Why Extensive Testing is Non-Negotiable for EHR Interface Implementations

  One of the biggest shortcomings we’ve seen when it comes to implementing healthcare IT is a lack of good, deep, detailed testing. There is a ton of lift that goes into building interfaces, mapping APIs and getting vendors to agree on a standard for data exchange to get one step closer to coordinated care records. But front-loading EHR interface efforts can have disastrous results once the healthcare solution is in the wild, so to speak, if proper space isn’t allotted in the timeline for...

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The Value of Automated Testing in Healthcare IT

If there was one aspect to healthcare IT integration and implementations that insiders would likely point to as not getting nearly enough respect, it’s testing. From functional testing to end-to-end validation, proper testing of healthcare solutions can make or break any given deliverable (sometimes quite literally). After all, the use case of an application for hospitals or health systems isn’t just moving data from point A to point B -- or rather, provider A to provider B -- but to ensure...

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