Aerial view of UW Madison College of Engineering Campus
Photo: Jeff Miller 

Next SEIPS Short Course: July 13-17, 2015

 

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. SEIPS SUMMER SYMPOSIUM VIDEO RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE

    The SEIPS Symposium featured an abridged version of the type of content covered in the annual SEIPS Short Course. A video of the entire session is now available to view at the UW-School of Medicine and Public Health Video Library.

  2. PASCALE CARAYON NAMED TO THE INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE'S COMMITTEE ON DIAGNOSTIC ERROR IN HEALTH CARE

    The charge of the new committee is to examine the evidence related to diagnostic errors and develop recommendations to reduce diagnostic error in health care.

  3. HOONAKKER'S "THE IMPACT OF ICT ON QUALITY OF WORKING LIFE" NOW AVAILABLE

    This book discusses the impact and effects of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) on quality of working life of employees.

  4. FORMER PH.D STUDENT OF PASCALE CARAYON RECOGNIZED BY WISCONSIN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

    Ayse Gurses, one of Professor Carayon's former PhD students, is being recognized by the Wisconsin Alumni Association in their "Forward under 40" program. She is currently an associate professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at Johns Hopkins University.

  5. CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL SAFETY CLIMATE QUESTIONNAIRE NOW AVAILABLE

    The Children’s Hospital Safety Climate (CHSC) Questionnaire, developed in conjunction with CQPI researchers, is a tool that health care administrators, researchers, and clinicians can use to evaluate parents’ perceptions of the patient safety climate of children’s hospitals.