Over the past few years, a growing number of healthcare providers have started using websites and mobile applications to collaborate efficiently with partners and patient support services and communicate more effectively with patients in a timely manner. APIs allow healthcare companies to do all this.
Developing a well functioning and compliant healthcare application comes with a unique set of challenges. Meeting security standards and properly integrating third party software solutions are just two of the hurdles development and QA teams can expect to encounter.
QASource’s experts have created this checklist to help teams navigate the complexities of healthcare app QA testing.
The healthcare industry presents a unique set of challenges for software development and QA teams, and as telehealth continues to grow in popularity, it's more important than that teams are prepared with the appropriate systems and tools. The checklist below will help teams organize, execute, and document QA processes for healthcare domains and applications.
Think of HITECH compliance like a HIPAA upgrade. The HITECH Act came more than ten years after HIPAA in order to enforce tougher data security requirements mandated for all healthcare organizations as well as their business associates to follow.
But what is the HITECH Act? What is HITECH compliance? And what software testing strategies should your team implement in order to uphold HITECH compliance?
Telehealth software in the healthcare industry is now more relevant than ever. From small medical practices to large hospital networks, patients attending a medical appointment via telemedicine software is becoming just as common as an in-person visit to the doctor’s office.
Has your organization adopted a remote healthcare platform? Without a strong telehealth software solution in place, your medical team may not be keeping up with industry expectations when crisis occur and is missing out on opportunities to provide the virtual clinical care many patients need.
Mobile apps present an incredible opportunity for healthcare providers to impact the lives of patients. Not only can patients securely access their health records but they can also directly interact with healthcare professionals remotely and by mobile device. In some instances, these mobile apps can be true lifesavers.
The user base is broad - spanning from hospitals and enterprises to healthcare professionals and patients providing ample room for modification and growth. Continuous innovation within this space can change the way people think about seeking diagnosis and treatment, accessing and managing their health records, and reporting emergency situations.
Given the new importance of these apps, it’s essential that rigorous mobile testing services are pursued. Why risk launching without thorough mobile app testing? Here are the top four reasons why extensive mobile app testing services are always a good idea for healthcare companies like yours.
Healthcare applications must process a huge number of transactions and a massive amount of patient data each day. To ensure that all this data is handled appropriately over time, it is integral that test cases for the healthcare application apply data sets of varying complexity.
To save time and resources, consider implementing test automation where possible. But what is test automation? And what benefits of automation in healthcare can your team expect?
Most healthcare enterprise applications are loaded with critical data related to patients and the various organizations they serve. This can include health records, payment information, account details, and identity details. Due to the incredible sensitivity of this data, thorough software security testing is a necessity for healthcare applications so that critical information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.
By “wrong hands,” we mean criminals in the identity theft business, hackers skilled in malware and phishing schemes, and cyber-attackers aiming to hold critical files or your entire system hostage by ransomware.
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.
No one today can question the impact telehealth and remote-care healthcare technology has in aiding patient care during this current coronavirus pandemic. In a time where distance is key in the healing process, patients who would otherwise not receive medical attention now have access to help even in quarantine because of this advanced technology.