ECRI report offers help for Y2K contingency plans

Need help developing Y2K-contingency plans? Check out the latest special report from ECRI, a nonprofit health services research agency based in Plymouth Meeting, PA. The report, Five Minutes to Midnight: Practical Y2K Contingency Plans for Healthcare Facilities, provides detailed, practical Y2K planning advice for mission-critical systems.

The report, based on ECRI’s expertise in Y2K issues and health care risk management, covers a wide range of topics, including clinical support of patients, medical device compliance, documentation, liability exposures, media relations, dealing with staff fears and anxieties, and Y2K best practices. For more information, contact ECRI at 5200 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462-1298. Telephone: (610) 825-6000, ext. 5372.