Noah software has long provided safeguards to ensure proper use of patient data. For security and accountability, Noah provides an Activity Log feature which records events taking place in Noah. 

Major enhancements have been introduced in Noah 4.9 that mean expanded tracking and improved management of Activity logging in Noah. These enhancements include:

  • A new database for record storage. In Noah 4.9 the Activity log has been moved to an encrypted Microsoft Compact Edition database. This database is protected in the Windows file structure, this means that even an OS Administrator cannot access the file. 
  • Better record management. The new activity log supports manually archiving records so the location can maintain a history for as long as required. In addition to archiving records, a Noah Administrator will be able to delete outdated records. Archiving records and deleting records are logged activities.
  • Many additional activities are logged and greater detail about the activity taking place is included. Sorting and searching capabilities are greatly enhanced.

The Activity log is turned on automatically at installation. You can disable and enable the logging with a Noah Administrative account at Setup, Administration, Noah Server Setup, Enable Activity Logging. If you have enabled Noah Mobile it is not possible to disable Activity Logging.

The Activity Log can only be managed by a Noah Administrator. By default, the log is not viewable by Level 1 or Level 2 Noah users.  The ability to ‘View the Activity Log’ is an action that can be configured under the User Level definitions in the Noah Console.

The full list of Activities is found here:

Activity ElementsDescription
Date and Time StampThe date and time of recorded activity
User Name The Noah user or system responsible for the activity being logged
Device Name / ApplicationActivity coming from Noah System or a compatible module will record the computer name and the name of the module. For applications using Noah Mobile the name of the app and the IP Address are logged
PatientThe patient is represented by use of separate columns – Patient No., First Name, Middle Name, Last Name
ActivitySee specific activities that are logged below
Noah VersionVersion of Noah that is used
NotesAdditional Information about activity
Activities
User LoginRecords that the user logged in, if using Noah Mobile, it is added to the Notes field
User Login FailedRecord unsuccessful attempts to login
User LogoutRecords that user logged out
Add PatientRecord that a patient was added
Edit PatientRecord that a patient was edited
Delete PatientRecord that a patient was deleted
View PatientRecord that a patient was viewed
Patient PrintRecord that a Noah System based report for this patient was created, Notes included report layout details
Patient ExportRecord that patients were exported; an entry is added for each record exported
Patient ImportRecord that patients were imported; an entry is added for each record imported
Patient MergeRecord that the patient had data merged into it from one or more other patient records, ‘Search for duplicates’ is in notes when the query is run
Action EditedAction previously stored has been edited; includes Action Type, Module name and version, and date of original action
Action DeletedAction has been deleted; includes Action Type, Module name and version, and date of original action
Action AddRecords that a Noah based action was added to Noah; includes Action Type, Module name and version, and date
Action ViewAn action has been viewed by a module or App; includes Action Type, name and version of module
Fast Data ViewRecords the Noah user viewed data presented in the fast data report viewer
View Activity LogRecords that the Activity Log has been viewed
Activity Log ExportedRecords that the activity log was exported; Notes include the date range selected
Activity Log DeletedRecords that the activity log was deleted; Notes include the date range selected
Activity Log ArchivedRecords that the activity log was archived; Notes include the date range selected
User AddRecords that a user was created and the Level of that user
General Security Setting ChangesRecords changes that are made in User Administration, Security Tab. For example, if the Login system is changed to enabled from disabled, the activity will be ‘Login System Change’ and in the notes column will be ‘Login System Enabled’
Settings ChangedRecords changes to the Noah layout; details are in Notes, example ‘patient browser columns changed to include Patient Number’
User EditRecords that the properties of the user have changed, will record the User Name that is enacting the change and what changed, Name, initials, or password
Edit User > User LevelRecords that an assigned user level has changed for a given user account
User Levels EditedRecords that changes were made to the properties of the user Level definition. Notes include changes that were made. Example -Level 2; revoked ability to export records
Backup DatabaseRecords that a database Backup was performed by the logged in user; includes filename and file location of backup. Only possible when using the CE database
Restored DatabaseRecords that a database Restore was performed by NoahSystem; Notes include user name and initials that performed the Restore and file name and location. Only possible when using the CE database
New DatabaseRecords that a New Database was created by NoahSystem; Notes include user name and initials that created the database. Only possible when using the CE database