Joint Commission offers seminars on Y2K

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations will hold seminars to address the year 2000 (Y2K) issue.

The one-day seminars are designed for health care professionals who are Y2K task force members, administrators, information management directors, and environment of care directors. Participants will learn about the different aspects of the Y2K problem from experts in the field and receive a practical, systematic approach to solutions. Continuing education credits are available.

Seminar and sponsor information is as follows:

    4 Sept. 1 - Dallas. The cost is $395. Contact: The Association of Texas Hospital and Health Care Organizations, P.O. Box 970121, Dallas, TX 75397. Telephone: (512) 465-1015. Fax: (512) 451-0324.

    4 Sept. 18 - Chicago. The cost is $395. Contact: Metropolitan Chicago Health Care Council, P.O. Box 95468, Chicago, IL 60694-5468. Telephone: (312) 906-6164. Fax: (312) 803-0661.

    4 Oct. 14 - Los Angeles. The cost is $395. Contact: California Healthcare Association, 1201 K St., Suite 800, Sacramento, CA 95814. Telephone: (916) 552-7502. Fax: (916) 552-7506. E-mail: cporter@calhealth.org.

    4 Oct. 30 - Boston. The cost is $395. Contact: Massachusetts Hospital Association, 5 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803. Telephone: (781) 272-8000, ext. 177. Fax: (781) 272-0466. World Wide Web: http://www.mhlalink.org.

    4 Nov. 5 - Nashville, TN. The cost is $395. Contact: THA: An Association of Hospital and Health Systems, 500 Interstate Blvd. S., Nashville, TN 37210-4634. Telephone: (615) 256-8240. Fax: (615) 742-3753. E-mail: www.tha.com.

    4 Nov. 16 - Lincoln, NE. The cost is $395. Contact Nebraska Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, 1640 L St., Suite D, Lincoln, NE 68508-2509. Telephone: (402) 458-4908. Fax: (402) 475-4091. E-mail: tfchultz@nahhsnet.org.

    4 Dec. 7 - Roanoke, VA. The cost is $395. Contact: Virginia Hospital Research and Educational Foundation, P.O. Box 31394, Richmond, VA 23294. Telephone: (804) 965-1280. Fax: (804) 965-5724. E-mail: cbrown@vha.com.