quality as well as representatives from healthcare delivery and healthcare technology firms will discuss the challenges and opportunities engineering and healthcare face to address the Quadruple Aim.

ROUNDTABLE EVENT – WHEN HEALTH CARE MEETS ENGINEERING WELL RECEIVED  Sixty-six College of Engineering and Health Sciences faculty and researchers convened to identify common interests and further define the research agenda for WIHSE.

WIHSE APPROVED BY COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING ACADEMIC PLANNING COUNCIL IN PURSUIT OF FORMAL UNIVERSITY RECOGNITION AS AN INSTITUTE.

WIHSE ROUNDTABLE CONVENES ENGINEERING FACULTY AND RESEARCH to identify research opportunities for the college in healthcare systems engineering.

WIHSE WORKING GROUP MEMBERS convene and plan strategy for the proposed institute.