Avoiding death by computer – Harold Thimbleby’s talk (video or audio) at Gresham College

“One of the reasons why people make mistakes is that the systems they use are badly designed, and this is perhaps nowhere more alarming than in hospital errors involving drug delivery systems. This talk reviews a well-documented, but otherwise typical, fatality and shows that many causes could be prevented by better design, and better programming in particular. Harold Thimbleby is Emeritus Gresham Professor of Geometry and a Royal Society-Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellow at Swansea University.”

 

» reblogged from Avoiding Death by Computer at Gresham College’s site, which also has an audio file of the talk and accompanying materials.

 

 

 

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One Response to Avoiding death by computer – Harold Thimbleby’s talk (video or audio) at Gresham College

  1. Pingback: London, FREE, talk – Designing IT to make healthcare safer, Prof Harold Thimbleby, 11 Feb 2014 at Museum of London | chi+med blog

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