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The Best Way to Improve Healthcare is to Improve Computers

Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 4:15pm - Carson L02
Harold Thimbleby
Professor of Computer Science, Swansea University
Co-sponsored by ISTS, the CS Colloquium, the Department of Biomedical Data Science, and the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health

Part of "The Human Factor in Security Technology" spring speaker series

Abstract

Harold Thimbleby
Harold Thimbleby

Preventable error in hospitals kills many more people than are killed on the roads. Everybody worries about car safety and developing (and using!) safety devices like air bags. We don't do anything comparable in healthcare. A lot of reasons conspire to make hospitals very unsafe places to be, and particularly unsafe to use software-based systems (patient records, infusion pumps, medical apps, etc). We will present some eye-opening examples, and then look for points of leverage. That we need to improve the quality of programming will be made embarrassingly obvious in this lecture. However, how to get the beleaguered healthcare system to demand improved quality is another problem.

The talk will be of interest to anyone who works in or has been a patient in a hospital. Programmers, developers, manufacturers will be challenged.

Bio

Prof Harold Thimbleby FIET CEng FRCPE FLSW HonFRSA HonFRCP is an internationally respected computer scientist, with a particular interest in human error and healthcare IT. His research team won the 2014 GE Healthcare Award for Outstanding Impact in Healthcare. He has been a Royal Society-Wolfson Research Merit Award holder and a Leverhulme Trust Fellow. He is an Expert Advisor on IT to the Royal College of Physicians. His book Press On (MIT Press) won several international prizes. He has given over 500 invited talks in 30 different countries. His web site is harold.thimbleby.net


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