Health Care Tech

Before we dive into the types of testing, let’s note that healthcare projects are just beginning to transition to Agile. However, the results of those who have already implemented it exceeded expectations: increased transparency of processes, employee motivation, productivity and speed of delivery of solutions to the market. Here’s how ScrumTrek assesses company intentions when implementing Agile.

Achieving these goals within agile methodologies is aided by rigorous testing, which is needed by health applications due to the great responsibility and a number of nuances.

The choice of IT Professional Services depends on the specifics of the IT solution and business goals. In this article, a1qa experts have collected the types of checks that were most relevant in three cases of work with international representatives of the healthcare industry. Let’s dive into each of them.

Case 1. Functional testing

The project was a test of the system of a leader in the production of medical equipment,  designed to collect, store and process session data from blood transfusion devices that can be connected to the client’s local network. When assessing safety, based on the possible consequences, the IT solution was assigned a degree of serious harm to health – the risk of serious injury and death

To eliminate the slightest risks, even before checking the system for compliance with the requirements and the IEC 62304 standard, a1qa specialists studied all aspects of the customer’s product, after which the QA team conducted smoke tests to make sure there were no blocking defects, and also tested new functionality. Through regression testing and defect validation, QA engineers verified that the changes did not affect previously developed modules.

Case 2. Testing performance

The use of a large amount of data a priori implies numerous operations on them, which can affect the stable operation of the system. Therefore, a1qa experts recommend checking the response of the software to a large load and identifying the peak number of concurrent sessions before the release of the software product.

Thus, the a1qa team helped to ensure the stable and continuous operation of the e-health system using a behavioral method. By imitating the actions of real users, experts evaluated the speed of the system’s response to operations and its behavior under a certain load.

Case 3. Testing big data

Medical facilities regularly exchange patient data, so it is important to ensure the integrity and completeness of the information transmitted.

A1qa has this kind of experience: the QA team tested big data for a corporation that provides services to pharmaceutical companies. The main difficulties were checking the complex business logic of preparing databases for customers and a large amount of work. Thanks to their previous experience in testing big data, a1qa specialists have contributed to improving the quality of the final products and helped the client achieve their goals.

Bonus. Test automation

According to the World Quality Report, health software companies face challenges in implementing test automation due to a lack of the right skills and tools, and problems with test environments.

To test effectively, you need to make a good combination of manual checks and automated tests, and take care of creating an effective solution that will help you speed up, improve performance, and optimize test coverage.


The new era of healthcare implies a symbiosis of information technology, an individual approach to patients and continuous improvement of processes. And one of the components of medical services remains a preventive approach to errors in this sensitive area.

Driving innovation in e-commerce saves lives, and this is the reason why eHealth solutions need effective and timely testing.