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WANT TO BE INFORMED WHEN REGISTRATION OPENS FOR OUR CONFERENCE ON MAY 2, 2018? FILL OUT THE FORM HERE.

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.

  • Be notified when registration opens for our 2018 Conference on May 2 at the Discovery Building (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

NEWS

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
The “Extra Mile Award” is awarded to a UW Health faculty member, outside of the Department of Medicine, who has made significant contributions to the Department of Medicine.

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

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.”

 

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