Our office is computerized – well the front office anyway. We haven’t gone whole hog and gotten computers in every operatory and we don’t chart directly onto a screen. We use paper.
And are we ever glad that we do right now. The computer that acts as our server developed a defect on the hard drive. There was some corruption of data in the backup too. We have printout’s of everything – pretty-much anyway but the last back-up that works was the year end one.
And our software company is not being much help. We are seriously thinking of changing our software because of the poor support in spite of all the work involved in data conversion to another program.
Our front office staff is trying to keep up with what we are used to doing on the computer by hand on paper. This weekend we are installing two new computers and they will be busy re-entering data on a more up to date operating system. But this is going to be a lot of work.
I am deleting some posts and editing a couple others. I am not doing this because of being flamed in the comments. I think I am guilty of crossing over into sensitive territory and in so doing I hurt my daughter. She has always known about my blog but has never read it; has never had an interest in reading it. But now she has. We talked about it a long time tonight and she said don’t bother to delete them. But I will-at least some. The last thing I want to do is hurt her. I guess I let the expression of my own pain take precedence over hers. And I said things that, though honest expressions of how I felt, were critical of her.
So, writing is one of the ways I deal with my pain, she knows that now. But in dealing with mine, I have no right to cause pain to her. So, if I write about her again, it will be with her knowledge and agreement, except to just mention more mundane stuff in passing. She is OK with that.
And I guess that if you want to write to me about this and aren’t sure if the comment would be hurtful, there is a place to contact me on this page. I will delete comments that I feel may be misread.