Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


Software Seminar

Fixing healthcare IT

Harold Thimbleby


Professor
Swansea University, Wales
 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
09:30am - 11:00am
3725 BBB

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About the Event

We don't like to admit it, but error is the third biggest killer in the US, close after heart disease and cancer. Some of that error is design error... computers in hospitals are astonishingly bad, and are an embarrassment to any competent programmer. Why do we put up with them? What has gone wrong?

More importantly, what can we do about it? Clearly, this is a complex problem, and we will stimulate discussion and ideas from the audience.

Biography

Prof Harold Thimbleby is a professor of psychology, a professor of computer science, and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. He has been working in user interface design for 40 years, and has been invited to speak in over 30 countries. He is based at Swansea University, Wales (formerly part of Europe). Visit http://harold.thimbleby.net

Additional Information

Contact: Stephen Reger

Phone: 734-764-9401

Email: sereger@eecs.umich.edu

Sponsor(s): SSL

Faculty Sponsor: Associate Professor Kevin Fu

Open to: Public