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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
November 3, 1999

Publication of Survey Results of Assessment of State Health Agencies' Readiness for 2000

JAMA. 1999;282(17):1615. doi:10.1001/jama.282.17.1615-JWR1103-2-1

MMWR. 1999;48:830

Following publication of the results of a CDC assessment of the readiness for the year 2000 (Y2K) of state health agencies,1 CDC conducted a follow-up survey during June-August 1999 in which 47 states and the District of Columbia—covering 98.7% of the U.S. population—responded. Overall, responding states are 99% complete with Y2K assessment and 90% complete with Y2K readiness. Additional information from the states and trends from the initial to the follow-up survey identify no significant Y2K readiness vulnerabilities in critical public health functions. Complete results of this survey are available on the World-Wide Web at http://www.cdc.gov/y2k/y2kssurvey.htm and from the Information Resources Management Office, CDC, Mailstop D45, 1600 Clifton Rd., N.E., Atlanta, GA 30333. CDC continues to work with states on Y2K readiness, including identifying and communicating Y2K issues that may occur during the transition to 2000.

In addition, CDC has completed end-to-end testing of six "high impact" federal systems covering disease monitoring, vaccine ordering, and financial transactions involving external partners. The tests were fully successful; results are available at http://www.cdc.gov/y2k/y2khighimpact.htm.

CDC, Assessment of public health computer readiness for 2000—United States, 1999.  MMWR. 1999;48359- 60367Google Scholar