I have been working a lot on Disaster Recovery lately. We had a disk failure that reminded us how important that is. Specifically, we need to improve how we recover everything that has happened since the last back-up tape.
For each system we are identifying the business processes that are supported by those systems, then looking at how we would recover the current day’s entries. Sometimes there is a paper audit trail. In many cases we are creating an electronic copy of the transactions in real-time and storing a couple of days off site. Many systems that use new database technology can use the transaction logs, but MEDITECH requires more work on our part. We are using print streams and interfaces to generate electronic copies of the transactions.
Email me if you want to see my DR plan.