Best Practice Guidelines: Healthcare Management Internal Controls

4. Monthly internal controls summary

4.6. Monthly backup

Back up


DATA NOT BACKED UP = DATA NOT YET LOST


Best practice dictates that you first check that all transactions and all reconciliations are up to date. The month-end procedure must be completed before the month's back up is generated.

Make sure that you have a monthly backup for at least four individual months. It would even be better to have a backup for each of the months of the year.