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The Best Way to Improve Healthcare is to Improve Computers

April 23, 2015

Co-sponsored by ISTS, the CS Colloquium and CTBH

Harold Thimbleby
Professor of Computer Science, Swansea University

About the Presenter:  Harold Thimbleby is professor of computer science at Swansea University, Wales. His passion is designing dependable systems to accommodate human error, especially in healthcare. See CHI+MED: Multidisciplinary Computer-Human Interaction research for the design and safe use of interactive medical devices for a major project he’s been on. See for some of his recent work in healthcare IT. Harold is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, the Institute of Engineering Technology, the Learned Society of Wales, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Harold wrote the book Press On, which won the American Publishers’ Association best book award in computer science. Harold is a visiting professor at UCL and at Middlesex University. Harold’s web site (this site) is Harold has been a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit award holder and a Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellow. He is Emeritus Gresham Professor of Geometry.