Have you ever heard the phrase, “We’re not saving lives here?” Well, in this case, we might be. Perhaps no IT pipeline has more emotional stresses on it than the medical one. This is an environment where no mistakes can be made.
Doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, and other medical providers are called upon daily to come up with creative cures, treatments, and financial tools for delivering the care people need. Where several organizations, committees, and government regulatory bodies weigh in. Rigorous testing processes mean projects could take years to complete. Staffing turnover, hardware wear out, file management, storage, and other factors create the day-to-day reality in the medical sector.
But, when you get it right, it matters.