As the year 2000 approaches Y2K-related medical equipment failures, computer data corruption, and essential services disruptions may endanger patients' health. This guide contains carefully constructed worksheets which lay out a proactive risk management strategy. The guide aims to show exactly how and why readers must identify all potential Y2K problems, within and outside the medical practice. The book shows how to evaluate the Y2K-readiness of vendors, suppliers, contractors, payers, creditors and lenders, utilities, and essential service providers. It aims to help design realistic and effective contingency plans for potential problems.