Harold Thimbleby
“HIT: Health IT & devices” only

1.HIT: Health IT & devices — Books
1.1.Edited books and proceedings
2.HIT: Health IT & devices — Publications: refereed
2.1.Journal papers: refereed
2.2.Contributions to edited volumes: refereed
2.3.Conference papers: refereed
2.4.Conference posters: refereed
2.5.Other refereed publications
3.HIT: Health IT & devices — Invited publications: not refereed
3.1.Forewords and keynotes
3.2.Special issues
3.3.Contributions to edited volumes
3.4.Editorials, articles and reviews in journals
3.5.Articles in other journals
3.6.Conference posters: not refereed
4.HIT: Health IT & devices — Other publications
4.1.High profile electronic publications
4.2.Public expert witnessing reports
4.3.Correspondence and other communications
5.HIT: Health IT & devices — Presentations, exhibitions, debates, workshops
5.1.ACM Distinguished Lectures
5.2.Gresham College lectures and videos
5.3.Unpublished keynotes
5.4.Invited conference presentations
5.5.Invited lectures, webinars and seminars
5.6.Selected videos, and videoed lectures
5.7.Workshops (refereed, published & unpublished)

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1. HIT: Health IT & devices — Books

H. Thimbleby, in press, Fix IT: Stories from Healthcare IT, Oxford University Press (2020).

=H. Thimbleby and many contributors, Medication Errors, =A. Sheikh, =L. Donaldson, =N. Dhingra-Kumar, =D. W. Bates, =E. Kelley & =I. Larizgoitia (editors), World Health Organization (2017).

1.1. Edited books and proceedings

=H. Thimbleby, =L. Chant, =J. Hoogewerf, =T. Lewis, =S. Sathanandam, =D. Wooldridge & =J. Wyatt, Rapid literature review for National Information Board, =J. Wyatt (editor), RCP, London (2015).

=H. Thimbleby, Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems for Medicine and Health Care, =A. Blandford, =G. D. Pietro, =L. Gallo, =A. Gimblett, =P. Oladimeji & =H. Thimbleby (editors), Pisa, Italy (2011). PDF

=H. Thimbleby, =J. J. Brown, =J. S. Bryden, =A. G. Donald, =R. Murray, =I. W. Percy-Robb, =D. R. Steel, =A. Thorburn, =G. Venters & =R. B. Weatherstone, Modern Office Technology, Scottish Health Management Efficiency Group (1990).

2. HIT: Health IT & devices — Publications: refereed

2.1. Journal papers: refereed

H. Thimbleby, “Three Laws of Paperlessness”, Digital Health, vol. 5, pp. 1–16 (2019). DOI: 10.1177/2055207619827722

H. Thimbleby, Y. Zhang, P. Masci & P. Jones, “User Interface Software Errors in Medical Devices”, Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology, vol. 53, no. 3, pp. 182–194 (2019). DOI: 10.2345/0899-8205-53.3.182

H. Thimbleby, “Misunderstanding IT: Hospital cybersecurity problems in court”, Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review, vol. 15, pp. 11–32 (2018). DOI: 10.14296/deeslr.v15i0.4891

H. Thimbleby, “Improve IT, Improve health”, IEEE Computer, vol. 50, no. 6, pp. 86–91 (2017). DOI: 10.1109/MC.2017.167

H. Thimbleby & P. Cairns, “Interactive numerals”, Royal Society Open Science, vol. 4, no. 160903 (2017). DOI: 10.1098/rsos.160903

H. Thimbleby, “Trust Me, I’m A Computer”, Future Healthcare Journal, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 105–108 (2017). DOI: 10.7861/futurehosp.4-2-105

=H. Thimbleby, =J. Øvretveit, =A. Wu, =R. Street, =F. Thilo & =A. Hannawa, “Using and choosing digital health technologies: A communications science perspective”, Journal of Health Organization and Management, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 28–37 (2017). DOI: 10.1108/JHOM-07-2016-0128

=H. Thimbleby, =N. Suna, =P. P. Rau, =Y. Li & =T. Owen, “Design and evaluation of a mobile phone-based health intervention for patients with hypertensive condition”, Computers in Human Behavior, vol. 63, pp. 98–105 (2016). DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2016.05.001

=H. Thimbleby, =H. Tu, =P. Oladimeji, =S. Wiseman, =P. Cairns & =G. Niezen, “Employing Number-based Graphical Representations to Enhance the Effects of Visual Check on Entry Error”, Interacting with Computers, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 194–207 (2016). DOI: 10.1093/iwc/iwv020

H. Thimbleby, “Human Factors and missed solutions to Enigma design weaknesses”, Cryptologia, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 177–202 (2016). DOI: 10.1080/01611194.2015.1028680

=H. Thimbleby, =G. Niezen & =P. Eslambolchilar, “Open-source Hardware for Medical Devices”, British Medical Journal Innovations, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 78–83 (2016). DOI: 10.1136/bmjinnov-2015-000080

H. Thimbleby, A. Lewis & J. Williams, “Making Healthcare Safer by Understanding, Designing and Buying Better IT”, Clinical Medicine, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 258–262 (2015). DOI: 10.7861/clinmedicine.15-3-258

H. Thimbleby, “Safer User Interfaces: A Case Study in Improving Number Entry”, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 41, no. 7, pp. 711–729 (2015). DOI: 10.1109/TSE.2014.2383396

=H. Thimbleby, =P. Masci, =R. Rukšėnas, =P. Oladimeji, =A. Cauchi, =A. Gimblett, =Y. Li & =P. Curzon, “The Benefits of Formalising Design Guidelines: A Case Study on the Predictability of Drug Infusion Pumps”, Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 73–93 (2015). PDF DOI: 10.1007/s11334-013-0200-4

H. Thimbleby & R. Koppel, “The healthtech declaration”, IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine, vol. 13, no. 6, pp. 84–86 (2015). DOI: 10.1109/MSP.2015.127

H. Thimbleby, P. Cairns & P. Oladimeji, “Unreliable numbers: Error and harm induced by bad design can be reduced by better design”, Journal Royal Society Interface, vol. 12, no. 110, p. 20150685 (2015). DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2015.0685

=H. Thimbleby, =J. C. Wyatt, =P. Rastall, =J. Hoogewerf, =D. Wooldridge & =J. Williams, “What makes a good clinical app? Introducing the RCP Health Informatics Unit Checklist”, Clinical Medicine, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 519–521 (2015). DOI: 10.7861/clinmedicine.15-6-519

H. Thimbleby, *C. Acharya, V. K. C. Manchaiah & A. Lewis, “Hearing Aid Battery Ingestion: Medical Error or Poor Design?”, BAA Magazine, British Academy of Audiology, no. 31, pp. 27–28 (2014). PDF

H. Thimbleby & K. Li, “Hot Cheese: A Processed Swiss Cheese Model”, Journal of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 116–121 (2014). PDF DOI: 10.4997/JRCPE.2014.205

H. Thimbleby, “Processing Storage and Display of Physiological Measurements”, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, vol. 15, no. 7, pp. 340–343 (2014). DOI: 10.1016/j.mpaic.2014.04.021

=H. Thimbleby, =C. M. Aceves, =P. Oladimeji & =P. Lee, “Are Prescribed Infusions Running as Intended? Quantitative Analysis of Log Files from Infusion Pumps Used in a Large Acute NHS Hospital”, British Journal of Nursing, vol. CareFusion Supplement, no. July, pp. 15–21 (2013).

