As technology has grown computers have become more important
to our daily lives. This can be seen today in the medical field where computers are trusted with our lives.
A great deal of medical equipment is computer-controlled and doctors rely on the information produced to analyze patient problems.
Are there any risks involved with the computer analysis of patients?
Medical Computing and Software
There must be software to facilitate the use of computers in medical applications.
With software there comes the likely possibility there will be bugs.
There have been examples of bugs in software that have proved deadly, such as the
and other more recent failures.
What ethical responsibilities do software designers have for devolping medical software?