Implementing DevOps in Healthcare

Many healthcare organizations have realized the potential business impact of establishing DevOps to provide better care to patients while containing costs. Industries like financial services, manufacturing, and consumer industries are rapidly implementing DevOps. But in the healthcare industry, they lag in the adoption of DevOps. It is because they are unsure about where to start, what is involved, cost, and ways to achieve success. 

To implement DevOps healthcare organization has to go through some stages:

  • Planning

First development and operational teams activities need to examine. Their actions need to be modified to implement DevOps. They have to plan the financial implications of development and required human resources.

  • Code repository with version control

They have to ensure a version control system. Developers need to coordinate and control coding. Every custom healthcare solution is a code repository that can be tracked even with any changes. Developers should be provided with an offline copy of healthcare application development with DevOps. 

  • Continuous Integration

Before building and testing, they need to focus on continually merging changes in the code to the central repository. They have to deploy continuous integration tools toward the efficient management of the application to ensure the accuracy of the integration and configuration. Continuous integration helps the automation of software updates and cross-departmental integration of data.

  • Automated build 

They have to automate integrated care solutions where scripting and automated retrieval of the code are deployed. This recovery needs to be enabled from the code repository and is compiled into a binary artifact for periodic testing. 

  • Automated Release through Continuous Deployment

This stage is toward the delivery and deployment of custom medical solutions, which involves an automated and continual fashion in the delivery of the software and regular updates. Continuous deployment is a process to ensure the timely release of the custom healthcare solutions through daily updates to the production.

  • Constant Feedback and Monitoring

The last stage of implementation is the deployment of DevOps is the key to sustainability. Businesses should adopt continuous monitoring to ensure that applications are performing at an optimal level. They should take an approach to look into every detail and find feedback regularly through self-monitoring.

In the healthcare industry, DevOps is now beneficial. This strategy has a definitive approach towards processes and practices, including highly functional tools to promote overall collaboration between the development and operation teams. It resulted in a highly efficient operating system and increased business profitability.