H. Thimbleby, “Improve Safety by Looking for ‘Wheel Nut Indicators’”, Journal of the Institute of Decontamination Sciences: Medical Device Decontamination, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 42–43 (2013). PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Technology and the Future of Healthcare”, Journal of Public Health Research, vol. 2, no. e28, pp. 160–167 (2013). PDF DOI: 10.4081/jphr.2013.e28

=H. Thimbleby, =T. R. Johnson, =E. Markowitza, =E. V. Bernstam & =J. R. Herskovic, “SYFSA: A Framework for Systematic Yet Flexible Systems Analysis”, Journal of Biomedical Informatics, vol. 46, no. 4, pp. 665–675 (2013). URL DOI: 10.1016/j.jbi.2013.05.003

=H. Thimbleby, =P. Lee & =F. Thompson, “Analysis of Infusion Pump Error Logs and Their Significance for Healthcare”, British Journal of Nursing, vol. 21, no. 8, pp. S12–S22 (2012). PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Avoiding Latent Design Conditions Using UI Discovery Tools”, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 1–12 (2010). PDF DOI: 10.1080/10447310903498692

H. Thimbleby & P. Cairns, “Reducing Number Entry Errors: Solving a Widespread, Serious Problem”, Journal Royal Society Interface, vol. 7, no. 51, pp. 1429–1439 (2010). URL PDF DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2010.0112

H. Thimbleby, “Think! Interactive Systems Need Safety Locks”, Journal of Computing and Information Technology, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 349–360 (2010). PDF DOI: 10.2498/cit.1001921

H. Thimbleby, “Ignorance of Interaction Programming is Killing People”, ACM Interactions, pp. 52–57 (September+October, 2008). URL PDF DOI: 10.1145/1390085.1390098

H. Thimbleby, “Healthy HCI?”, ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, p. 8 (November/December, 2002). PDF DOI: 10.1145/571740.571752

2.2. Contributions to edited volumes: refereed

H. Thimbleby, *T. R. Johnson, E. Markowitz, E. M. V. Bernstam & J. R. Herskovic, “SYSFA Framework for Systematic Yet Flexible Analysis”, Better EHR: Usability, workflow & cognitive support in electronic health records, J. Zhang & M. Walji (editors), pp. 57–88, National Center for Cognitive Informatics and Decision Making in Healthcare (NCCD) (2014).

H. Thimbleby, Y. Li, T. Owen, N. Sun & P. P. Rau, “A Design to Empower Patients in Long Term Wellbeing Monitoring and Chronic Disease Management in mHealth”, Context Sensitive Health Informatics: Human and Sociotechnical Approaches, M. Beuscart-Zéphir, M. Jaspers, C. Kuziemsky, C. Nøhr & J. Aarts (editors), Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, vol. 194, pp. 82–87, IOS Press (2013). DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-293-6-82

2.3. Conference papers: refereed

H. Thimbleby, “Digital Healthcare and the Ethical Principle of Dual Effect”, Proceedings Emerging Technologies in Healthcare: Legal, Ethical and Social Aspects, C. George, D. Whitehouse & P. Duquenoy (editors), pp. 29–31, London (2019).

H. Thimbleby & M. I. Nakovics, “Pizza HCI: Improving Medical App HCI”, Proceedings BCS Conference on HCI, Belfast, Northern Ireland (2018).

H. Thimbleby, “The Simms Lecture: Overcoming the challenges of poor IT in hospitals”, Digital Health & Care and Safety of Connected Health: Improvement & Applications Conference (DICOH’18), Warwick (2018).

H. Thimbleby, *V. Kothari, R. Koppel, S. Mare & S. Rudkin, “On Developing Authentication Solutions for Healthcare Settings”, Thirteenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) 2017, USENIX Association, Santa Clara, California (2017).

H. Thimbleby, P. Masci, P. Oladimeji & P. Curzon, “Using PVSio-web to Demonstrate Software Issues in Medical User Interfaces”, Software Engineering in Health Care, FHIES 2014, SEHC 2014, M. Huhn & L. Williams (editors), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 9062, pp. 214–221, Springer International Publishing (2017). DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-63194-3_14

H. Thimbleby, P. Masci & P. Curzon, “Early identification of software causes of use-related hazards in medical devices”, Proceedings 5th EAI International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare, London (2015).

H. Thimbleby, Y. Li & P. Oladimeji, “Exploring the Effect of Pre-operational Priming Intervention on Number Entry Errors”, Proceedings ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction — CHI 2015, pp. 1335–1344, ACM, Seoul, Republic of Korea (2015).

H. Thimbleby, P. Oladimeji, P. Masci & P. Curzon, “Issues in number entry user interface styles: Recommendations for mitigation”, Proceedings 5th EAI International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare, London (2015). DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-10-2015.2261763

H. Thimbleby, P. Masci, P. Oladimeji, Y. Zhang, P. Jones & P. Curzon, “PVSio-web 2.0: Joining PVS to HCI”, Proceedings 27th International Conference on Computer Aided Verification, CAV 2015, D. Kroening & C. S. Păsăreanu (editors), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 9206, pp. 470–478, Springer Verlag, San Francisco, California (2015). URL DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-21690-4_30

H. Thimbleby, P. Masci, P. Oladimeji, P. Mallozzi & P. Curzon, “PVSio-web: Mathematically based tool support for the design of interactive and interoperable medical systems”, Proceedings 5th EAI International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare, pp. 42–45, Ghent, Belgium: European Alliance for Innovation, London (2015). DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-10-2015.2261720

H. Thimbleby, P. Curzon, A. Blandford & A. Cox, “Safer Interactive Medical Device Design: Insights from the CHI+MED Project”, Proceedings 5th EAI International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare, Ghent, Belgium: European Alliance for Innovation, London (2015).

=H. Thimbleby, =P. Masci, =Y. Zhang, =P. Jones & =P. Curzon, “A Generic User Interface Architecture for Analyzing Use Hazards in Infusion Pump Software”, 5th Workshop on Medical Cyber-Physical Systems, OpenAccess Series in Informatics (OASIcs), vol. 36, pp. 1–14, Schloss Dagstuhl–Leibniz–Zentrum für Informatik (2014). URL DOI: 10.4230/OASIcs.MCPS.2014.1

=H. Thimbleby, =P. Masci, =Y. Zhang, =P. Oladimeji, =E. D’Urso, =P. Jones, =P. Curzon & =C. Bernardeschi, “Combining PVSio with Stateflow”, Proceedings of the NASA Formal Methods 6th International Symposium, =J. M. Badger & =K. Y. Rozier (editors), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 8430, pp. 209–214, Springer Verlag, Houston, USA (2014). PDF DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-06200-6

=H. Thimbleby, =P. Masci, =Y. Zhang, =P. Jones & =P. Curzon, “Formal Verification of Medical Device User Interfaces using PVS”, Proceedings 17th International Conference on Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering — FASE, =S. Gnesi & =A. Rensink (editors), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 8411, pp. 200–214, Springer-Verlag, Grenoble, France (2014). PDF DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-54804-8_14

H. Thimbleby, P. Curzon, P. Masci, P. Oladimeji, R. Rukšėnas & E. D’Urso, “Human-Computer Interaction and the Formal Certification and Assurance of Medical Devices: The CHI+MED Project”, VeriSure: Verification and Assurance, Vienna (2014).

H. Thimbleby, M. Davies, P. Lee & A. Chamberlain, “Managing Gravity Infusion using a Mobile Application”, Proceedings BCS Conference on HCI, pp. 299–304 (2014).

