Avoiding death by computer
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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.
This event was on Mon, 28 Sep 2009
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