Every industry has some degree of automation. So why is automated testing of a digital health environment so rare? Why do we constantly see the testing phase of every EMR, EHR, or HIS implementation planned with thousands of hours of manual testing by clinicians, business analysts and IT professionals? Among the concerns we hear are:…

The health care industry is becoming increasingly digitally enabled. Health systems and clinicians are being supported by and rely on digital health systems. So how do we ensure these systems are deployed correctly and safely? One approach is to employ automated testing. Why is this necessary? Digital health is increasingly being used to capture and…

Focus on bringing your next innovation to market. Let an independent, on-demand testing center of excellence provide a unified and balanced combination of test planning, test management, automated testing services, best practices, tools, and technologies. Applying a TCoE within a managed quality assurance group resolves the challenges associated with decentralized and under-performing testing functions. In the…

5 Reasons to Attend HIMSS 2016

  • Guest Blogger
  • January 19, 2016

On February 29th 2016 – March 4th 2016, the annual HIMSS conference and exhibition will be taking place in Las Vegas at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre. This conference brings together health IT professionals, vendors and clinicians around the world. The conference will include more than 300 educational programs, leader sessions, roundtable discussions, workshops and…

Most have heard that as humans, we only use about 10% of our brain capacity. This myth, though cool sounding when voiced by Morgan Freeman in the film Lucy, is just that. A myth. Fact of the matter is, our brains are active 100% of the time. However, which areas of the brain do you…

PPE Readiness in 5 Steps

  • Spencer Johnstone
  • April 1, 2015

Before an Engineer can be licensed in Ontario they must meet the following five criteria laid out by Professional Engineers Ontario: Must be at least 18 years old Must be of good character Must meet PEO’s stipulated academic requirements for licensure. (i.e. (CEAB)-accredited program or have passed the required technical exams) Must fulfill the engineering…

MARCH 4, 2015 – Last week Aversan was selected as a Vendor of Record (VOR) for providing Professional Services for Information Technology Resources to Toronto Police Services. Aversan looks forward to working with Toronto Police Services and views this as an important next step in our provisions of software engineering services. To learn more about…

Software verification, validation, and automation are intrinsic to Aversan’s operations, and have formed an important part of our business since its inception in 2003. Through many years of process experience and evolution, we have continually refined and distilled our approach to performing software verification and validation in ways that not only meet process requirements, but…

When a Clinician Becomes a Patient

  • Jan Carter
  • October 21, 2014

As a Health Informatics Specialist and an RN (registered nurse) I took particular interest in my surroundings recently when I had the pleasure of becoming an inpatient myself at a local Greater Toronto Area (GTA) hospital. Within a span of 5 days, I experienced an emergency surgery, recovery, adaptation to new diagnoses, patient education, and…

E-Visits: Rethinking the 21st Century Checkup

  • Spencer Johnstone
  • September 30, 2014

In a world where smartphones/tablets and other forms of information technology have revolutionized how we interact, it makes sense that industries which rely on communication are jumping on the global connectivity bandwagon. This IT revolution is how we arrive at the topic for this post: E-Visits. E-visits in the healthcare industry can be defined as:…