H. Thimbleby, H. Tu, P. Oladimeji, Y. Li & C. Vincent, “The Effects of Number-related Factors on Entry Performance”, Proceedings BCS Conference on HCI, pp. 246–251 (2014). DOI: 10.14236/ewic/hci2014.31

H. Thimbleby, P. Masci, P. Oladimeji & P. Curzon, “Tool demo: Using PVSio-web to demonstrate software issues in medical user interfaces”, 4th International Symposium on Foundations of Healthcare Information Engineering and Systems (FHIES2014), Washington DC, USA (2014).

H. Thimbleby, A. Cauchi, P. Oladimeji & G. Niezen, “Triangulating Empirical and Analytic Techniques for Improving Number Entry User Interfaces”, EICS2014, 6th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems, pp. 243–252, ACM, Rome, Italy (2014). URL DOI: 10.1145/2607023.2607025

H. Thimbleby, *P. Oladimeji & A. L. Cox, “A Performance Review of Number Entry Interfaces”, Proceedings of IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction — Interact 2013, Designing for Diversity, P. Kotzé, G. Marsden, G. Lindgaard, J. Wesson & M. Winckler (editors), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 8117, pp. 365–382, Springer-Verlag, Berlin (2013). DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-40483-2_26

H. Thimbleby, “Causes, Symptoms and Solutions to Poor Health IT”, Third Annual All-Wales Medical and Dental Education Conference, “Future Directions”, p. 10 (2013).

H. Thimbleby, *P. Masci, A. Ayoub, P. Curzon, I. Lee & O. Sokolsky, “Model-based Development of the Generic PCA Infusion Pump User Interface Prototype in PVS”, Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 8153, pp. 228–240, Toulouse, France (2013). PDF DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-40793-2_21

H. Thimbleby, Best Paper Award, “Reasons to Question Seven Segment Displays”, Proceedings ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction — CHI 2013, pp. 1431–1440, ACM, Paris, France (2013). Video PDF DOI: 10.1145/2470654.2466190

=H. Thimbleby, =A. Cauchi, =M. Harrison & =P. Oladimeji, “Using Medical Device Logs for Improving Medical Device Design”, Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics — ICHI 2013, pp. 56–65, IEEE, Philadelphia (2013). DOI: 10.1109/ICHI.2013.14

=H. Thimbleby & =D. Williams, “Using Nomograms to Reduce Harm from Clinical Calculations”, Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics — ICHI 2013, pp. 461–470, IEEE, Philadelphia, USA (2013). URL PDF DOI: 10.1109/ICHI.2013.62

=H. Thimbleby, =P. Masci, =A. Ayoub, =P. Curzon, =M. D. Harrison & =I. Lee, “Verification of Interactive Software for Medical Devices: PCA Infusion Pumps and FDA Regulation as an Example”, EICS2013, 5th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems, pp. 81–90, ACM, London (2013). PDF DOI: 10.1145/2494603.2480302

=H. Thimbleby, =K. Y. Li, =S. X. Ding, =Z. Dong, =L. Qin, =P. Masci, =C. Vincent, =A. Cauchi, =A. Lewis, =S. B. Xing, =S. Sun, =E. Liu, =J. Di, =J. Wang & =M. Weich-Brady, “MediCHI: Safer Interaction in Medical Devices”, Proceedings ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction — CHI 2013, pp. 3267–3270, ACM, Paris, France (2013). DOI: 10.1145/2468356.2479663

H. Thimbleby, P. Oladimeji, *P. Masci & P. Curzon, “PVSio-web: A Tool for Rapid Prototyping Device User Interfaces in PVS”, Electronic Communications of the EASST, J. Bowen & S. Reeves (editors), vol. X, pp. 1/8–8/8 (2013). URL PDF

=H. Thimbleby & =Y. Li, “ViM: Vital Signs in Music”, Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics — ICHI 2013, p. 480, IEEE, Philadelphia, USA (2013). DOI: 10.1109/ICHI.2013.68

H. Thimbleby, A. Cauchi, A. Gimblett, P. Curzon & P. Masci, “Safer “5-key” Number Entry User Interfaces using Differential Formal Analysis”, Proceedings BCS Conference on HCI, vol. XXVI, pp. 29–38, Oxford University Press, Birmingham, UK (2012). URL PDF

H. Thimbleby, A. Cauchi & A. Gimblett, “Simulation to Evaluate Alternative Approaches to Blocking Use Errors”, Proceedings Design of Medical Devices Conference, Transactions of the ASME: Journal of Medical Devices, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 017502-1 (2012). PDF DOI: 10.1115/1.4026680

H. Thimbleby, *T. Owen & G. Buchanan, “Understanding User Requirements in Take-Home Diabetes Management”, Proceedings BCS Conference on HCI, vol. XXVI, pp. 268–273, Oxford University Press, Birmingham, UK (2012). PDF

H. Thimbleby, A. Blandford, A. Cauchi, P. Curzon, P. Eslambolchilar, D. Furniss, A. Gimblett, H. Huang, P. Lee, Y. Li, *P. Masci, P. Oladimeji, A. Rjakomar & R. Rukšėnas, “Comparing Actual Practice and User Manuals: A Case Study Based on Programmable Infusion Pumps”, Proceedings ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems (EICS): Engineering Interactive Computing Systems for Medicine and Health Care, pp. 59–64, ACM, Pisa, Italy (2011). PDF

H. Thimbleby & A. Gimblett, “Dependable Keyed Data Entry for Interactive Systems”, FMIS 2011, 4th International Workshop on Formal Methods for Interactive Systems, Electronic Communications of the EASST, vol. 45, pp. 1/16–16/16, Limerick, Ireland (2011). URL PDF DOI: 10.1145/1996461.1996497

H. Thimbleby, *Y. Li, P. Oladimeji, C. M. Aceves, A. Cauchi, D. Furniss, C. Vincent & A. Blandford, “Design of Interactive Medical Devices: Feedback and Its Improvement”, Proceedings IEEE International Symposium on IT in Medicine & Education — ITME 2011, pp. 204–208, China (2011). PDF DOI: 10.1109/ITiME.2011.6132022

=H. Thimbleby, =A. Blandford, =G. D. Pietro, =L. Gallo, =A. Gimblett & =P. Oladimeji, “Engineering Interactive Computer Systems for Medicine and Healthcare, EICS4Med”, Proceedings ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems — EICS2011, pp. 341–342, ACM, Pisa, Italy (2011). PDF

=H. Thimbleby, =H. Mentis, =J. A. Kientz, =G. R. Hayes & =M. Reddy, “Interactive Technologies for Health Special Interest Group”, Proceedings ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction — CHI 2011, pp. 519–522, ACM (2011). DOI: 10.1145/1979742.1979535

H. Thimbleby, *P. Oladimeji & A. Cox, “Number Entry Interfaces and Their Effects on Error Detection”, Proceedings IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction — Interact 2011, P. Campos, N. Graham, J. Jorge, N. Nunes, P. Palanque & M. Winckler (editors), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 6949, pp. 178–185, Springer-Verlag, Berlin (2011). PDF DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-23768-3_15

=H. Thimbleby, =A. Gimblett, =R. Rukšėnas, =P. Oladimeji, =A. Cauchi, =Y. Li, =P. Curzon & =P. Masci, “On Formalising Interactive Number Entry on Infusion Pumps”, FMIS 2011, 4th International Workshop on Formal Methods for Interactive Systems, Electronic Communications of the EASST, vol. 45, pp. 1/14–14/14, Limerick, Ireland (2011). URL PDF

=H. Thimbleby, =A. Cauchi, =P. Curzon, =P. Eslambolchilar, =A. Gimblett, =H. Huang, =P. Lee, =Y. Li, =P. Masci, =P. Oladimeji & =R. Rukšėnas, “Towards Dependable Number Entry for Medical Devices”, Proceedings ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems (EICS): Engineering Interactive Computing Systems for Medicine and Health Care, pp. 53–58, ACM, Pisa, Italy (2011). PDF

H. Thimbleby, P. Oladimeji, Y. Li, A. Cauchi, P. Eslambolchilar, A. Gimblett & P. Lee, “Visualising Medical Device Logs”, Proceedings first BCS Health Wales/ehi2 Joint Workshop, pp. 23–26, BCS, Wrexham (2011). PDF

=H. Thimbleby, =A. Blandford, =G. Buchanan, =D. Furniss & =P. Curzon, “Few are Looking: Invisible Problems with Interactive Medical Devices”, Proceedings of the ACM Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH) — CHI 2010, =G. R. Hayes & =D. S. Tan (editors), pp. 9-12, ACM, Atlanta (2010).

