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Positions Currently Available at CQPI

 

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:



CQPI and SEIPS in the news and upcoming events

  1. CQPI RESEARCH PRESENTED IN AHRQ REPORT EXAMINING IMPACTS OF PATIENT PORTALS, E-FORMS AND SECURE MESSAGING ON WORKFLOW IN PRIMARY CARE

    A new report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality examines the use of health IT in ambulatory care practices as well as its impact on patient and provider workflow.

  2. BECKER’S HOSPITAL REVIEW AWARDS PASCALE CARAYON FOR HER WORK IN PATIENT SAFETY

    The award recognizes “50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety” who have led initiatives to reduce harm and ensure safety.

  3. PASCALE CARAYON HONORED IN FIRST ISyE INVESTITURE CEREMONY

    The ceremony was held to honor the scholarly and educational achievements of ISyE faculty holding professorships and chairships. Other Honorees included CQPI faculty Profs. Patti Brennan and John Lee.

  4. PASCALE CARAYON PARTICIPATES IN NPSF PANEL REVIEWING STATE OF PATIENT SAFETY

    A multidisciplinary panel organized by the National Patient Safety Foundation and led by Dr. Donald Berwick reviewed the state of patient safety 15 years after the IOM report "To Err is Human". A report of the panel's recommendations will be delivered this summer.

  5. WIEGMANN CO-AUTHORS PAPER ON COACHING TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE IN ANNALS OF SURGERY

    This paper describes the concept of surgical coaching and its implications in the medical field.