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

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.

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WIHSE COLLEAGUE GABRIEL ZAYAS-CABAN RECEIVES INAUGURAL ASSISTANT PROFESSORSHIP
Congratulations WIHSE Executive Committee member Gabriel Zayas-Caban for receiving the inaugural Jane R. and Jack G. Mandula Assistant Professor in the College of Engineering. We are proud to have you as our colleague!

WIHSE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR PROFESSOR JINGSHAN LI AND PROFESSOR LAURA ALBERT INDUCTED AS IISE FELLOWS
The IISE Fellow Award is the highest classification of IISE members. The award celebrates significant and nationally recognized accomplishments in ISyE.

PROFESSOR CARAYON HAS BEEN ELECTED TO ISQUA’S ACADEMY OF QUALITY AND SAFETY IN HEALTH CARE
Congratulations to Professor Carayon for being elected to the ISQUA Academy of Quality and Safety in Health Care! She is now one of 80 members worldwide.

WEBINAR – “AN OVERLOOKED INTERSECTION: HUMAN FACTORS SYSTEMS APPROACH AND THE COVID-19 HEALTHCARE CRISIS”
On April 29, WIHSE Director Pascale Carayon and Shawna Perry, Associate Professor, University of Florida Health Department of Emergency Medicine present a webinar, “An Overlooked Intersection: Human Factors Systems Approach and The COVID-19 Healthcare Crisis”, organized by the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua)

WIHSE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OGUZHAN ALAGOZ HAS LED THE DEVELOPMENT OF COVID-19 PREDICTION MODELS
WIHSE Associate Director Oguzhan Alagoz has led the development of models that are among the tools aiding health officials in Dane County and south-central Wisconsin as they prepare for and respond to COVID-19. He has worked with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and UW Health to develop and refine the models and has shared his efforts with the WI DHS. Press releases:

2020 WIHSE CONFERENCE IS CANCELLED
WIHSE has been monitoring all guidelines and updates regarding COVID-19. After much review and consideration, we have decided to cancel the 2020 WIHSE Conference on Monday, May 11th

PASCALE CARAYON DESIGNATED AS NATIONAL ASSOCIATE, A LIFETIME TITLE BY THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE
The National Associates program of NASEM recognizes “extraordinary contributions to our organization through pro bono service to Academies”. Congratulations on this honor Pascale!

CONGRATULATIONS TO WIHSE LEADERSHIP TEAM MEMBER OGUZ ALAGOZ FOR HIS APPOINTMENT AS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF IISE TRANSACTIONS ON HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING JOURNAL!
IISE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering Journal is the only healthcare engineering journal of the IISE which is the largest professional organization for ISYE. Congratulations Oguz for being appointed as Editor-in-Chief!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE 2020 WIHSE CONFERENCE ON MONDAY, MAY 11, 2020!
Register today for our 3rd WIHSE Conference which focuses on how engineering in collaboration with health sciences and industry can make a difference for vulnerable populations; particularly older adults, children, patients with multiple chronic conditions, and those in understudied and rural populations. Find out more on the conference website.

PASCALE CARAYON INTERVIEWED BY MILWAUKEE NPR REGARDING NAM REPORT ON CLINICIAN BURNOUT
WUWM 89.7, Milwaukee’s NPR, interviews Pascale Carayon, co-chair of the Committee on Systems Approaches to Improve Patient Care by Supporting Clinician Well-Being, about the recent release of the NAM report, “Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being”.

PASCALE CARAYON INTERVIEWED FOR JAMA VIEWPOINT ON CLINICIAN WELL-BEING
Listen to interview of Pascale Carayon, co-chair of the Committee on Systems Approaches to Improve Patient Care by Supporting Clinician Well-Being and first author of the JAMA viewpoint “Improving Systems to Support Clinician Well-Being as a Means to Promote Better Patient Care”, following the release of the National Academy of Medicine report on “Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being”.

CONGRATULATIONS TO PROFESSOR PASCALE CARAYON FOR RECEIVING THE INAUGURAL LEON AND ELIZABETH JANSSEN PROFESSORSHIP!

MEET CQPI-WIHSE GRADUATE STUDENT BETSY HOSE, HIGHLIGHTED IN ISYE’S FALL NEWSLETTER

CONGRATULATIONS WIHSE GRADUATE STUDENT MEGAN SALWEI FOR PUBLISHING HER FIRST OF MANY FIRST-AUTHOR PAPERS! READ ABOUT ROLE NETWORK ANALYSIS AND TEAM ADAPTION IN THE VTE PROPHYLAXIS PROCESS.

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