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Improving Primary Care Through Industrial & Systems Engineering, June 3-4 in Boston

May 9, 2019 by Jennifer Smith

I-PrACTISE (Improving Primary Care through Industrial and Systems Engineering) is a growing community of clinicians, systems engineers, and researchers interested in collaborative research to improve the quality of primary care processes for patients, families, and caregivers.
The 2019 “I-PrACTISE” conference (“Improving Primary Care Through Industrial and Systems Engineering), is June 3-4 in Boston ( By popular request, the early registration discount has been extended to May 10, along with 10-20% group discounts depending on number attendees. See below and website for further information.

Some conference highlights:
  • Keynotes

    o   Kaiser Permanente (Dr. Michael Kanter) and Atrius Health (Dr. Joseph Kimura) about their experiences and thoughts on roles for industrial engineering and human factors
    o   Dr. Gordy Schiff on diagnostic error in primary care and opportunities he sees for greater use of IE/HF

  • Panels

    o   CMS Practice Transformation Networks – Discussion of CMS’s national large scale office practice transformation deployment, successes, challenges, lessons
    o   AHRQ Patient Safety Learning Labs – What are each learning lab is focusing on, what methods they are using, and what are they learning

  • Pre-conference workshop (June 2)

    o   “Introduction to Systems Engineering in Healthcare”
    o   Invited and submitted presentations

Additional Highlights