University of Wisconsin–Madison

When Health Care Meets Engineering

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Thank you to the 66 individuals from Engineering and the Health Sciences who attended “When Health Care Meets Engineering”, January 12, 2017. Similar to the August Roundtable, engineering novel healthcare systems to optimize workflow and management of information was a common focus across the research themes. Data quality, data meaning and the sheer volume of data were identified as significant research opportunities. Given the clinical focus and attention to the Quadruple Aim, patient engagement and human-centered design of technology for clinical use by individuals and within teams were also identified as cross-theme research areas. Additionally, clinical participants expressed interest in the opportunity new engineering methods, models and algorithms pose in the areas of 1) forecasting (needs identification and anticipation), 2) sensing, 3) remote monitoring, 4) machine learning, 5) technology implementation, 6) workflow and workload management, and 7) feedback and learning. The Executive Summary of the event can be accessed here.

Jake Blanchard, Professor and Executive Associate Dean: College of Engineering, welcoming the group with an introduction on the significance of Engineering and Healthcare collaboration.

Jake Blanchard, Professor and Executive Associate Dean, College of Engineering, welcoming the group with an introduction on the significance of the collaboration between Engineering and Health Care.

Pascale Carayon, Procter & Gamble Bascom Professor in Total Quality, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, welcomes attendees and introduces the objective of the collaborative round table event.

Pascale Carayon, Procter & Gamble Bascom Professor in Total Quality, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, welcomes attendees and introduces the objectives of the event.

Participants engaged in discussion at one of the theme tables.

Participants engaged in discussion at one of the theme tables.