VMC on AWS

VMC on AWS

November 11, 2020

Our Client

Our client, a Malaysian national investment company, is entrusted with growing Malaysia’s long-term wealth via distinct commercial and strategic objectives. Their commercial objective is to grow financial assets and diversify revenue sources for the nation, while its strategic objective is to hold strategic assets that bring long-term economic benefits. They are guided by theirs investment philosophy which emphasises attaining appropriate risk-adjusted financial returns, generating sustainable returns, and integrating ethical and responsible investing considerations.

Their Challenges

Why VMware on AWS?

They selected AWS, instead of Azure, as AWS have proven that VMware on AWS have been in the market longer and is more mature and stable.

Why Strateq?

The client chooses Strateq because

  • We have proven Managed Service SOP and experience in providing on prem and Clouds infra, as client have both the on prem (Core applications) and cloud (non-core applications) environments
  • We have 30+ years of expertise in migrating Data Centre and Disaster Recovery Centre, and have 10+ years of expertise in migrating and managing cloud environment.
  • We have huge expertise in VMware (including migrating and managing 600+VMs for the MAMPU private cloud initiative) and AWS (we are their Advanced Tier consulting partner with individuals having AWS Professional certified for Solution Architects & DevOps)

Results and Benefits

Strateq has successfully migrated their non-core applications to VMware on AWS within the project timeline. We are currently managing their entire infra – VMware on Prem (Core applications), VMware on AWS (non core applications), and DR (both core and non-core applications) at Strateq DC.

Their new systems are running smoothly and so far we managed to resolve their infra issues within the stipulated SLA. This gives them peace of mind to focus on their core business objective and does not have to worry about infra scalability issues.

Next Steps

After stabilization of their environment, Strateq is looking at operation excellence, Security enhancement, and cost optimization to allow our client to enjoy a stable and scalable system while they can focus on their functional requirement.

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Android Mobile Software Engineer

Android Mobile Software Engineer

Responsibilities 

  1. Work with Product Management and Products Engineering teams to design, develop, maintain and enhance web-based and mobile-based application platform for worldwide customers.
  2. Involve in product development activities such as business requirement study, coding, integration, testing and documentation.
  3. Troubleshoot and resolve issues impacting development.
  4. Participate and contribute in Product Iteration planning and review activities.
  5. Collaborate closely with Team Leader and Scrum Master on entire process and workflow.
  6. Accountable for sprint and release commitments are completed on time.
  7. Accountable for compliance with quality control processes (Definition of Done, source code control, coding guideline, etc).
  8. Participate in process improvements as required.
  9. Perform Production Fixes, as and when required
  10. Perform Project Implementation task, e.g. data migration, product integration, customisation etc, as and when required
  11. Any other duties as instructed by the Reporting Officer or HOD.

Requirements

  1. 2 – 5 years of experience in Android mobile native development.
  2. Strong knowledge in Java, Kotlin and Android SDK.
  3. Experience with REST API.
  4. Experience with Git.
  5. Familiar with modern libraries (Retrofit, GSON, Dagger2, Android Architecture components, .. )
  6. Nice to have experience with following: error reporting tools, performance monitoring tools, CI/CD, automation tools, unit testing, UI testing.
  7. Understanding modern mobile architecture (MVP, MVVM) and design patterns.
  8. Having portfolio / uploaded apps in play store.
  9. Knowledge in AWS, Serverless apps are plus.
  10. Knowledge in Hybrid mobile development (Xamarin, React Native) is a big plus.
  11. Experience in IOS development also is a big plus.

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IZARD COUNTY

Strateq & AWS for Izard County Medical Center USA

January 29, 2020

About Izard County Medical Center (ICMC)

Established in 1952, Izard County Medical Center is a critical access medical center located in Calico Rock, Arkansas. ICMC offers in-patient, out-patient, laboratory, radiology and physical therapy services. We also maintain a 24×7 emergency room.

For 65-years, Izard County Medical Center has been committed to providing our patients and community with quality, personal health care. In July of 2017, Izard County Medical Center became a part of Americore Health Solutions.

ICMC Challenge

ICMC was using a dated EHR system with very old technology and hosted & managed by the EHR vendor. Continue to use the dated EHR is very challenging due to cost and security challenges, and the upgrade to newer technology is very costly, yet still not a native cloud solution. Either way, ICMC can’t afford to continue with the existing EHR system.

Why AWS

Strateq have a lot of expertise in AWS, including AWS Solution Architects & DevOps Professional certified individuals, and our cloud native StrateqEHR is build in AWS platform.

