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The authors, editor, planning committee, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.
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This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc., and ANIA. Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc., is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5387.
Appropriate testing and quality assurance methods and tools are vital to successful clinical information system implementation, maintenance, and optimization. Testing cycles are too often compressed in order to meet implementation timeline milestones, and quality assurance activities may be completely overlooked. The purpose of this continuing nursing education article is to highlight the importance of robust testing and quality assurance procedures in relevant system lifecycle phases. After studying the information presented in this article, you will be able to:
Describe testing and quality assurance.
Relate various types of testing to the system lifecycle.
Discuss the role of informatics nurses in testing and quality assurance.