State University of New York

Health Science Center at Stony Brook: Year 2000 Compliance Progress

We reviewed selected steps being taken by the University at Stony Brook's Health Science Center (HSC) to make the hospital information system, patient accounting system, pharmacy system (and related purchasing/inventory systems), and biomedical devices and equipment Year 2000-compliant. The steps we selected for review pertained to Year 2000 project planning and management, Year 2000 system testing, identification and correction of system data exchanges, and the establishment of contingency plans for continuing important business and service functions in the event of a Year 2000-related failure. Our review showed that HSC is taking many of the necessary steps. However, separate Year 2000 test plans for the systems provided by a particular vendor have not yet been developed; biomedical equipment has not been tested for compliance; and contingency plans are behind schedule.

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