The Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement (CQPI) is an interdisciplinary research center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's College of Engineering.
Our work applies the 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:
- Health care and patient safety;
- Computer and information security; and
- Job design and safety.
The co-founder of the Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement (CQPI), Professor George E.P. Box, passed away on March 28th at the age of 93. For more information, please see:
The Ben-Tzion Karsh Education and Research Fund was recently established within the University of Wisconsin Foundation. For further information on this fundraising effort, please click on the following link: http://cqpi.engr.wisc.edu/I-PrACTISE_KarshFund
CQPI sponsors bi-monthly Brown Bag seminars. The recorded seminars can be accessed online at the Innovations in Medical Education Video Library
Sparked by the international quality revolution, CQPI was founded in 1985 by Professor George E.P. Box and Professor William G. Hunter. Since then, we have led the development of new techniques for improving the quality of products and processes.
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