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.
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”.
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.
PASCALE CARAYON QUOTED IN POLITICO’S MORNING eHEALTH DAILY REPORT
Dr. Carayon was quoted by Politico in their website’s daily report on the intersection of healthcare and technology. “We need to figure out what [are] the redundancy, error recovery mechanisms that we’re going to use when [a routine] doesn’t exist in a particular context,” said Pascale Carayon during the AHRQ National Web Conference on Reducing Provider Burden through Better Health IT Design, and later quoted by Politico.
PASCALE CARAYON PRESENTED DURING THE AHRQ NATIONAL WEB CONFERENCE ON REDUCING PROVIDER BURDEN THROUGH BETTER HEALTH IT DESIGN
The AHRQ hosted Web conference took place on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 1:30-3 PM CST. Presenters discussed their research findings around how clinical work is accomplished using electronic health records and how to optimally design key functionalities such as prevention alerts and abnormal results followup. The recording will be available approximately two weeks after the Web conference.
BAT-ZION HOSE WILL PARTICIPATE IN NSF SPONSORED NEELY CENTER SUMMER SCHOOL ON DECISION MAKING IN LARGE SYSTEMS
Bat-zion (Betsy) Hose is a CQPI research assistant and a graduate student in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at UW-Madison. The summer school will take place June 24-29, 2018 at the University of Southern California.
PASCALE CARAYON CONFIRMED AS A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES COMMITTEE ON IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF HEALTH CARE GLOBALLY
The committee has been charged to conduct a consensus study on assessment, measurement, and improvement of healthcare quality in low-resource areas; the report is due next year. The committee includes people with expertise in medicine, health services research, global health, health economics and… engineering!
PASCALE CARAYON NAMED HUMAN FACTORS WORK STREAM LEADER BY NEHI TO GUIDE HEALTHCARE WITHOUT WALLS INITIATIVE
NEHI (The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation) has announced work stream leaders for its Health Care Without Walls initiative, which is focused on advancing development of a more distributed and accessible health care system, drawing on current and future technologies.
CQPI-SEIPS FACULTY AFFILIATE NASIA SAFDAR RECOGNIZED BY AHRQ AS LEADER IN PREVENTING HEALTH-CARE ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS (HAIs)
Using a systems engineering framework, Dr. Safdar and colleagues, including CQPI’s Pascale Carayon and Ann Schoofs Hundt, conducted an AHRQ-funded study to identify factors that affect health care workers’ use of prevention activities, known as bundles, to combat Clostridium difficile (C diff). Knowing the factors that facilitate—or are barriers to—the use of these practices can help clinical teams better understand how to standardize their efforts to prevent infection.
PASCALE CARAYON RECEIVES UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE “EXTRA MILE AWARD”
The “Extra Mile Award” is awarded to a UW Health faculty member, outside of the Department of Medicine, who has made significant contributions to the Department of Medicine.
CQPI-SEIPS FACULTY AFFILIATE NICOLE WERNER RECEIVES NSF GRANT
Nicole Werner, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering and CQPI-SEIPS faculty affiliate, received a $175,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) titled “Innovating consumer health information technology designs for informal caregiving: From individual caregivers to loosely coupled teams.”
MEGAN SALWEI AWARDED “BEST PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION” AT 6TH ANNUAL INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM ON “Role Network Analysis of Critical Care Medicine Teams”
HOONAKKER AWARDED AMIA DISTINGUISHED POSTER AWARD FOR “Perceived Effectiveness of Clinical Decision Support to Improve Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis” AT THE AMERICAN MEDICAL INFORMATICS ASSOCIATION (AMIA) 2016 ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM.
YAQIONG LI RECEIVES HFES HEALTH CARE TECHNICAL GROUP BEST STUDENT PAPER AWARD
The former CQPI doctoral student was presented with the award at the 2016 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Annual Meeting.
BECKER’S HOSPITAL REVIEW AWARDS PASCALE CARAYON FOR WORK IN PATIENT SAFETY
Highlighted in this article are five thoughts on using human factors engineering in healthcare and patient safety from Dr. Carayon.
PASCALE CARAYON RECEIVES JOHN M. EISENBERG PATIENT SAFETY QUALITY AWARD
Pascale Carayon was honored for her passion and far-reaching impact on patient care. She has advanced the field of patient safety and quality using human factors engineering (HFE) concepts and methods, and the Systems Engineering Initiative for Patient Safety (SEIPS) model that grew out of HFE. Through her vision, research and work, Carayon has significantly enhanced the body of knowledge underlying innovative approaches to patient safety and improved patient safety efforts. She has also mentored new leaders in this arena both nationally and internationally
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 was released in early December.
PASCALE CARAYON RECEIVES HUMAN FACTORS AND ERGONOMICS SOCIETY A.R. LAUER SAFETY AWARD
This represents the first time since the award’s inception that the recipient’s work focuses on healthcare safety.
IOM REPORT “IMPROVING DIAGNOSIS IN HEALTH CARE” INCORPORATES SEIPS AND WORK SYSTEM MODELS
The final report uses the models in better understanding the diagnostic process and work system in which it takes place.
2015 SEIPS SHORT COURSE A SUCCESS
The SEIPS Short Course on Human Factors Engineering and Patient Safety, held July 13-17, 2015, drew 45 healthcare professionals from around the world. Attendees included health IT vendors, clinicians and administrators as well as patient safety, risk management and quality improvement personnel.
CQPI RESEARCH PRESENTED IN AHRQ REPORT EXAMINING IMPACTS OF PATIENT PORTALS, E-FORMS AND SECURE MESSAGING ON WORKFLOW IN PRIMARY CARE
A new report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality examines the use of health IT in ambulatory care practices as well as its impact on patient and provider workflow.