H. Thimbleby, *C. Acharya & P. Oladimeji, “Human Computer Interaction and Medical Devices”, Proceedings BCS Conference on HCI, BCS, Dundee (2010).

H. Thimbleby, “Contributing to Safety and Due Diligence in Safety-critical Interactive Systems Development”, Proceedings ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems — EICS’09, G. Calvary, T. C. N. Graham & P. Gray (editors), pp. 221–230, ACM, Pittsburgh (2009). PDF DOI: 10.1145/1570433.1570474

H. Thimbleby, “Interaction Walkthrough: Evaluation of Safety Critical Interactive Systems”, Proceedings The XIII International Workshop on Design, Specification and Verification of Interactive Systems — DSVIS 2006, G. Doherty & A. Blandford (editors), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 4323, pp. 52–66, Springer Verlag, Dublin, Ireland (2007). PDF DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-69554-7_5

2.4. Conference posters: refereed

H. Thimbleby, *K. Y. Li, S. Lindsay, M. Seager, A. Darlington, J. Halcox & J. Rance, “Exploring Design Principles for Hypertension Mobile Interventions”, 2015 USENIX Summit on Information Technologies for Health, HealthTech, Washington, DC, USA (2015).

H. Thimbleby & P. Oladimeji, “Open Metrics for Evaluating and Designing Safer Interactive Health Systems: A Case Study in Procuring Infusion Pumps”, 2015 USENIX Summit on Information Technologies for Health, HealthTech, Washington, DC, USA (2015).

H. Thimbleby & A. Wu, “Safety Hazards in Clinical Calculators and Apps”, 2015 USENIX Summit on Information Technologies for Health, HealthTech, Washington, DC, USA (2015).

H. Thimbleby, “Tully Meetings”, Communicating Medical Error (COME), Ascona, Switzerland (2013). URL PDF

=H. Thimbleby, =P. Lee, =C. M. Aceves & =P. Oladimeji, “Are Prescribed Infusions Running as Intended?”, Third National Infusion and Vascular Access Society Conference, London (2012). PDF

2.5. Other refereed publications

H. Thimbleby, Digital maturity in an age of digital excitement, British Standards Institution, London (2018).

H. Thimbleby, Improving safety in digital healthcare, British Standards Institution, London (2018).

H. Thimbleby, Recognising & reducing digital risk in healthcare, British Standards Institution, London (2018).

3. HIT: Health IT & devices — Invited publications: not refereed

3.1. Forewords and keynotes

H. Thimbleby, “Computers and AI in hospitals: Criminal proceedings against nursing staff”, Artificial Intelligence and the Criminal Justice System, Rome (2019).

H. Thimbleby, “Living in the past is written in stone; The future is written in parallel — Writing a book on Health IT”, Future of Text 2019 Symposium, Southampton (2019).

H. Thimbleby, “Error is more complex than ethics”, IFIP 9.2 and 9.2.2 Workshop on Developments in ICT and Healthcare — Legal, Ethical & Social Aspects, pp. 20–21, London (2018).

H. Thimbleby, “Cybersecurity problems in a typical hospital (and probably all of them)”, Developing Safe Systems, Proceedings of the 25th Safety-Critical Systems Symposium, Keynote, M. Parsons & T. Kelly (editors), pp. 415–439, Centre for Software Reliability, Safety-Critical Systems Club, Bristol, UK (2017).

H. Thimbleby, “Human Error in Safety-Critical Programming”, Developing Safe Systems, Proceedings of the 24th Safety-Critical Systems Symposium, Keynote, M. Parsons & T. Anderson (editors), pp. 183–202, Center for Software Reliability, Safety-Critical Systems Club, Brighton, UK (2016).

H. Thimbleby, “Unknown knowns — A call to fix healthcare IT where it hurts”, High Integrity Systems Symposium, Keynote, Oslo, Norway (2015).

=H. Thimbleby, =R. Koppel & =S. Smith, “What You See is What You See: Misinforming Displays In Electronic Health Records And Medical Devices”, International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care: Improving the Outcomes, Keynote, Baltimore, USA (2015).

H. Thimbleby, “Safety versus Security in Healthcare IT”, Addressing Systems Safety Challenges, Proceedings of the 22nd Safety-Critical Systems Symposium, Keynote, C. Dale & T. Anderson (editors), pp. 133–146, Safety-Critical Systems Club, Brighton, UK (2014). PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Why does so much IT fail? — And what to do about it”, High Integrity Software, Keynote, Bristol (2014). URL

H. Thimbleby, “Improving Safety in Medical Devices and Systems”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics 2013 (ICHI 2013), Keynote, pp. 1–13, Philadelphia, USA (2013). PDF DOI: 10.1109/ICHI.2013.91

H. Thimbleby, “Unsafe Healthcare Devices, and How to Improve Them”, Communicating medical errors (COME), Ascona, Switzerland (2013). PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Interactive Numbers — A Grand Challenge”, Proceedings of IHCI 2011: IADIS International Conference Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction 2011, Keynote, K. Blashki (editor), pp. xxviii–xxxv, International Association for the Development of the Information Society, Rome, Italy (2011). PDF

H. Thimbleby, *A. Holzinger & R. Beale, “Human-Computer Interaction for Medicine and Health Care (HCI4MED): Towards making information usable”, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, vol. 68, no. 6, pp. 325–327 (2010). PDF DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhcs.2010.03.001

3.2. Special issues

=H. Thimbleby, =H. Tu, =P. Masci & =C. Vincent, “IWC Special Issue in Human Factors and Interaction Design for Critical Systems”, Interacting with Computers, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 149–150 (2016). DOI: 10.1093/iwc/iwv038

3.3. Contributions to edited volumes

H. Thimbleby, “Technology to Reduce Human Error in Healthcare”, Big ideas for the future, p. 33, Research Councils UK (RCUK) (2011). URL

3.4. Editorials, articles and reviews in journals

H. Thimbleby & P. Curzon, “Negligent nurses? Or dodgy digital?”, CS4FN: Computer Science for Fun, vol. 25 (Autumn), pp. 18–19 (2018). URL

3.5. Articles in other journals

H. Thimbleby, “Inside Medical Software: When Programming Errors Cost Lives”, ITNOW, vol. 60, no. 2, pp. 50–52 (2018). DOI: 10.1093/itnow/bwy054

H. Thimbleby, “Designing IT to Reduce Drug Dose Error”, Med-Tech Innovation, no. 11, pp. 30–33 (2012). URL

H. Thimbleby, “Errors + Bugs Needn’t Mean Death”, Public Service Review: UK Science & Technology, vol. 2, pp. 18–19 (2011). PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Is IT a Dangerous Prescription?”, BCS Interfaces, vol. 84, pp. 5–10 (2010). PDF

3.6. Conference posters: not refereed

H. Thimbleby, “Can you spare a few minutes? Story of a patient’s death”, Patient Powered Safety: Understanding challenges — Designing better care, Bangor (2019).

