**2021 WIHSE Conference – Tuesday, May 11 and Wednesday, May 12: Register for the 2021 WIHSE Conference focusing on the health care systems engineering response to the COVID-19  pandemic and reflecting on the accomplishments of WIHSE, highlighting interdisciplinary research collaborations that are improving care processes and technologies and making a different for patient health and safety! Visit the conference homepage for more information including the agenda.
 
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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JOIN US FOR THE 2021 VIRTUAL WIHSE CONFERENCE ON TUESDAY, MAY 11, AND WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2021!
The 3rd WIHSE Conference will focus on how engineering in collaboration with health sciences and industry can transform healthcare. Find out more on the conference website.

Hardeep Singh and WIHSE Director, Pascale Carayon, featured in JAMA
Although up to 5% of adult US outpatients may experience a diagnostic error annually, the health care quality movement has largely neglected the ambulatory space. Read their JAMA Viewpoint, “A Roadmap to Advance Patient Safety in Ambulatory Care”.

Register today for the NASEM webinar, “Making Technology Work for People: Challenge 2030”
Register to attend the NASEM webinar “Making Technology Work for People: Challenge 2030” on December 10 and December 11, 1:00-4:00pm ET! Many experts, including the former BOHSI chair, WIHSE Director Pascale Carayon, will present on human-systems integration and human factors. https://www.nationalacademies.org/event/12-10-2020/making-technology-work-for-people-challenge-2030?ct=t(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_Making_tech_work)

Call for papers! WIHSE Associate Director, Professor Jingshan Li, organizes Special Issue on Challenges and Responses of Automation Science and Engineering to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Industrial and Systems Engineering Professor and WIHSE Associate Director Jingshan Li is organizing an IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering special issue on Challenges and Responses of Automation Science and Engineering to the COVID-19 Pandemic. For more details on paper topics and deadlines, visit: https://www.ieee-ras.org/about-ras/latest-news/1708-t-ase-cfp-special-issue-on-challenges-and-responses-of-automation-science-and-engineering-to-the-covid-19-pandemic.

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.

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