BECKER’S HOSPITAL REVIEW AWARDS PASCALE CARAYON FOR 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FORMER PH.D STUDENT OF PASCALE CARAYON RECOGNIZED BY WISCONSIN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Ayse Gurses, one of Professor Carayon’s former PhD students, was recognized by the Wisconsin Alumni Association in their “Forward Under 40” program. She is currently an associate professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at Johns Hopkins University.
WIEGMANN LEADS JANUARY 9, 2014 PEDIATRIC GRAND ROUNDS
Doug Weigmann gave a presentation at the January 9, 2014 Pediatrics Grand Rounds – “Principles of Human Factors and Their Application to Healthcare and Patient Safety.”
CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL SAFETY CLIMATE QUESTIONNAIRE NOW AVAILABLE
The Children’s Hospital Safety Climate (CHSC) Questionnaire, developed in conjunction with CQPI researchers, is a tool that health care administrators, researchers, and clinicians can use to evaluate parents’ perceptions of the patient safety climate of children’s hospitals.
SPECIAL ISSUE OF APPLIED ERGONOMICS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
The Applied Ergonomics special issue on systems ergonomics/human factors, with guest editors John R. Wilson and Pascale Carayon, is now available online.
CQPI AWARDED 5-YEAR AHRQ GRANT
AHRQ has awarded CQPI a 5-year grant to use a sociotechnical systems approach to the design of health IT.
CONGRATULATIONS CARAYON AND COAUTHORS FOR RECEIVING 2013 LIBERTY MUTUAL AWARD
Professor Pascale Carayon and coauthors were selected for the 2013 Liberty Mutual Award for their paper published in Ergonomics.
IJMI SPECIAL ISSUE ON HUMAN FACTORS AND HEALTH IT IMPLEMENTATION NOW AVAILABLE
The International Journal of Medical Informatics Special Issue on Human Factors and the implementation of health information technology (HIT).
CARAYON SPEAKS AT KICKOFF MEETING OF NEW JOINT HEALTHCARE/ENGINEERING INITIATIVE
Industrial and Systems Engineering Proctor & Gamble Professor in Total Quality Pascale Carayon gave a talk about systems approaches to improving safety in hospital intensive care units.
RESEARCH OF CQPI AFFILIATES HIGHLIGHTED IN MADISON MAGAZINE
Drs. Mary Sesto, Susan Hendrich, Doug Wiegmann and Amye Tevaarwerk were highlighted in Madison Magazine for their interdisciplinary research on developing a tool to assist breast cancer survivors with challenges in the workplace.
iHEALTHBEAT HIGHLIGHTS CQPI RESEARCH PUBLISHED IN JAMIA
iHealthBeat recently highlighted a paper published by CQPI researchers in JAMIA, ‘Changes in end-user satisfaction with Computerized Provider Order Entry over time among nurses and providers in intensive care units’.
CQPI AWARDED CONTRACT BY AHRQ TO STUDY IMPLEMENTATION OF HEALTH IT TO SUPPORT PRACTICE REDESIGN
CQPI has been awarded a contract by AHRQ to study the implementation of health IT to support practice redesign in ambulatory care settings.
INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING FIELD AND ITS IMPACT ON HEALTHCARE HIGHLIGHTED IN UW COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING PERSPECTIVE MAGAZINE
The article, “How industrial engineers improve healthcare”, published in the spring 2012 issue of Perspective highlights the impact of ISyE on healthcare.
CARAYON RECEIVES 2012 TRIENNIAL DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
Pascale Carayon received the 2012 Triennial Distinguished Service Award from the International Ergonomics Association.
AHRQ WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT FOR HEALTH IT TOOLKIT NOW AVAILABLE!
A toolkit, designed by CQPI researchers, is now available on the AHRQ website to help health IT users with workflow analysis and redesign before, during, and after health IT implementation.
AHRQ’S REPORT HIGHLIGHTING SUCCESSES IN HEALTH IT INCLUDES CQPI’S CPOE RESEARCH
The Grant Final Report from AHRW highlights CQPI’s Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) research.
SPECIAL ISSUE OF APPLIED ERGONOMICS ON “HUMAN FACTORS AND ERGONOMICS IN PATIENT SAFETY”
Drs. Peter Buckle and Pascale Carayon edited the special edition of Applied Ergonomics on “Human Factors and Ergonomics in Patient Safety”.
WIEGMANN PUBLISHES PATIENT SAFETY PAPER IN CHEST
Changing culture: a new view of human error and patient safety. A preoperative briefing in the operating room: shared cognition, teamwork, and patient safety.
HOONAKKER, BORNOE, & CARAYON’S HUMAN FACTORS IN COMPUTER & INFORMATION SECURITY (HFCIS) PROJECT RESULTS PRESENTED AT HFES 53RD ANNUAL MEETING
CQPI’s Human Factors in Computers & Information Safety (HFCIS) project results were presented at the HFES 53rd annual meeting on October 19th, 2009.
WIEGMANN RECEIVES BEST PAPER AWARD
Industrial and System Engineering Associate Professor Douglas Wiegmann received the award for best paper at the annual meeting of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators.
KARSH TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT MEETING
Industrial and Systems Engineering Associate Professor Ben-Tzion Karsh has been invited by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT.
LEE ELECTED MEMBER OF HFES EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
Industrial and Systems Engineering Professor John D. Lee will begin his duties as a member of the HFES Executive Council at the HFES 53rd Annual Meeting in San Antonio, October 19th-23rd.