H. Thimbleby, “Do you understand digital”, Patient Powered Safety: Understanding challenges — Designing better care, Bangor (2019).

H. Thimbleby, “Read tomorrow’s news today: User interface vulnerabilities”, Digital Conference: Innovation, Investment & Industry, Cardiff (2017).

4. HIT: Health IT & devices — Other publications

4.1. High profile electronic publications

H. Thimbleby & W. Fyfe, “‘Black box’ call for medical devices to detect errors”, BBC News (1 May 2018). URL

H. Thimbleby & F. Thilo, “Interview mit Harold Thimbleby: “The quality of health IT has become very poor””, SocietyByte (2017). URL

H. Thimbleby & R. Koppel, “Lessons From the 100 Nation Ransomware Attack”, The Heathcare Blog (2017). URL

H. Thimbleby & K. Fu, “Ransomware: How we can climb out of this mess”, Heathcare IT News (2017). URL

H. Thimbleby, K. Fu, J. Leinonen & B. Ransford, “Six Factors Essential for Mitigating Cyber Risks in Healthcare”, Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (2017). URL

4.2. Public expert witnessing reports

H. Thimbleby, “Regina v Phillipa Brown”, Crown Court at Inner London (2017).

H. Thimbleby, “Regina v Clare Cahill and Jade Pugh”, Cardiff Crown Court (2016).

4.3. Correspondence and other communications

H. Thimbleby, “Artificial intelligence and early diagnosis”, Letter, The Times, no. 72541, p. 28 (22 May, 2018).

H. Thimbleby, “Blockchain: Just the latest in a line of miracle cures”, Letter, Financial Times, no. 39807, p. 12 (14 June, 2018).

H. Thimbleby, “Medical negligence”, Letter, The Times, no. 72559, p. 30 (12 June, 2018).

H. Thimbleby, “Sub-standard medical equipment is killing patients”, Letter, The Sunday Times, p. 20 (1 July, 2018).

H. Thimbleby & M. Thomas, “Ways of reducing errors in drug prescriptions”, Letter, The Times, no. 72468, p. 28 (26 February, 2018).

H. Thimbleby, “Better care before and after surgery improves patient safety while saving money for the NHS”, Letter, The Daily Telegraph, p. 23 (6 May, 2017).

H. Thimbleby, “Cyberattacks and the National Health Service”, Letter, The Times, no. 72223, p. 28 (15 May, 2017).

H. Thimbleby, “Hospital Software”, Letter, The Times, no. 72069, p. 28 (16 November, 2016).

H. Thimbleby, “Transforming Health Care”, Times Higher Education, no. 2263, p. 49 (14–20 July, 2016).

H. Thimbleby, “Preventable Error”, Letter, The Journal of the Royal Society of Arts, no. 2, p. 47 (2015).

H. Thimbleby, “The Best Way to Improve Healthcare is to Improve Computers”, Keynote, Dartmouth College, USA (2015). URL

H. Thimbleby, *J. Wyatt, L. Chant, J. Hoogewerf, T. Lewis, S. Sathanandam & D. Wooldridge, “The use of digital tools including apps, web-services and personal health records in healthcare”, National Information Board (2015).

H. Thimbleby, J. Hoogewerf & J. Wyatt, “Using apps in clinical practice (RCP recommendations to all physicians)”, Royal College of Physicians, London (2015).

5. HIT: Health IT & devices — Presentations, exhibitions, debates, workshops

5.1. ACM Distinguished Lectures

H. Thimbleby, “After cancer, errors kill more people, and computers have everything to do with it”, Summer School of Science, Keynote, ACM 2018 Distinguished Lecture, Požega, Croatia (2018). URL

H. Thimbleby, “Human error is not the problem”, Workshop on Interaction in Healthcare: Saving lives one interface at a time, Keynote, ACM 2017 Distinguished Lecture, Lisbon, Portugal (2017). URL

H. Thimbleby, “Your invitation to fix IT in healthcare”, International Conference on Engineering & MIS 2016, Keynote, ACM Distinguished Lecture, Agadir, Morocco (2016).

5.2. Gresham College lectures and videos

H. Thimbleby & M. Thomas, “Computer Bugs in Hospitals: A New Killer”, Gresham College (6 February 2018). URL Video

H. Thimbleby, “Designing IT to Make Healthcare Safer”, Gresham College (11 February 2014). Video

H. Thimbleby, “Avoiding Death by Computer”, Gresham College (28 September, 2009). Video

H. Thimbleby, “The Computer Science of Everyday Things”, Gresham College (15 October, 2001). Video PDF

5.3. Unpublished keynotes

H. Thimbleby, “Accrediting everyone to improve clinical safety”, First Annual Faculty of Clinical Informatics Conference, Royal College of General Practitioners, London (2019).

H. Thimbleby, “Achieving the promise of digital healthcare”, Fourth World Health Organization Global Ministerial Summit, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (2019).

H. Thimbleby, “Expert Session”, WHINN: Week of Health and Innovation, Odense, Denmark (2019).

H. Thimbleby, “Hidden digital healthcare problems”, BCS Primary Healthcare Specialist Group 39th Annual Conference, Stratford on Avon (2019).

H. Thimbleby, “Three Steps to Achieve Digital Health Safety”, Digital Health Safety Conference, York (2019).

H. Thimbleby, “Unknown unknowns”, SCSC (Safety-Critical Systems Club) Learning from Accident Investigations, London (2019).

H. Thimbleby, “User-driven design in health technology”, WHINN: Week of Health and Innovation, Odense, Denmark (2019).

H. Thimbleby, “Assisted living and cybersecurity”, Workshop in Healthcare Science and Technology (WIHST), London (2018).

H. Thimbleby, “Cyber Security and Human Factors”, Department of Computer Science, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff (2018).

H. Thimbleby, “Cyber Security and Human Factors — What It Means For Us”, Completing The Picture II 2018, Cumbernauld, Scotland (2018).

H. Thimbleby, “Cybersecurity and Human Factors — What it means”, Completing The Picture I 2018, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham (2018).

H. Thimbleby, “Digital Healthcare”, First Saudi Patient Safety Center Conference, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (2018).

H. Thimbleby, “Digital Healthcare Panel”, First Saudi Patient Safety Center Conference, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (2018).

H. Thimbleby, “Error is More Complex Than Ethics, and Widespread Confusion Leads to Preventable Deaths in Healthcare”, eHealth Workshop, Developments in ICT and Healthcare — Developments in ICT and Healthcare, London (2018).

H. Thimbleby, “Human Factors in Cyber Security”, Accreditors’ Forum, National Cyber Security Centre, London (2018).

H. Thimbleby, “Managing digital risks in patient safety”, Croatian Society for Quality Improvement in Healthcare, Croatian Medical Association, and Croatian Agency for Quality and Accreditation in Healthcare, Zagreb, Croatia (2018).

H. Thimbleby, “Risky digital healthcare — and how to fix it”, Risky Business, London (2018).

H. Thimbleby, “The Human Factor and Cybersecurity”, Data Matters 2018, DVLA (Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency), Swansea (2018).

H. Thimbleby, “The Simms Lecture: Overcoming the challenges of poor IT in hospitals”, Royal College of Physicians, Distinguished Lecture, York (2018).

