In 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) defined standards for safeguarding the sensitive, confidential data of all patients. The act requires health insurance providers to enforce strict privacy and security rules, each designed to protect the patient and all electronically protected health information, known as ePHI.
The customer experience begins when a product works. Functional testing is the way to ensure that happens. Since testing affects the overall SDLC, developers must implement functional testing as quickly and efficiently as possible. That means automation. Specifically, automated functional testing tools.
So which tools should you use, and how?
Whether you're pursuing onsite or offshore QA, functional testing is an essential component of any test suite. It shows how effectively an application or system performs as a whole. Functional testing ensures that the customer's requirements will be met upon delivery, so the inputs are typically the specific business requirements.