GET READY FOR THE WIHSE CONFERENCE! ON MAY 12TH AND 13TH, JOIN US FOR THE VIRTUAL WIHSE CONFERENCE.
From 10:30-2:00pm on Tuesday and 10:30-12:30pm on Wednesday come take part in our interdisciplinary research discussions and learn more about what is happening with WIHSE! Click this link to register: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8BXa44kTIUPxWTA
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 (HER).”
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.
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:
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/
GIE LAUNCHES VIDEO ON ENGINEERING AND THE HEALTH HIGHWAY (INCLUDING WIHSE) FEATURING NICOLE WERNER, WIHSE FACULTY AFFILIATE
The Grainger Institute for Engineering (GIE) launched a video about the Engineering and the Health Highway, which includes Smart & Connected Healthcare (WIHSE), Biomanufacturing, and Neuroengineering. Watch the video to learn more about WIHSE from faculty affiliate Professor Nicole Werner!
NICOLE WERNER TO ADVANCE TO SECOND ROUND OF NATIONAL CSHCN CHALLENGE
Congratulations Nicole for advancing to the second phase of the national Care Coordination for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Challenge! She and Dr. Coller are working on a mobile app called @HOME that aims to connect and support families caring for children who need enteral tubes in a home setting. The CSHCN supports innovative technology-based solutions that improve the quality of care, enhance family engagement, and positively impact health outcomes for families of children with special health care needs.
JINSHAN LI SELECTED AS AN IEEE DISTINGUISHED LECTURER
The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) Distinguished Lecturer Program is aimed at promoting the research areas of the IEEE RAS as identified by its Technical Committees. Jingshan Li has been selected as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer in the Automation in Healthcare Management Technical Committee. Congratulations Jingshan!
ROUND TABLE #1 FOR NSF ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER ON HEALTHY AND SAFE AGING
WIHSE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR JINGSHAN LI STARTS PROJECT FUNDED BY BAXTER
Professor Jingshan Li was recently awarded funding from Baxter for a project that aims to develop data analytic methods to provide risk prediction and patient-centered intervention strategies for acute kidney injury (AKI) and congestive heart failure (CHF) patients. Congratulations Jingshan!
MAUREEN SMITH & WIHSE DIRECTOR PASCALE CARAYON AWARDED A $2.5 MILLION AHRQ GRANT.
This AHRQ grant, “Engineering Safe Care Journeys for Vulnerable Populations”, is a four-year grant that will create a patient safety passport to support the journey of care for older adults diagnosed with a fall or UTI in the ED.
CHECK OUT THE QSI STUDENT LAB!
A collaboration between WIHSE, ISyE and UW Health, this lab is made up of graduate and undergraduate students who work on various quality and process improvement projects. Stay tuned for more information on their end of the semester poster session!
WIHSE AWARDED PLANNING GRANT FROM NSF TO DEVELOP AN “ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER FOR HEALTHY AND SAFE AGING”
This planning grant will last one year and will be under the direction and leadership of Pascale Carayon, Jingshan Li, Hongrui Jiang, Beth Meyerand, and Jane Mahoney.
PASCALE CARAYON RECEIVES IEA/ELSEVIER JOHN WILSON AWARD AT 2018 TRIENNIAL CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL ERGONOMICS ASSOCIATION
This award recognizes major contributions in the field of applied ergonomics, either a specific study or project on applied system design or significant advances in ergonomic design and research.
PASCALE CARAYON TO CO-CHAIR NATIONAL ACADEMY OF MEDICINE COMMITTEE ON SYSTEMS APPROACHES TO IMPROVE PATIENT CARE BY SUPPORTING CLINICIAN WELL-BEING
Pascale Carayon, together with UCSF’s Christine Cassel, is co-chairing a committee commissioned to “examine the scientific evidence regarding the causes of clinician burnout as well as the consequences for both clinicians and patients, and interventions to support clinician well-being and resilience.”
PASCALE CARAYON NAMED ONE OF THE 50 EXPERTS LEADING THE FIELD OF PATIENT SAFETY
Congratulations to Pascale Carayon for being named an expert leading the field of patient safety!
WIHSE 2018 CONFERENCE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY NOW AVAILABLE
Our executive summary is now available on our event page.
WIHSE CONFERENCE AND NAE REGIONAL MEETING ON MAY 2 AND 3
Join us for the WIHSE Conference on May 2, or the NAE Regional Meeting on May 3. Both events are happening at the H. F. DeLuce Forum at the Discovery Building. These two events require separate registration. Register and find more information about the WIHSE Conference here, or register and find more information about the NAE regional meeting here. We hope to see you at both events!
WIHSE CONFERENCE WILL BE LIVE STREAMED
If you are not able to join us in Madison for the 2018 WIHSE conference, you may also view the conference online. In addition to video recording our sessions, we will also be live streaming our conference this year. You may find the live stream link on our conference event page. The registration is still open if you would like to join us in person on May 2 at the Discovery Building.
QUALITY, SAFETY, AND INNOVATION LAB STUDENTS PRESENTING PROJECT POSTERS ON MAY 10
The Quality, Safety, and Innovation Lab provides students with experience applying systems engineering tools and training in a healthcare setting. The Lab partners with UW Hospitals and Clinics to work on various quality and process improvement projects. Led by Professor Oguz Alagoz, associate director of WIHSE, the Lab officially made its transition to becoming an affiliate of WIHSE in early 2018. The students will presenting their project posters on May 10, from 11:30AM-1:00PM at the UW Hospital and Clinics room G5/152. Attendees may come and go as their schedule permits.
WIHSE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER BARB BOWERS TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE STTI RESEARCHER HALL OF FAME
Dr. Bowers, a member of the WIHSE Executive Committee, is recognized by the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing for her significant and sustained contribution to the nursing profession. Twenty nurse researchers representing seven countries will will be presented with the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame award at Sigma’s 29th International Nursing Research Congress in Melbourne, Australia.
DR. PATRICIA FLATLEY BRENNAN, DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE, ANNOUNCED AS SPEAKER FOR WIHSE 2018 CONFERENCE
PASCALE CARAYON QUOTED IN POLITICO’S MORNING eHEALTH DAILY REPORT
Dr. Carayon was quoted by Politico in their website’s daily report on the intersection of healthcare and technology. “We need to figure out what [are] the redundancy, error recovery mechanisms that we’re going to use when [a routine] doesn’t exist in a particular context,” said Pascale Carayon during the AHRQ National Web Conference on Reducing Provider Burden through Better Health IT Design, and later quoted by Politico.
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.
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.
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.”
WIHSE APPROVED BY UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC PLANNING COUNCIL AS FORMAL UW-MADISON INSTITUTE
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.