H. Thimbleby & P. Scott, “Why is digital health not based on evidence?”, Health+Care Conference and the Digital Healthcare Show, ExCel Centre, London (2018).

H. Thimbleby, “Overcoming the challenges of poor IT in hospitals”, Digital Health & Care and Safety of Connected Health: Improvement & Applications Conference (DICOH?18), Warwick (2018).

H. Thimbleby, “Cyber Health Thinking”, Cyber safety and resilience of connected health devices, Keynote, Royal Academy of Engineering, London (2017).

H. Thimbleby, “Defending nurses”, The Moth Theatre, Keynote, Seattle, USA (2017).

H. Thimbleby, “From Blame to Prison: Human Factors and Cybersecurity”, Clinical Engineering and IT Connectivity Group Conference, NHS National Performance Advisory Group, Keynote, Coventry (2017).

H. Thimbleby, “IT is the problem with healthcare”, SFI (Studencki Festival Informatatyczny) Academic IT Festival, Keynote, Kraków, Poland (2017). URL

H. Thimbleby, “Programming Healthcare Well”, Code Europe, Keynote, Warsaw, Poland (2017). URL

H. Thimbleby, “Saving Lives Through Research in Healthcare, Computer Science and HCI”, M-iti Doctoral Symposium 2017, Keynote, Funchal, Madeira (2017). URL

H. Thimbleby, “To find the best balance of technology vs people, we must take evaluation seriously”, AMIA 2017 Annual Symposium, Keynote, Washington, DC, USA (2017).

H. Thimbleby, “Cyber Security Problems in One Hospital (and probably all of them)”, CHERISH-DE Cybersecurity Conference, Keynote, Swansea (2016).

H. Thimbleby, “Digital Health Technologies for Safer and Better Care”, ISCOME (International Society for Communication Science and Medicine) Workshop, Keynote, Lilienberg Unternehmerforum, Ermatingen, Switzerland (2016). URL

H. Thimbleby, “Human Factors and Unreliable Blood Glucometers — How to Lose Staff”, Archimedes Workshop on Medical Device Security, Keynote, Michigan, USA (2016). URL

H. Thimbleby, “Human Factors and Unreliable Cryptography — How to Lose a War”, Department of Computer Science, University of Michigan, Keynote, Ann Arbor, USA (2016).

H. Thimbleby, “Human Factors Considerations for Future Design”, IPEM (Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine) Annual Conference, Keynote, Manchester (2016).

H. Thimbleby, “IT — Help or Hindrance?”, Past, Present and Future of Medicine, Joint Conference Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh and The Society of Acute Medicine, Keynote, Edinburgh (2016).

H. Thimbleby, “Patient Stories”, ISCOME (International Society for Communication Science and Medicine) Workshop, Keynote, Lilienberg Unternehmerforum, Ermatingen, Switzerland (2016). URL

H. Thimbleby, “Social network analysis and applications for designing better systems and doing better research”, International Conference on Engineering & MIS 2016, Keynote, Agadir, Morocco (2016).

H. Thimbleby, “Beating error with formal methods”, 2nd Human-Oriented Formal Methods (HOFM) Workshop, Keynote, York (2015).

H. Thimbleby, “Designing Technology to Make Healthcare Safer”, British Renal Society, Keynote, Leeds (2015).

H. Thimbleby, “From quality to safety in healthcare products”, Keynote, Chinese Academy of Engineering (2015).

H. Thimbleby, “How Safe Are Our Devices?”, North of England Intensive Care Society, Keynote, Darlington (2015).

H. Thimbleby, “Human Error — Managing the Inevitable”, Norwich Anaesthesia Update, Keynote, Ipswich (2015).

H. Thimbleby, “Improving care through reporting incidents”, Grand Rounds lecture, Keynote, Princess of Wales Hospital, Wales (2015).

H. Thimbleby, “Incident Reporting”, Royal College of Physicians, Keynote, London (2015).

H. Thimbleby, “Overcoming challenges of preventable error”, Weqas Annual Conference, Keynote, Cardiff (2015).

H. Thimbleby, “Safer by Design”, Electronics & Software in Medical Devices Seminar with Regulatory Update, Keynote, Cardiff (2015).

H. Thimbleby & R. Koppel, “The Challenge of Computerisation in Hospitals: First do Less Harm”, Keynote, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh (2015).

H. Thimbleby, “The Digital Health Revolution”, InfoLab at 10, Keynote, Lancaster University (2015).

H. Thimbleby, “The Simms Lecture: Overcoming the challenges of poor IT in hospitals”, Royal College of Physicians, Distinguished Lecture [Cancelled on day due to NHS strikes], York (2015).

H. Thimbleby, “To err is human”, Infection Prevention Society Annual Conference, Keynote, Liverpool (2015).

H. Thimbleby, “Why Don’t We Design Technology to Make Healthcare Safer?”, University of Hertfordshire School of Life and Medical Science Annual Conference, Keynote, Hertford (2015).

H. Thimbleby, “CHI+MED: Multidisciplinary Computer-Human Interaction Research for the Design and Safe Use of Interactive Medical Devices”, Third Workshop on Technology for Health and Well Being (THAW), Keynote, Glasgow (2014).

H. Thimbleby, “Collaborating with the NHS: How poor IT security helps us think more clearly about safety”, Collaborate 2014, Keynote (2014).

H. Thimbleby, “Cyber-security for Medical Devices”, Malvern Festival of Innovation, Keynote, Malvern, UK (2014).

H. Thimbleby, “Engineering to Help Manage Error”, The contribution of engineering to peri-operative patient safety, Keynote, Royal Academy of Engineering, London (2014).

H. Thimbleby, “How Safe is Our Equipment”, ACTA, Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists, Keynote, London (2014).

H. Thimbleby, “Medical Devices and Human Factors: Better together, but a tragic separation”, NAMDET, Keynote, Manchester (2014).

H. Thimbleby, “Risk Management in Medical Devices”, Central Sterilisation Club, Keynote, Birmingham (2014).

H. Thimbleby, “Safety and Security and Why They are so Hard to Achieve”, Archimedes Workshop on Medical Device Security, Keynote, Michigan, USA (2014). URL

H. Thimbleby, “The Computer as Team Player”, SHOT (Serious Hazards of Transfusion) Symposium, Keynote, Manchester (2014).

H. Thimbleby, “The tragic fallibility of medical devices and what to do about it”, The Tri-Service Anaesthetic Society, Keynote, London (2014).

H. Thimbleby, “Better Medical Devices and Systems”, Completing the Picture, Keynote, Glasgow (2013).

H. Thimbleby, “Engineering-out Errors in Drug Administration”, Hospital Pharmacy Europe, Keynote, Birmingham (2013).

H. Thimbleby, “System Causes of Error, and How to Start Fixing Them”, NAMDET: National Association of Medical Device Educators & Trainers, Keynote, London (2013).

H. Thimbleby & R. Koppel, “Unsafe in Any Bed”, Keynote, Taliesin Theatre, Swansea (2013).

H. Thimbleby, “Blindspots and Safer Medical Systems”, DesignMed Europe, Keynote, Stuttgart, Germany (2012).

H. Thimbleby, “Improving Medicines Safety with New Technology”, Royal Pharmaceutical Society Medicines Safety Symposium, Keynote, London (2012).

H. Thimbleby, “Safe Interaction”, IFIP WG 10.4, Rockport, Massachusetts (2012).

H. Thimbleby, “Widespread Errors are Fixable by Better Design”, Medical Equipment Libraries Forum, Blackpool (2012).

H. Thimbleby, “Dependable User Interfaces — Avoiding Computer-provoked “Human Error” in Medical Systems”, 24th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS 2011), Keynote, Bristol, England (2011).

