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.” Download a printable WIHSE brochure.
WIHSE and COVID-19
You can find the latest updates of WIHSE activities related to the COVID-19 crisis here:
Call for papers! WIHSE Associate Director, Professor Jingshan Li, organizes Special Issue on Challenges and Responses of Automation Science and Engineering to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Industrial and Systems Engineering Professor and WIHSE Associate Director Jingshan Li is organizing an IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering special issue on Challenges and Responses of Automation Science and Engineering to the COVID-19 Pandemic. For more details on paper topics and deadlines, visit: https://www.ieee-ras.org/about-ras/latest-news/1708-t-ase-cfp-special-issue-on-challenges-and-responses-of-automation-science-and-engineering-to-the-covid-19-pandemic.
WIHSE COLLEAGUE GABRIEL ZAYAS-CABAN RECEIVES INAUGURAL ASSISTANT PROFESSORSHIP
Congratulations WIHSE Executive Committee member Gabriel Zayas-Caban for receiving the inaugural Jane R. and Jack G. Mandula Assistant Professor in the College of Engineering. We are proud to have you as our colleague!
WIHSE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR PROFESSOR JINGSHAN LI AND PROFESSOR LAURA ALBERT INDUCTED AS IISE FELLOWS
The IISE Fellow Award is the highest classification of IISE members. The award celebrates significant and nationally recognized accomplishments in ISyE.
PROFESSOR CARAYON HAS BEEN ELECTED TO ISQUA’S ACADEMY OF QUALITY AND SAFETY IN HEALTH CARE
Congratulations to Professor Carayon for being elected to the ISQUA Academy of Quality and Safety in Health Care! She is now one of 80 members worldwide.
WIHSE WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS
We are excited to welcome Professor Hongrui Jiang to the WIHSE Executive Committee and Professor Nicole Werner joins the WIHSE Leadership Team as a new Associate Director! We look forward to the knowledge and insight they will provide as WIHSE continues to expand outreach and impact.
WEBINAR – “AN OVERLOOKED INTERSECTION: HUMAN FACTORS SYSTEMS APPROACH AND THE COVID-19 HEALTHCARE CRISIS”
On April 29, WIHSE Director Pascale Carayon and Shawna Perry, Associate Professor, University of Florida Health Department of Emergency Medicine present a webinar, “An Overlooked Intersection: Human Factors Systems Approach and The COVID-19 Healthcare Crisis”, organized by the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua)
WIHSE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OGUZHAN ALAGOZ HAS LED THE DEVELOPMENT OF COVID-19 PREDICTION MODELS
WIHSE Associate Director Oguzhan Alagoz has led the development of models that are among the tools aiding health officials in Dane County and south-central Wisconsin as they prepare for and respond to COVID-19. He has worked with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and UW Health to develop and refine the models and has shared his efforts with the WI DHS. Press releases:
2020 WIHSE CONFERENCE IS CANCELLED
WIHSE has been monitoring all guidelines and updates regarding COVID-19. After much review and consideration, we have decided to cancel the 2020 WIHSE Conference on Monday, May 11th
PASCALE CARAYON DESIGNATED AS NATIONAL ASSOCIATE, A LIFETIME TITLE BY THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE
The National Associates program of NASEM recognizes “extraordinary contributions to our organization through pro bono service to Academies”. Congratulations on this honor Pascale!
CONGRATULATIONS TO WIHSE LEADERSHIP TEAM MEMBER OGUZ ALAGOZ FOR HIS APPOINTMENT AS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF IISE TRANSACTIONS ON HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING JOURNAL!
IISE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering Journal is the only healthcare engineering journal of the IISE which is the largest professional organization for ISYE. Congratulations Oguz for being appointed as Editor-in-Chief!
REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE 2020 WIHSE CONFERENCE ON MONDAY, MAY 11, 2020!
Register today for our 3rd WIHSE Conference which focuses on how engineering in collaboration with health sciences and industry can make a difference for vulnerable populations; particularly older adults, children, patients with multiple chronic conditions, and those in understudied and rural populations. Find out more on the conference website.
PASCALE CARAYON INTERVIEWED BY MILWAUKEE NPR REGARDING NAM REPORT ON CLINICIAN BURNOUT
WUWM 89.7, Milwaukee’s NPR, interviews Pascale Carayon, co-chair of the Committee on Systems Approaches to Improve Patient Care by Supporting Clinician Well-Being, about the recent release of the NAM report, “Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being”.
PASCALE CARAYON INTERVIEWED FOR JAMA VIEWPOINT ON CLINICIAN WELL-BEING
Listen to interview of Pascale Carayon, co-chair of the Committee on Systems Approaches to Improve Patient Care by Supporting Clinician Well-Being and first author of the JAMA viewpoint “Improving Systems to Support Clinician Well-Being as a Means to Promote Better Patient Care”, following the release of the National Academy of Medicine report on “Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being”.
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF MEDICINE RELEASES REPORT ON CLINICIAN BURNOUT
The National Academy of Medicine is releasing its report on clinician burnout. Join them for the release of this report on 10/23 at 10:30am CT at https://nam.edu/event/taking-action-against-clinician-burnout-a-systems-approach-to-professional-well-being-report-release-event/