University of Wisconsin–Madison

WIHSE Inaugural Conference

The Wisconsin Institute for Healthcare Systems Engineering (WIHSE) Inaugural Conference was held March 16-17, 2017. Joining us were keynote speakers Carolyn Clancy and Patti Brennan, Judy Faulkner, founder and CEO of Epic, leaders from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Cancer Institute, the National Patient Safety Foundation, the National Academy of Medicine, and leaders from healthcare delivery and industry. The Executive Summary can be accessed here.

Watch for the dates of our next conference tentatively scheduled for April 2018.

WIHSE Inaugural Conference Agenda

Objective:  To define the healthcare systems engineering research agenda of the future.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Welcome:  Introduction to WIHSE and the Inaugural Conference [presentation video]

  • Pascale Carayon, Procter & Gamble Bascom Professor in Total Quality, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, UW-Madison
  • Judy Faulkner, Founder and CEO, Epic
  • Ian Robertson, Dean, College of Engineering, UW-Madison
  • Barbara Bowers, Associate Dean for Research, Charlotte Jane and Ralph A. Rodefer Chair, Helen Denne Schulte Professor, School of Nursing, UW-Madison
  • Richard Moss, Senior Associate Dean for Basic Research, Biotechnology and Graduate Studies, School of Medicine and Public Health, UW-Madison
  • Steve Swanson, Dean, School of Pharmacy, UW-Madison
  • Steve Ackerman, Associate Vice Chancellor for Physical Sciences, UW-Madison

Keynote Speaker

  • Carolyn Clancy, Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Organizational Excellence, Department of Veterans Affairs [slides] [presentation video]

Perspectives from Healthcare Delivery [presentation video]

  • Facilitator: Maureen Smith, Professor, Departments of Population Health Sciences and Family Medicine, UW-Madison
  • Michael McGinnis, Leonard D. Schaeffer Executive Officer, National Academy of Medicine
  • Alan Kaplan, CEO, UW Health

Perspectives from Stakeholders [presentation video]

  • Facilitator: M. Elizabeth Meyerand, Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, UW-Madison
  • Jeff Brady, Director, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [slides]
  • Bradford Hesse, Chief, Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch, National Cancer Institute [slides]
  • Chuck Officer, Vice President of Innovation, UnitedHealth Group [slides]
  • Tejal Gandhi, President and CEO, National Patient Safety Foundation [slides]

Friday, March 17, 2017

Perspectives on Interdisciplinary Collaboration [presentation video]

  • Facilitator: Dan Thoma, Director, Grainger Institute for Engineering, UW-Madison
  • Peter Hoonakker, Research Scientist and Associate Director for Research, Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement, UW-Madison & Michelle Kelly, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UW-Madison
  • Jingshan Li, Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, UW-Madison & Al Musa, Physician and Board Chair, Dean Medical Group
  • M. Elizabeth Meyerand, Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, UW-Madison & Vivek Prabhakaran, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, UW-Madison
  • Linsey Steege, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, UW-Madison & Barbara King, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, UW-Madison
  • Nicole Werner, Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, UW-Madison & Manish Shah, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, UW-Madison
  • Douglas Wiegmann, Associate Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, UW-Madison & Caprice Greenberg, Professor, Department of Surgery, UW-Madison

Keynote Address


Download the complete WIHSE Inaugural Conference Agenda