Continuous Improvement Release Methodology Expedites Delivery of Software Features
Clients benefit from quick access to new features and usability improvements
Woburn, MA – June 24, 2016 – HealthcareSource ®, the leading provider of talent management solutions for healthcare, today announced the launch of a new software release methodology that will increase the pace of innovation and the quality of the user experience. The Continuous Improvement Release Methodology™ is a design approach that enables HealthcareSource to develop and release software features, updates, and fixes in short, targeted cycles, enabling the company to provide valuable improvements to its clients on a weekly basis.
While this release methodology is optimized to accommodate small, frequent releases, HealthcareSource can also deliver larger, more sophisticated improvements through this same release process. Larger features are designed and built with an “off switch” so that clients have the ability to turn these features “on” when they are best able to absorb the training and change management activities that accompany new feature roll-outs.
“This move to a Continuous Improvement Release Methodology enables us to deliver on the promise of a Software as a Service architecture – faster release cycles, quicker bug fixes, and more innovation, while mitigating typical SaaS risk to our clients – loss of control over release timing, tight timeframes to plan for significant software changes, and potential business risks of release timing against business activities,” said J.P. Fingado, president and chief executive officer of HealthcareSource.
For HealthcareSource clients, this change in release process means faster and continuous improvements to the usability and functionality of the Quality Talent SuiteSM. It also means clients will realize a lower rollout risk from larger, more sophisticated features which will now be released incrementally over time.
“The real win here is that we can innovate faster to help our clients improve value of their Patient-Centered Workforce™,” said Fingado. “With this new release process, our clients will see us increase development velocity, and with each improvement, they will better be able to select, align, develop, and retain high quality talent, resulting in higher quality care for their patients in the acute setting and residents in the long term care environment.”
With more than 3,000 healthcare clients, HealthcareSource is the leading provider of talent management solutions for the healthcare industry. The HealthcareSource Quality Talent SuiteSM helps healthcare organizations build a Patient-Centered WorkforceTM by selecting, aligning, continuously developing, and retaining highly-engaged people. The company’s cloud-based platform of software, content, services and analytics includes applicant tracking, reference checking, behavioral and skills-based competency assessments, compensation analysis, performance and learning management, eLearning courseware, education and advisory services. A private company focused exclusively on the healthcare industry, HealthcareSource consistently earns high marks for client satisfaction and retention. HealthcareSource has been regularly ranked as a leader by KLAS Research for Talent Management, in addition to recognition in Healthcare Informatics 100, Modern Healthcare’s “Healthcare’s Hottest,” Inc. 500|5000, Deloitte Technology Fast 500, and Becker’s “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” list. To learn more about HealthcareSource visit: www.healthcaresource.com.