How MedAssure Works
The Medication Management server is the primary source for all data. This data is secure and backed up in a variety of ways to ensure the safety of your data. Ultimately, all data needs to reside on the data server, including the resident orders data that comes from your pharmacy.
With MedAssure, your most important data is copied to your laptop from the server. Resident information, drug orders and login information, as well as other data. The data is copied so that it resides on your computer. This process is repeated regularly throughout the day, to ensure that your computer always has the very latest data.
Before you begin a drug round, Medication Management grabs all drug round data from your computer - which is a copy of the primary database. It does this regardless of the status of the internet.
As you administer medications, the med round results are stored in a cache. If you administer 5 medications in total, you would have that number of transactions waiting in the cache. Then, every thirty seconds, the information in the cache is sent up to the primary server. If that process is successful, the cache is emptied and stays that way until you administer further medications.
Note: It is worth pointing out that every time you send transactions to the server, the server also sends updates to orders, if there are any, to your computer.
If the process is not successful i.e. you are not connected to the internet, the administration records will remain cached and will continue attempting to synchronize until a connection is restored.