Walking towards my ward fom my office, I passed through the newly refurbished Microbiology Department. They were clearly in the process of clearing up their cupboards and left stacks of old documents and files along the passageway. I was surprises that it went way back to the opening of the Hospital. Since there were no omputers back then or even if they do, they were sensible enough to keep hard copies, there were rows of them.
Which brought me to a thought. In the age when we were trying to move towards paperless invironment, are we covered should the paper trails go missing. Imagine if the results were so important that varification was needed, can we survive just by using te computers? Will they be pemissible in court of law? Scary thought eh?