We’re offering to provide the technology taskforce responsible for fixing the troubled HealthCare.gov website free use of our performance testing services until the Obamacare website is functioning at full capacity.
In testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday, officials of companies hired to create the HealthCare.gov website cited a lack of testing on the full system and last-minute changes by the federal agency overseeing the online enrollment system as the primary cause of problems plaguing the government exchange for President Barack Obama’s signature health care reforms.
Moreover, according to a confidential report obtained by CNN, the testing timeframes for the site were “not adequate to complete full functional, system, and integration testing activities” and described the impact of the problems as “significant.” The report stated there was “not enough time in schedule to conduct adequate performance testing” and was given the highest priority.
We know that there’s really nothing new in the failure of the Obamacare site. Websites have been developed that way for years – often with the same results. But there are now new methodologies and tools changing all that. That’s why we’ve reached out to our California representatives and all of the companies involved to let them know we’re ready to provide our stress testing services to them free of charge.
It isn’t like it used to be – this shouldn’t be hard, time consuming or expensive. You just need to recognize that load testing is something that needs to be done early and continuously throughout the development process. It’s not optional anymore. Unfortunately, it seems they found that out the hard way. But we sincerely want to help make it work.
HealthCare.gov represents hope for many Americans, and the elimination of their worst fears in medical care. Instead of whining about how incompetently HealthCare.gov has been built, we want to be part of making it work as it should and can.