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Late Joan Rivers’ throat procedure which led to her death on September 4 this year was already completed before her brain started losing oxygen and there were no underlying causes to explain the star’s death, a source close to the investigation has told TMZ. 195 more words


Of Oxymorons, Glass Cockpits, and EMRs...

Five years ago, I was surprised by the elegance of a surgical resident’s comment about electronic medical records (EMRs).  “Turn off the sound with every activity in this hospital but the computer mouse,” he said, “and you will be deafened by the solitary sound of mouse clicks.” 2,074 more words

The binomial distribution and the virus

An interesting article in Forbes on human error in a very unforgiving environment, i.e. treating ebola patients, and an excellent use of basic statistics to prove that cumulative risk tends to do just that, accumulate. 131 more words

My World of Octobers

One sunny, fall morning...while collecting leaves with my Pre-K class, I asked a student, 
"What color leaves are you collecting?"  The young, petite girl proudly replied, … 88 more words

Human Error!

Why, when we make a human error, does it make us feel so bad?

I am not talking about “Oops, I accidentally chopped off your finger, excuse me!” I am talking about: “I accidentally gave you the wrong address/wrong phone number/wrong date or time for something-something” Why does it make us feel so inadequate? 425 more words

Still Able To Think?

State Official: Texans Shouldn't Panic Over Ebola

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The state health commissioner says Texas has a strong response system capable of preventing an Ebola outbreak — even though human error is always a possibility. 126 more words


Three That Can Cause Havoc (2014)

1. Blip.
2. Flaw.
3. Mistake
As it were-
Computer or human error.