USABILITY ISSUES IN PROGRAMMABLE MEDICAL DEVICES | PAolo Masci
In this talk, I will demonstrate usability issues observed in various medical devices in use in hospitals across EU and USA. The presented issues are due to poor software design and engineering, and could lead to critical data entry errors, including mis-configuration of device settings and alarms. Concrete examples are presented for devices such as infusion pumps, ventilators, and patient monitors. Possible strategies to reduce the likelihood of data entry errors with these devices are also discussed, as sometimes it may take time to fix the design flaws that cause such errors. The work presented in this seminar is supported by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the UK Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the CHI+MED research project (http://www.chi-med.ac.uk), and INESC-TEC/Universidade do Minho.