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HP ALM System Can Advance Healthcare IT

Application Lifecycle Management 11 may enable healthcare IT staff to automate the critical activities of modernizing software applications from requirements management to quality and performance.
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For business analysts, quality assurance (QA) analysts, security professionals, developers and others operating in the healthcare industry, using the HP ALM 11 can help them take advantage of the equal status given to other stakeholders in the software development life cycle (SDLC) process.

"We're not tied to a particular operating system or development environment-instead we're stack-agnostic and this is a huge differentiator from the other solutions in the market," Sarbiewski said.

HP ALM 11 is a role-based system that supports stakeholders in the applications delivery process and integrates with major development tools. Benefits include:

-- HP ALM 11 Project Planning and Tracking establishes release criteria and manages milestones throughout the process based on real-time visibility into release progress and readiness.

-- Three-way traceability between requirements, development and quality artifacts for rapid team-wide analysis and execution of application changes.

-- Flexible methodology support to optimize delivery approach by project type - waterfall, custom, Agile - with HP Agile Accelerator 4.0, available in a complimentary basic edition or advanced edition for a fee.

-- Lower enterprise risk from application failures due to functional, performance and security defects in composite and rich internet applications.

-- Reduced costs and delivery time with easy discovery, re-use and sharing of critical application artifacts, including requirements, tests and defects.

"All healthcare organizations rely on applications to deliver innovation for their business and therefore HP ALM 11 is targeted at the entire healthcare market," Sarbiewski said. "In the healthcare industry software is enormously important, both in the device side of healthcare and in IT systems for hospitals and providers. It's hard to name an industry where it's more important to get it right. In healthcare it has to be flawless."