The Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement (CQPI) is an interdisciplinary research center in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s College of Engineering.
Sparked by the international quality revolution, CQPI was developed with a renewed focus on customers and processes. Since its establishment by the late Professors George E.P. Box and William G. Hunter, CQPI has been at the forefront in the development of new techniques for improving the quality of products and processes. Its work applies principles of human factors and systems engineering to improve the quality and safety of work processes, working life, and health care.
Specific areas of research include:
PETER HOONAKKER GIVEN BOLLINGER ACADEMIC STAFF DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR RESEARCH
On February 19, 2018, College of Engineering Dean Ian Robertson honored 11 faculty and staff for their exceptional research, teaching and service including Dr. Hoonakker.
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 PRESENTED DURING THE AHRQ NATIONAL WEB CONFERENCE ON REDUCING PROVIDER BURDEN THROUGH BETTER HEALTH IT DESIGN
The AHRQ hosted Web conference took place on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 1:30-3 PM CST. Presenters discussed their research findings around how clinical work is accomplished using electronic health records and how to optimally design key functionalities such as prevention alerts and abnormal results followup. The recording will be available approximately two weeks after the Web conference.
BAT-ZION HOSE WILL PARTICIPATE IN NSF SPONSORED NEELY CENTER SUMMER SCHOOL ON DECISION MAKING IN LARGE SYSTEMS
Bat-zion (Betsy) Hose is a CQPI research assistant and a graduate student in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at UW-Madison. The summer school will take place June 24-29, 2018 at the University of Southern California.
PASCALE CARAYON CONFIRMED AS A MEMBER OF NATIONAL ACADEMIES COMMITTEE ON IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF HEALTH CARE GLOBALLY
The committee has been charged to conduct a consensus study on assessment, measurement, and improvement of healthcare quality in low-resource areas; the report is due next year. The committee includes people with expertise in medicine, health services research, global health, health economics and… engineering!