Computer bugs in hospitals: A new killer


Computer bugs, reported in heart pacemaker software and many other devices, are but one example of the risks that IT systems can create for patients. The extent of the problem of software bugs in the medical arena, and elsewhere, suggest an increasing number of avoidable deaths and injuries in UK hospitals.

A joint lecture with Professor Martyn Thomas CBE and Harold Thimbleby.

Lecture Date: Tuesday, 6th February 2018 – 1:00pm – 2:00pm at The Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London, EC2Y 5HN

Harold Thimbleby is professor of computer science at Swansea University where he established the Future Interaction Technology Lab. His passion is designing dependable computer systems to accommodate human error. He has been a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit award holder and a Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellow. He has also contributed to the Encyclopedia Brittanica and was Gresham Professor of Geometry between 2001 and 2004.

All of Professor Thimbleby’s previous Gresham lectures may be accessed here.

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