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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. RESEARCH ON FAMILY-CENTERED ROUNDS FEATURED IN PEDIATRICS

    The paper on "Family-Initiated Dialogue About Medications During Family-Centered Rounds" is a featured article in Pediatrics.

  6. SEIPS SYMPOSIUM VIDEO RECORDING 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 available to view by clicking on the link above.