Get Y2K-Ready Now: Bugs Occurring In 1999, Patient Safety Is Questioned

When the FDA warned hospitals in late December that their Y2K problems might actually start this year, the "bug" issue compounded the public's fear that the industry will not be ready to usher in the new millenium. The medical device problem - first identified on a Y2K informational Web site - involves computer date bugs that will malfunction this month if not reset.