H. Thimbleby, “Looking Beyond ‘Human Error’ to its Causes”, Symposium on Patient Safety and Clinical Decision Making, Keynote, p. 2, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, Scotland (2011).

H. Thimbleby, “Looking Beyond ‘Human Error’ to its Causes and Prevention”, Scottish Intensive Care Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Keynote, St. Andrews, Scotland (2011).

H. Thimbleby, “Safer Health IT”, Aspiring to Clinical Excellence Conference, Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists/UK Clinical Pharmacy Association, 7th Joint National Conference, Nottingham (2011).

H. Thimbleby, “Widespread Errors are Fixable by Better Design”, 15th National Biomedical and Clinical Engineering Conference, Keynote, Birmingham (2011).

H. Thimbleby, “Looking Beyond ‘Human Error’ to its Causes”, Scottish Clinical Skills Network, Keynote, Dundee, Scotland (2010).

H. Thimbleby, “Reducing Designed-in Errors in Interactive Medical Devices”, 2009 Health and Life Sciences Symposium, Keynote, Phoenix, Arizona (2009).

H. Thimbleby, “The Lansdown Lecture”, London (2006).

5.4. Invited conference presentations

H. Thimbleby, “Showcase panel session”, WHINN: Week of Health and Innovation, Odense, Denmark (2019).

H. Thimbleby, “A Crisis To Be Avoided”, Patient Safety Week, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg NHS University Health Board Singleton Hospital (2017).

H. Thimbleby, “Human error and healthcare systems”, Computer Science and Law Engagement, Swansea (2017).

H. Thimbleby, “Human Factors in Medicine”, Never Events Workshop, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg NHS University Health Board Morriston Hospital (2017).

H. Thimbleby, “Taking The Agenda Forward”, Digital Futures in health & wellbeing — can public services survive without them?, Swansea (2017).

H. Thimbleby, “Human Factors: Another view”, Human Factors, UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Stakeholder Event, London (2015).

H. Thimbleby, “Bad Design to Die For”, TEDx River Tawe (2013).

H. Thimbleby, “Human error is not the problem”, Central Sterilising Club Annual Scientific Meeting, Bristol, UK (2013).

H. Thimbleby, “Our equipment isn’t safe, and how to start fixing it”, Advanced Critical Care Practitioners 1st National Conference, Royal College of Anaesthetists, London (2013).

H. Thimbleby, “System causes of error and how to start fixing them”, Glasgow University (2013).

H. Thimbleby, “Using ICT for safer and more effective healthcare”, Grenoble Interdisciplinary Days 2013, Grenoble (2013).

H. Thimbleby, “Poor system design: A hidden problem in patient safety”, Aberdeen University/NHS Grampian Patient Safety Guest Lecture Series (2010).

H. Thimbleby & R. Beale, “Saving people by design”, E-Health Insider Conference, Birmingham (2010).

H. Thimbleby, “Devices don’t detect errors: What if they could?”, Workshop on Interactive Medical Devices, UCL (2009).

H. Thimbleby, “Error and misplaced liability for error at the sharp end”, 2nd. European Workshop on Education and Training for Patient Safety, University of Warwick (2009).

H. Thimbleby, “Grand Challenges in eHealth”, Panel, ACM CHI, Boston, USA (2009).

H. Thimbleby, “Grand Challenges in Human Error”, Natural Computing Applications Forum, NCAF (2009).

H. Thimbleby, “Interactive medical devices”, Clinical Systems Improvement Open Seminar, Warwick Medical School (2009).

H. Thimbleby, “The National Research Scene”, EPSRC Workshop on Grand Challenges in Information Driven Health (2009).

H. Thimbleby, “Understanding Interactive Medical Devices”, MediWales Seminar, Cardiff (2009).

H. Thimbleby, “Data Collection at the Bedside—Clinical Information Collection in the 21st Century”, RCP Joint Specialist Society Clinical Effectiveness Forum, Royal College of Physicians, London (2008).

H. Thimbleby, “New Approaches to Dosage Calculation and How They Can Reduce Errors”, Healthcare Extensions Technologies, UCL, London (2008).

H. Thimbleby, “Understanding and Reducing Designed-in IT Errors in Healthcare”, Hospital of the Future Workshop, Oxford University (2008).

5.5. Invited lectures, webinars and seminars

H. Thimbleby, “Computational Thinking in Healthcare”, Edinburgh University (2019).

H. Thimbleby, “Options for our future digital health”, Institute of Healthcare Engineering, UCL, London (2019).

H. Thimbleby, “Safer healthcare IT”, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (2019).

H. Thimbleby, “Safer healthcare IT”, SRI International (SRI), San Francisco (2019).

H. Thimbleby, “CLSP Episode 10 - 26/10/2018 — Prof. Harold Thimbleby, healthtech and the NHS, Johnny English review”, Podcast (2018). URL

H. Thimbleby, “Digital and cybersecurity chaos in healthcare — and fixing it?”, Queen Mary University of London (2018).

H. Thimbleby, “Healthcare at the interface”, British Computer Society ICT Ethics Specialist Group, London (2018).

H. Thimbleby, “Clear thinking about IT in Healthcare”, Manchester University, UK (2017).

H. Thimbleby, “Fixing bugs in Healthcare”, University of Bonn, Germany (2017).

H. Thimbleby, “Fixing healthcare IT”, University of Michigan, USA (2017).

H. Thimbleby, “Challenging how we think about IT for improving and protecting the nation’s health”, Public Health England, Porton Down (2016).

H. Thimbleby, “Incentivising the quality of software, hardware and systems”, Cyber safety and resilience: Strengthening the digital systems that support critical infrastructure and the internet of things, Royal Academy of Engineering, London (2016).

H. Thimbleby, “Opportunities for research in Health IT”, Toulouse, France (2016).

H. Thimbleby & R. Koppel, “Critical Issues in Electronic Health Record (EHR) Patient Safety”, SafetyLeaders.org webinar (2015).

H. Thimbleby, “Devices are not equally safe: Buy and use them carefully”, National Medical Devices Safety Network, NHS Webex (2015).

H. Thimbleby, “Failure of medical device regulation”, Cambridge University (2015).

H. Thimbleby, “Outside In: Health-Tech Continuum”, Politico TV, Washington DC, USA (2015).

H. Thimbleby, “The best way to improve healthcare is to improve programmers”, Høyteknologisenteret i Bergen, Norway (2015).

H. Thimbleby, “The World War II Enigma and its Human Factors lessons”, University of Bergen, Norway (2015).

H. Thimbleby, “At Least You Can Trust Your Calculator — Or Can You?”, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore (2014).

H. Thimbleby & P. Masci, “Broken Interfaces”, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), MD, USA (2014).

H. Thimbleby, “Computers and Devices as Team Players in Hospitals???”, San Francisco General Hospital, California (2014).

H. Thimbleby, “Healthcare’s IT Crisis, Informatics Grand Rounds Lecture”, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore (2014).

