“ Safeware ” : Safety-Critical Computing and Health Care Information Technology

  title={“ Safeware ” : Safety-Critical Computing and Health Care Information Technology},
  author={Robert L. Wears and Nancy G. Leveson},
Information technology (IT) is highly promoted as a mechanism for advancing safety in health care. Ironically, little attention has been paid to the issues of safety in health care IT. Computer scientists have extensively studied the problem of assured performance in safety-critical computing systems. They have developed a conceptual approach and set of techniques for use in settings where incorrect or aberrant operation (or results from correct operation that are aberrant in context) might… CONTINUE READING


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