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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.