Human-Computer Interaction

The study of how people interact with computers and to what extent computers are or are not developed for successful interaction with human beings.

  • Medical Devices in Cyberland: a risky adventure!

    Authors: Patricia AH Williams, Andrew J Woodward What’s the research – Connecting medical devices to computer networks has introduced new challenges in protecting them against cyber-attacks. This study takes a holistic view into the medical devices operational environment, discusses the contributing factors to their insecurities, the available solutions, and offers recommendations for their future development. […]

    A/Prof Trish Williams No responses 2 min read September 26, 2017
  • Healthcare quadrangle:

    Authors:Elizabeth Manias, Kathleen Gray, Nilmini Wickramasinghe What’s the research – If healthcare was compared to a team sport, we would find four key players: the patient; family, health professional and a new player, technology. The addition of the new technology player has really changed the dynamics of the healthcare game. There is so much investment […]

    Prof Elizabeth Manias No responses 3 min read August 4, 2017
  • IT problems have many personas

    Authors:Mi-Ok Kim, Enrico Coiera, Farah Magrabi What’s the research – This research examined all studies published from January 2004 – December 2015 that reported, amongst other things, problems affecting usability, decision-making, care processes and patient outcomes when using electronic medical record systems. Why it’s important – With current investment in information technology in healthcare across […]

    Dr Mi-Ok Kim No responses 2 min read August 2, 2017
  • IT and Clinicians mix like oil and water

    Authors:Enrico Coiera What’s the research – Using computers and other devices in healthcare has helped us work faster, improve memory recall and take away the repetitive record-keeping tasks. In embracing technology we did not think we would be making new and sometimes serious errors causing patient harm. Understanding the interplay between people, clinical workflow and […]

    Prof Enrico Coiera No responses 3 min read May 31, 2017