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.
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
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.