Hospitals Having Difficulty Getting Medical Equipment Y2K Compliance Info
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
As of July, 49% of the nation's hospitals reported having problems obtaining information from manufacturers on the year 2000 readiness of their biomedical equipment, according to a survey released Oct. 5 by the HHS Office of the Inspector General.
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