Prof Harold Thimbleby …
News & recent things
- Talks at the Danish Week of Health and Innovation, 2019.
- Talk at World Health Organization Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety
- Gresham College lecture, Computer Bugs in Hospitals: A New Killer, February 2018. Get the PDF or see it summarised in the news.
- Turning into Effective HCI Researchers & Saving Lives Through Research in Healthcare, Computer Science and HCI — two keynotes at the M-iti Doctoral Symposium 2017, in Funchal, Madeira.
- Keynote “A Crisis To Be Avoided” a human factors workshop for Patient Safety Week at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg NHS University Health Board, 2017.
- Keynote “Human error is not the problem” in Workshop on Interaction in Health Care: Saving lives one interface at a time, Lisbon, Portugal, 2017.
- IT: help or hindrance? talk at the Past, Present and Future of Medicine Society for Acute Medicine and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh Conference.
- GE Healthcare Award for Outstanding Impact in Health and Wellbeing, 2014. Awarded to the team in Swansea.
- Improving safety in medical devices and systems — keynote at IEEE Interational Conference on Healthcare Informatics
- The Fitts Law: good style on how to write it, and research using it
- Nomograms, and their use in hospitals
- Safer design movie
- Dance theatre is way better than my interviewed review
- Errors + bugs needn’t mean death (PDF)
- Is IT a dangerous prescription? (PDF)
- Reducing number entry errors: solving a widespread, serious problem (web site)
- Using regular expressions for dependable data entry (web site)
- Interactive medical devices (web site)
- Member of Advocacy Group of the Clinical Human Factors Group.
- Press On
A simple example of computer problems in healthcare. The doctor’s name and address are truncated, creating unnecessary ambiguities — but my longer name isn’t trucated!