Before enabling any new medical device or software upgrade, patch or
fix, best practice requires a series of tests and simulations with
“production-like” HL7 messages.
Testing any change and config with a specialized test software is mandatory
in any complex IT environment. Test results provide insights to adjust and
fine tune technical configurations. Best management practices recommend
that tests should be performed regularly on every component of
the Health IT ecosystem to prevent any failure, disruption of service
and data integrity problems with patient data.