H. Thimbleby, “Medical devices”, Agora, Swansea (2014).

H. Thimbleby, “Safer healthcare IT”, Microsoft Research, UK (2014).

H. Thimbleby, “Safer Healthcare IT”, Cambridge University (2014).

H. Thimbleby, “Safety versus Security in Healthcare IT”, Cambridge University (2014).

H. Thimbleby, “Designing to Make Error Visible”, University of Malta (2013).

H. Thimbleby, “Human Error Is Not The Problem”, University of Kentucky, KY, USA (2013).

H. Thimbleby, “Human Error Is Not The Problem”, University of Maryland, MD, USA (2013).

H. Thimbleby, “Human Error Is Not The Problem”, University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA (2013).

H. Thimbleby, “Identifying fixable problems in healthcare IT”, Mater Dei Hospital, Malta (2013).

H. Thimbleby, “Improving Healthcare for Everyone”, Hong Kong Ergonomics Society, Hong Kong (2013).

H. Thimbleby, “Improving Healthcare for Everyone by Understanding Humans and Technology”, Lingnan University, Hong Kong (2013).

H. Thimbleby, “Safety and the Design of Devices”, Royal College of Physicians, London (2013).

H. Thimbleby, “Security and Safety Overlaps”, Reykjavik University, Iceland (2013).

H. Thimbleby, “Testing Safe Interaction”, TEDx (2013).

H. Thimbleby, “Toast to the College”, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh (2013).

H. Thimbleby, “Traffic lights for medical device input”, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), MD, USA (2013).

H. Thimbleby, “Designing safer medical devices”, Queen Mary, London (2012).

H. Thimbleby, “Human Error Is Not The Problem”, Fraunhofer Institute, Mannheim, Germany (2012).

H. Thimbleby, “Interactive Numbers”, SRI International (SRI), San Francisco (2012).

H. Thimbleby, “Safer Medical Systems”, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2012).

H. Thimbleby, “Avoiding computer-provoked ‘human error’ in medical systems”, Health Sciences and Technology, MIT (2011).

H. Thimbleby, “Avoiding death by computer”, Swansea Science Café (2011).

H. Thimbleby, “Computational approaches to reducing error”, SRI International (SRI), San Francisco (2011).

H. Thimbleby, “Computer Systems and Human Error”, UCL (2011).

H. Thimbleby, “Designing Safer Systems”, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2011).

H. Thimbleby, “Designing Safer Systems”, Nanjing University (2011).

H. Thimbleby, “Helping industry, Helping healthcare, Doing engineering, Pushing science?”, UCL (2011).

H. Thimbleby, “Num63r bug5”, Sussex University (2011).

H. Thimbleby, “Numbers, Numbers Everywhere, and None you can Trust — Not Yet!”, Cardiff Scientific Society (2011).

H. Thimbleby, “Reducing Mortality from IT Bugs”, University of California at Berkeley (2011).

H. Thimbleby, “Seeing Bugs in Systems”, Fudan University (2011).

H. Thimbleby, “Tools and techniques for analysing medical devices”, UCL (2011).

H. Thimbleby, “Unseen bugs: Reducing mortality”, Brunel University (2011).

H. Thimbleby, “‘Human error’ in Automated Medical Systems”, BCS Mid Wales AGM (2011).

H. Thimbleby, “Impossible Errors”, Cognitive Match, London (2010).

H. Thimbleby, “Problems in human error—Problems are everywhere”, University of Cardiff (2010).

H. Thimbleby, “Safer by numbers”, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA (2010).

H. Thimbleby, “Avoiding death by computer”, University of Pennsylvania (2009).

H. Thimbleby, “Avoiding designed-in errors in interactive medical devices”, Engineering Department, University of Cambridge (2009).

H. Thimbleby, “Dependable interactive devices, why we need them, how to get them”, UCL (2009).

H. Thimbleby, “Devices encourage errors—What if they detected them too?”, University of Texas at Houston (2009).

H. Thimbleby, “Interactive medical device design”, Georgia Tech, Atlanta (2009).

H. Thimbleby, “Killer applications in hospitals”, University of Manchester (2009).

H. Thimbleby, “Killer applications? Simple but widespread programming problems that are usually ignored”, MIT (2009).

H. Thimbleby, “Misunderstood human error and some consequences”, Psychology Department, Swansea University (2009).

H. Thimbleby, “Saving lives with science”, Royal Society (2009).

H. Thimbleby, “Science fights ignorance and computer science saves lives (or you should stay out of hospital until it does)”, Christ College Brecon (2009).

H. Thimbleby, “User error—The interaction programming view”, University of Texas at Houston (2009).

H. Thimbleby, “Keeping People Alive with CS & HCI”, Visible Lunch, Swansea University (2008).

H. Thimbleby, “Life & death issues with compiling”, Wolverhampton (2008).

H. Thimbleby, “Life, death & computer science”, Aberystwyth (2008).

H. Thimbleby, “Reducing designed-in errors”, Birmingham University (2008).

H. Thimbleby, “Understanding designed-in errors in interactive devices”, Newcastle University (2008).

H. Thimbleby, “A New Slice of Cheese”, University of Surrey (2007).

H. Thimbleby, “Improving Interactive Systems”, Hamilton Institute, Ireland (2007).

H. Thimbleby, “The Usability of Medical Devices”, University of Bielefeld, Germany (2007).

H. Thimbleby, “Revolting Calculators”, UCL Lunch Time Lecture (2003).

H. Thimbleby, “Safer Calculators”, UCL Lunch Time Lecture (2003).

5.6. Selected videos, and videoed lectures

H. Thimbleby, “Trust me, I’m a computer?”, Royal College of Physicians, London (2016). URL

H. Thimbleby, “Saving Lives by Design”, YouTube (2011). URL Video

H. Thimbleby, “Numbers to Die 4”, Thirty Sixth Annual Convention of the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB’10), Keynote, Leicester (2010). URL

H. Thimbleby, “Problems with a Syringe Pump”, YouTube (2008). Video

5.7. Workshops (refereed, published & unpublished)

H. Thimbleby, “Human Factors and Patient Safety”, 2019 Learning Series for Senior Leaders in Health and Social Care, Leading the integration of human factors learning across systems, Newton-le-Willows (2019).

H. Thimbleby, “Patient safety, digital systems and criminal justice”, Workshop for lawyers, London (2019).

H. Thimbleby, “Cybersecurity in hospitals”, Scale Health, Digital Catapult, London (2018).

H. Thimbleby, “Recognising and regulating digital risks in patient safety”, Safety and Regulation of Digital Technologies, Royal College of Physicians, London (2018). URL

H. Thimbleby, “Mature IT strategies workshop”, Royal College of Physicians, London (2017).

H. Thimbleby, “Innovation and research”, University of Bergen, Norway (2015).

H. Thimbleby, “Improving Safety in Medical Devices and Systems”, Workshop on Security and Human Behaviour, Keynote, Cambridge (2014).

H. Thimbleby, “Tully Meeting 3: healthcare IT — two sides of the same coin”, Royal College of Physicians, London (2013).

H. Thimbleby, “Tully Meeting 4: RCP Future Hospital Commission”, Birmingham University (2013).

H. Thimbleby, “Tully Meeting 5: health IT funding”, Birmingham University (2013).

H. Thimbleby, “Tully Meeting 2: Next generation technologies (Twitter, Facebook, mobile, etc) and their impact on health”, Royal College of Physicians, London (2012).

=H. Thimbleby, =A. Blandford, =G. D. Pietro, =L. Gallo, =A. Gimblett & =P. Oladimeji, “The biggest challenges are the social ones: Workshop report from EICS4Med 2011”, Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems for Medicine and Health Care, pp. 81–82, ACM, Pisa, Italy (2011). PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Tully Meeting 1: The national IT strategy”, Royal College of Physicians, London (2011).

H. Thimbleby, *A. Holzinger & R. Beale, “Workshop on HCI for Medicine and Health Care (HCI4MED)”, Proceedings BCS HCI Conference, People and Computers, vol. XXII.2, pp. 191–192, BCS, Liverpool, England (2008).


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