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

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

  2. SEIPS RESEARCH FRAMEWORK AND METHODS TAPPED IN FAMILY-CENTERED ROUNDS PAPER FEATURED IN PEDIATRICS

    The report "Family-Initiated Dialogue About Medications During Family-Centered Rounds" was recently recognized as a featured article on Pediatrics Digest.

  3. SEIPS SUMMER SYMPOSIUM VIDEO RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE

    The SEIPS Symposium featured an abridged version of the 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.

  4. PASCALE CARAYON NAMED TO INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE 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.

  5. 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.