The National Collaborative to Improve PrimAry Care Through Industrial and Systems Engineering (I-PrACTISE) will hold its second annual meeting March 9–11 in Madison. This collaborative, started by the late Ben-Tzion Karsh, PhD, brought together primary care clinicians and industrial engineers over a 12-year period to use the tools and methods of engineering to improve the quality of primary care while improving the quality of work-life for clinicians and staff.
The 2014 annual meeting keynote speakers and presentations include the following:
- Mark William Friedberg, MD, MS, MPP, a natural scientist at the RAND Corporation and a practicing general internist, will speak on The Evidence Base for Improving Primary Care.
- Tosha Wetterneck, MD, MS, FACP, SFHM, will speak on Applying ISyE Methods to Understanding the Work of Primary Care. Doctor Wetterneck is immediate past president of the Wisconsin Medical Society, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and hospitalist at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.
- Richard John Holden, PhD, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt School of Medicine, will speak on Human Factors Contributions to Patient and Family Engagement.
- Christine A. Sinsky, MD, FACP, and Enid Montague, PhD, MS, will co-panel Towards Evidence Based Policy and Technology in Primary Care. Doctor Sinsky is a board-certified general internist at Medical Associates Clinic and Health Plans in Dubuque IA; Doctor Montague is Assistant Professor at Feinberg School of Medicine, General Internal Medicine Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.
Industrial engineers, primary care clinicians and allied disciplines are invited to attend the annual meeting. Please contact either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for additional information. Click here for complete meeting details and registration.
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