Continuous Performance Testing for Healthcare

Healthcare providers and payers face strong economic and operational headwinds in the aftermath of the global pandemic. Accelerating healthcare’s digital transformation lies at the heart of a successful response to the “next normal.”

Digital Healthcare in the “New Normal”

Patient experience

Value-based care models and the consumerization of healthcare demand ever more new app-based digital patient engagement tools.

Patients increasingly bring to healthcare the same expectations about seamless, omnichannel, personalized customer experience that they have for the retail, banking and entertainment industries.

90% of patients feel no obligation to stay with a healthcare system that doesn’t offer digital tools.

Almost 50% of patients would rather engage in a virtual medical appointment than wait for in-person treatment.

 

 

Innovation

The rapid adoption of telehealth, virtual care and other digital care delivery during quarantine will likely become standard moving forward.

The use of wearable health tech applications — fitness trackers, smartwatches, ECG monitors, biosensors and other IoT devices — has tripled in the past four years.

A recent Bain & Co. survey found that nearly 80% of healthcare executives say they need to be more Agile, but 57% are “missing key IT enablers for Agile software teams.”

 Cost

The financial impact of COVID-19 has organizations looking to control costs and realize higher strategic ROI from technology investments.

Performance testing with legacy tools remains a time-consuming, manual and expensive process requiring specialized expertise. It’s estimated that almost 25% of IT budgets are allocated to testing.

Healthcare organizations are turning to cloud computing to shed the restrictions of aging IT infrastructures, accelerate deployment of new applications and reduce support and maintenance costs.

Performance Testing for Critical Healthcare Applications with NeoLoad

Health records. Clinical decision support. Imaging. mHealth. Wearables and IoT devices. Capacity management. Payment and payer contracts. Prescription management. NeoLoad is the solution of choice for load testing healthcare services applications.

Why Healthcare Companies Choose NeoLoad

  • Test cycles are accelerated by 65-75%, on average.
  • Time, effort and cost of maintaining/updating tests get reduced by as much as 90%.
  • Cloud-resource costs are cut by up to 80% by dynamically right-sizing cloud infrastructure.
  • Teams of all skill levels are empowered to do more themselves and to avoid backlog bottlenecks with easy-to-use low-code/no-code approaches.
  • Every team, from DevOps to COEs, uses the same standardized platform.. 
  • Automated performance engineering is integrated seamlessly into DevOps methodologies..
  • A higher return on investment is realized sooner. 

NeoLoad Helps Healthcare Succeed in the “Next Normal”

Accelerate digital-first healthcare initiatives.

Patients today expect a frictionless, Amazon-like digital experience end to end — on any device, anytime, anywhere. NeoLoad, as a load testing tool, makes it fast and easy to simulate 1,000s of users  from multiple locations simultaneously, whether web, mobile or IoT device.

Test fast to release fast.

Say good-bye to complex performance testing by hand. Whether it’s updating existing back-end systems, migrating them to the cloud or introducing new IoT-driven apps, NeoLoad’s automation capabilities and low-code and no-code approaches enable every team to get software out the door 65-75% faster.

Solve performance issues proactively.

Poor application performance translates into poor patient care. NeoLoad provides an accurate picture of end-to-end performance from a user’s standpoint — accessing radiology records, admitting patients, verifying medication orders, etc. — in real time.

Scale performance testing across the organization.

Standardize on a single platform. NeoLoad doesn’t require specialized expertise. It’s the only platform on the market that’s enterprise-ready for both modern Agile and DevOps environments and traditional testing of monolithic apps (SAP, Oracle, Citrix).

Get more value out of the existing tech stack.

NeoLoad adapts to whatever technologies and tools are already in place. Out-of-the-box integration with existing tech stacks, CI/CD tools and multiple cloud vendors makes NeoLoad a force multiplier throughout the software factory.

Pinpoint Citirx performance issues.

NeoLoad is faster, easier and more reliable at testing Citrix performance for 1,000s of users because it visually develops a visual test — no more guesswork whether desktop display issues or slow log-in is a hardware problem, or a software problem.

Eliminate QA bottlenecks.

Performance experts may not always be available, but performance testing can be. With no specialized expertise needed — ramp-up time is less than a week — NeoLoad empowers teams of different skill levels to run reliable go/no-go tests autonomously.

Automate continuous performance testing.

Test early and often, and fix performance issues before they ever see the light of day. On-prem or in the cloud, NeoLoad is DevOps-ready to integrate continuous performance testing into automated CI pipelines.

Migrate to the cloud with confidence and cost-effectiveness.

NeoLoad makes it easy to validate that moving applications to the cloud doesn’t impact performance and that healthcare providers are not overspending on cloud resources.

Realize higher ROI faster.

ROI is all about doing more with less, sooner, without breaking the bank. NeoLoad is easy to use, so fewer resources (hardware, people, time/effort) are needed to deliver more predictable software faster  — freeing up the experts to focus on issues that drive growth.

“By standardizing on NeoLoad as the one tool across all testing phases, we improved the speed of QA and reduced release cycles by 80% — and saw 70% fewer war room incidents.”

— IT Director, Performance Engineering, Fortune 100 Healthcare Company

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… 50% faster runtime using NeoLoad vs. the legacy solution.

We were able to increase the throughput of the application and realized up to 30% better average response time for the new release