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Learn about the past, present and future of Healthcare 4.0, a smart and interconnected healthcare system from Jingshan Li, Associate Director of Wisconsin Institute of Healthcare Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Seminar: From Industry 4.0 to Healthcare 4.0: Problems, Opportunities and Challenges
Friday, November 2, 2018
Brickyard (BYENG) 210, Tempe campus [map]


In recent years, Industry 4.0 has received substantial research attention and generated substantial research attention and generated significant impacts in manufacturing. At the same time, there have been growing interests in healthcare systems research worldwide to improve care quality, patient safety and operation efficiency.

In this talk, Li reviews the evolution of Industry 4.0 and introduces the idea of Healthcare 4.0: a smart and interconnected healthcare system. He shares the lessons learned, the results obtained and the opportunities to be had during the research process, from manufacturing systems research to healthcare systems. By introducing problems in manufacturing and healthcare, researchers address their similarities and differences.

Next, learn about his most recent studies in healthcare delivery systems carried out at the Production and Service Systems Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as the challenges in the future of healthcare systems research.

About the speaker

Jingshan Li received his bachelors and masters in Automation and doctorate in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University, Chinese Academy of Sciences and the University of Michigan. In the past, he has worked with General Motors Research and Development Center and the University of Kentucky. Now, he teaches as a professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and serves as Associate Director of Wisconsin Institute of Healthcare Systems Engineering. His research interests are in design, analysis, improvement and control of production and healthcare delivery systems.

To date, he has published more than 100 refereed journal articles and 120 peer-reviewed conference proceedings. In 2013 and 2015 he served as the General and Program Co-Chairs of the IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, respectively. Between 2012-2016, he was the founding Chair of IEEE Technical Committee on Sustainable Production Automation.


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