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:
SMPH COLLABORATORS AND WIHSE DIRECTOR, PASCALE CARAYON, CO-WRITE PAPER, “PHYSICAL DISTANCING FOR CARE DELIVERY IN HEALTH CARE SETTINGS: CONSIDERATIONS AND CONSEQUENCES”
A look into providing health care during the COVID-19 Pandemic. “As health care systems explore new ways of delivering care for patients with and without COVID-19, they must consider how to maintain physical distancing among health care workers and patients”
BERBEEWALSH DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE COLLABORATORS AND WHISE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER, BOB BATT WORK TOGETHER ON COVID SURVEILLANCE TOOL
“To address uncertainty about ongoing levels of SARS-CoV-2 community transmission early in the pandemic, we aimed to develop a surveillance tool using readily available emergency department (ED) operations data extracted from the electronic health record (EHR).”
WIHSE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER, MAUREEN SMITH, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UW HEALTH, HAS RELEASED A COVID-19 VACCINE PRIORITIZATION TOOLKIT.
“This toolkit, intended for healthcare administrators, policymakers, and researchers interested in equitably distributing vaccinations to healthcare personnel, can be used to improve the equity of the distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations to healthcare personnel during Phase 1a of the CDC’s vaccine distribution plan, if not enough vaccine is available to immunize an entire group of employees with similar job-related risk exposure.”
JOIN US FOR THE 2021 VIRTUAL WIHSE CONFERENCE ON TUESDAY, MAY 11, AND WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2021!
The 3rd WIHSE Conference will focus on how engineering in collaboration with health sciences and industry can transform healthcare. Find out more on the conference website.
Join the AHRQ PSLL PhD students during the WIHSE Graduate Student Webinar!
On Wednesday, April 7th from 12:30-2:00pm, WIHSE PhD graduate students participating in the AHRQ-funded Patient Safety Learning Lab (PSLL) will be presenting their research during the WIHSE Graduate Student Webinar. For webinar details, visit: https://wihse.engr.wisc.edu/wihse-student-webinar-psll/
Hardeep Singh and WIHSE Director, Pascale Carayon, featured in JAMA
Although up to 5% of adult US outpatients may experience a diagnostic error annually, the health care quality movement has largely neglected the ambulatory space. Read their JAMA Viewpoint, “A Roadmap to Advance Patient Safety in Ambulatory Care”.
Register today for the NASEM webinar, “Making Technology Work for People: Challenge 2030”
Register to attend the NASEM webinar “Making Technology Work for People: Challenge 2030” on December 10 and December 11, 1:00-4:00pm ET! Many experts, including the former BOHSI chair, WIHSE Director Pascale Carayon, will present on human-systems integration and human factors. https://www.nationalacademies.org/event/12-10-2020/making-technology-work-for-people-challenge-2030?ct=t(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_Making_tech_work)
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.