Test challenges in healthcare

December 16, 2015

The Jeroen Bosch Hospital is a large teaching hospital in the regions of 's-Hertogenbosch and Bommelerwaard. With more than 240 medical specialists, divided over 29 specialisms, the Jeroen Bosch Hospital is a top clinical centre for acute and specialist medical, nursing and paramedical care.

As a training hospital, the Jeroen Bosch Hospital makes an important contribution to the training of doctors, medical specialists, nurses and other care providers in the Netherlands. Working from the heart' is the motto at the Jeroen Bosch Hospital. This fits in with the aim of the Jeroen Bosch Hospital to be the most patient-safe and patient-oriented hospital in the Netherlands.

Test challenges in care, Jeroen Bosch Hospital
Jeroen Bosch Hospital

Working digitally

In order to improve patient care and serve the patient better, the Jeroen Bosch Hospital wants to work more digitally. With this in mind, the hospital has drawn up the Digital Working programme - a phased plan to digitise. An Electronic Patient File (EPD) is an important part of this programme. This EPD is essential to set up a streamlined patient process in which patient information is always and everywhere available to every authorised healthcare professional.

Structured test approach

Reliability and security are crucial in an EHR. Firstly, because doctors must be able to rely on the information provided. Secondly, the EPD contains privacy-sensitive data. Data that should only be available to authorised staff and should absolutely not be allowed to get out into the open. A structured test approach is required to assess the quality of the systems and to cover risks. In close collaboration with experienced test professionals from Sogeti, the Jeroen Bosch hospital has drawn up a TMap-based test approach.

New challenges

A structured test approach also introduces new challenges. Given the size and complexity of the programme and the large number of people involved, there is a need for real-time insight into the testing process. Insight into the progress of the design and execution of tests, insight into the test coverage and especially insight into the risks. The scheduling of all test activities and the collection of test results creates an extensive administration that takes up a lot of valuable time. For this reason, it was decided to use Testersuite to facilitate the structured test approach.

"With the deployment of Testersuite we are working on further professionalising and securing the testing process."
R. van den Oever, Jeroen Bosch Hospital


The Jeroen Bosch Hospital tests the EPD with the test management solution Testersuite. It limits the amount of administration for all those involved in the test process. From test manager to tester and from process owner to end user. Because Testersuite is a SaaS solution, collaboration with external implementation partners or working from different locations is optimally facilitated. Testersuite provides grip on the entire test process and makes it possible to secure the test approach. Because the structured test methodology is facilitated by Testersuite , the Jeroen Bosch Hospital can monitor the progress of the test process in real time.


After implementation, testing remains an important aspect within the management organisation. New releases and changes must be implemented without endangering continuity. Because time and resources for testing are limited, it is important to make optimal use of them. An important tool for this is Testersuite with the Masterlist function. The (regression) test set of the implementation is stored here and can be reused and maintained in new test cycles.

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