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:
PASCALE CARAYON AND OTHERS CONTRIBUTE TO A SPECIAL ISSUE OF HEALTH AFFAIRS THAT HIGHLIGHTS CHALLENGES AND POTENTIAL STRATEGIES FOR MAKING HEALTH CARE SAFER IN THE US
AHRQ-funded studies published in the November issue of Health Affairs highlight challenges and potential strategies for making health care safer in the United States. The articles explore a broad range of safety initiatives, including the use of health information technologies to reduce medication errors, emerging efforts to improve diagnoses, and how clinical teams might respond more effectively to surgical complications. Pascale Carayon, Abby Wooldridge (now an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Betsy Hose, Megan Salwei, and James Benneyan contributed to this special issue of Health Affairs
MAUREEN SMITH & WIHSE DIRECTOR PASCALE CARAYON AWARDED A $2.5 MILLION AHRQ GRANT.
This AHRQ grant, “Engineering Safe Care Journeys for Vulnerable Populations”, is a four-year grant that will create a patient safety passport to support the journey of care for older adults diagnosed with a fall or UTI in the ED.
SEIPS AFFILIATE MICHELLE KELLY AWARDED ICTR CLINICAL AND COMMUNITY OUTCOMES RESEARCH AWARD
Dr. Kelly’s proposed study “Sharing doctors’ notes to improve parent understanding of their hospitalized child’s care plan” builds on her past work addressing EHR use by parents and caregivers of pediatric patients to facilitate communication with clinicians.
PETER HOONAKKER GIVEN BOLLINGER ACADEMIC STAFF DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR RESEARCH
On February 19, 2018, College of Engineering Dean Ian Robertson honored 11 faculty and staff for their exceptional research, teaching and service including Dr. Hoonakker.