In the session, we will provide a perspective on how DevOps can be leveraged to help increase and accelerate the use of technology to enable an improved experience for clinicians and revenue cycle operations staff. Specific topic areas we will cover our summarized below:
• Technology enabled efficiency and quality: Agile methodology enables clinical and technology teams to remain closely aligned throughout the development process and establishes an environment of continuous process monitoring and improvement.
• Rapid capability delivery: Once developed, clinical and revenue cycle technology solutions must be deployed quickly and that requires close cooperation between technology and clinical / business teams. DevOps frameworks are instrumental in achieving this quick and continuous deployment by setting up an automated testing and deployment technology supply chain.
• Automated security and regulatory compliance to mitigate risk: Healthcare is highly regulated and hence security of patient Personally Identifiable Information (PII), HIPAA considerations, and other testing must be tightly integrated into the testing and deployment process. This is achieved via DevOps which ensure that automated testing incorporates security, regulatory and other risk areas in addition to clinical and business functionality.
• FOSS: How are hospitals leveraging free and open software (FOSS) to accelerate delivery of technology capabilities? What governance structure needs to be in please to ensure security and compliance when leveraging FOSS?