Answer each of these questions in a paragraph with at least five sentences: Include the question and number your responses accordingly. Provide a citation for each answer.

  1. Give an example from the book where insufficient testing was a factor in a program error or system failure.
  2. What was one cause of the delay in the completion of the Denver Airport?
  3. Why didn’t the website work at first?
  4. What is one characteristic of high-reliability organizations?
  5. Describe the potential risks of alert fatigue in EHR systems.
  6. What were 2 common factors in both the Thorac-25 case and the space shuttle disaster?
  7. What does design for failure mean?


Errors Failures and Risks