By Ray Parker
The health care industry is shifting to automation at a great pace. It is because of the obvious benefits which automation has to offer in this industry. According to a survey, 40% of the United States of America health care providers increased IT investment in 2016 and the figure has been higher than ever in 2018 and it is likely to go even higher by the end of 2019. In this blog, you’ll find out why the health sector is investing billions of dollars in IT sector for the betterment of healthcare services.
Here are some of the reasons which made us believe that software testing is taking the medical industry to the next level:
Usability of any software or application determines its success and significance. When it comes to the medical industry, the software or applications must be as simple as possible in order to facilitate its users. It is because the user could have any medical condition and if they want to use an app they should be able to use it right away. Usability testing ensures that the interface and general features of the software or application are easy to use.
Protection of Sensitive Data Of The Users
Just like any other kind of information, medical information/data requires high-end security because it can be used against the relevant persons and hence the stakes are very high. There are laws around the world which show the sensitivity of the medical history of the patient. There are different software testing tools which ensure that there are no data and memory leakages form medical care software. Hence, such tools are making medical data for healthcare providers as secure as possible.
Making Interoperability Possible
Healthcare doesn’t only involve a secure and productive relationship between the doctor and the patient. It also involves different other factors such as transfer of healthcare data, which could be in any form, for example, medical reports, medical imaging, etc. software testing makes sure that such interoperability runs smoothly and all the healthcare rules and regulations are followed. This way both the doctor and the patient could be benefited and the complexities of following the whole manually are reduced to zero.
Benefits In Mobile Apps
As discussed earlier, mobile applications are takin healthcare industry to the next level due to their easy accessibility and usability. These apps have made provided user around the world with their own personalized medical assistant. However, in order to make the app up to the global standards, software testing and mobile application testing plays the key role.
Increased Domain Knowledge
To work on an application or software require a great deal of domain knowledge for both the developers and testers. Due to the increased demand for healthcare software and applications, domain experts are also increasing. These domain experts are contributing to taking the medical/healthcare industry to the next level.
With the innovation and security which software testing tools have to offer, it is safe to say that the future of the automated medical industry is very bright and secure.
Ray Parker is a senior marketing consultant with a knack for writing about the latest news in tech, quality assurance, software development and travel. With a decade of experience working in the tech industry, Ray now dabbles out of his New York office.