IEE Seminar on Year 2000: A Practical Approach to Medical Devices and Hospital Systems (Ref. No. 1999/153)

June 1999

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  • Year 2000: a practical approach to medical devices and hospital systems

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):0_2 - 0_3
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  • Continuity and contingency planning for medical devices

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1/1 - 1/9
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    The Medical Device Agency's (MDA) key aim is to take all reasonable steps to protect the public health and safeguard the interests of patients and users by ensuring that medical devices and equipment meet appropriate standards of safety, quality and performance and that they comply with relevant Directives of the European Union. It is expected that some computers and other electronic equipment wil... View full abstract»

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  • Technical guidelines on embedded systems

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):2/1 - 210
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    The article discusses year 2000 compliance problems and how to solve them, focusing on embedded systems. In the circumstances, a more pragmatic approach will be necessary, with the best option being to use classic business continuity management methods. This focuses on those areas within an operation where the service processes and supporting systems are judged to be mission and/or safety critical... View full abstract»

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  • Year 2000 and the laboratory: embedded chips, algorithms and information systems

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):3/1 - 3/3
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    Electronic data handling is integral to the function of the modern laboratory. Laboratory automation and laboratory information management systems (LIMS) form part of a group of safety critical systems. Analytical inaccuracy could create misleading data, which may be reported to the clinician. This may result in one of two scenarios. An abnormal result may be incorrectly reported as normal, result... View full abstract»

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  • Year 2000-when is a clock not a clock?

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):4/1 - 4/2
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    The Year 2000 problem or the 'Millennium Bug' has been widely publicised in recent months. However, as the paper describes, the Year 2000 problem is a lot more than just making a clock function correctly as a timepiece. This is not a new phenomenon, and was known about in the 1970's, but it was only following the article entitled 'Doomsday 2000' (P. de Jager, 1993) that it received widespread reco... View full abstract»

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  • The year 2000; a reasoned approach for an acute hospital

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):5/1 - 5/2
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    Ipswich Hospital (UK) is a large acute hospital of some 850 beds and all the normal specialist departments. There are thirteen operating theatres, an ITU, CMU and a special care baby unit together with X-ray, radiotherapy, pathology etc. So we have a large amount of electro-medical equipment: some 6000 items from over 600 manufacturers. The author considers the year 2000 problem by examining the s... View full abstract»

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  • Project management and clinical implications for contingency and emergency planning or the NHS prepares for the millennium - an exercise in 'joined up' planning!'

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):6/1 - 6/13
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