Why ICMC Chose Strateq

ICMC is looking for a cloud EHR solution to reduce CapEx investment and Strateq is the only true native cloud EHR for hospital settings in US at the moment. This SaaS subscription model running in AWS platform provide ICMC with a much lower OpEx model and no CapEx investment.

StrateqEHR is a modern and intuitive UI/UX EHR solution come with a highly configurable workflow engine . This increase users adoption rate and reduced learning curve hence significantly reduced the implementation timeline and cost.

Strateq Solution

StrateqEHR is full stack cloud-based OLTP solution with many integration and interoperability with third party solutions. StrateqEHR is hosted within a VPC in AWS, which utilizing many Amazon EC2, MySQL RDS, Amazon ALB, VPN connection to hospital and partners, WAF, Amazon S3, and so on. Strateq signed BAA with AWS as PHI is being stored and processed in StrateqEHR.

StrateqEHR’s modern and intuitive UI/UX and highly configurable workflow increased adoption rate and reduced learning curve hence significantly reduced the implementation timeline.

Results and Benefits

Strateq managed to migrate ICMC from the aged EHR to StrateqEHR and went live on 6-Nov-2019. From the EHR software alone, ICMC will be saving more than $1 million for the 7 years contract duration. Other savings such as fee for the vendor to host and manage the aged EHR.  As StrateqEHR is a native cloud platform, enhancements and fixes have been deployed in much shorter turn around time and significantly less destructive to hospital operations.

Next Steps

Strateq and ICMC will continue working together for the full duration of the 7 years contract. Strateq will continue to capture requirement and feedbacks from ICMC to improve the StrateqEHR for ICMC and other customers.

About Strateq

Strateq Health is a leading global software development and systems integrator with over 30 years’ experience, with over 600 dedicated associates located in offices and global delivery centers in the Americas and Asia Pacific. Strateq Health offers a native cloud-based, easy-to-use, comprehensive EHR and HIS that includes clinical, financial, departmental and revenue cycle solutions designed for rural and smaller community based hospitals. Strateq Health was founded with the sole purpose of simplifying the care of patients and improving hospital financial performance through the delivery of affordable advanced cloud software.

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PCMC

Strateq & AWS for Pickens County Medical Center USA

January 09, 2020

About Pickens County Medical Center (PCMC)

Pickens County Medical Center is a short term acute care hospital servicing Pickens County, Alabama. PCMC offer specialty clinics to provide the community access to specialty providers along with inpatient & outpatient services. PCMC also have an emergency room that is open 24/7 that includes six exam rooms and two trauma suites. PCMC is also fortunate to have Carrollton Primary Care, their rural health clinic, on campus.

PCMC Challenge

PCMC was using a dated EHR system with very old technology and hosted & managed by a third party service provider. Continue to use the dated EHR is very challenging due to cost and security challenges, and the upgrade to newer technology is very costly, yet still not a native cloud solution. Either way, PCMC can’t afford to continue with the existing EHR system.

Why AWS

Strateq have a lot of expertise in AWS, including AWS Solution Architects & DevOps Professional certified individuals, and our cloud native StrateqEHR is build in AWS platform.

Why PCMC Chose Strateq

PCMC is looking for a cloud EHR solution to reduce CapEx investment and Strateq is the only true native cloud EHR for hospital settings in US at the moment. This SaaS subscription model running in AWS platform provide PCMC with a much lower OpEx model and minimum CapEx investment.

StrateqEHR is a modern and intuitive UI/UX EHR solution come with a highly configurable workflow engine . This increase users adoption rate and reduced learning curve hence significantly reduced the implementation timeline and cost.

Strateq Solution

StrateqEHR is full stack cloud-based OLTP solution with many integration and interoperability with third party solutions. StrateqEHR is hosted within a VPC in AWS, which utilizing many Amazon EC2, MySQL RDS, Amazon ALB, VPN connection to hospital and partners, WAF, Amazon S3, and so on. Strateq signed BAA with AWS as PHI is being stored and processed in StrateqEHR.
StrateqEHR’s modern and intuitive UI/UX and highly configurable workflow increased adoption rate and reduced learning curve hence significantly reduced the implementation timeline.

Results and Benefits

Strateq managed to migrate PCMC from the aged EHR to StrateqEHR and went live on 10-Sep-2019. From the EHR software alone, PCMC will be saving more than $1 million for the 7 years contract duration. Other savings such as fee for the third party service provider to host and manage the aged EHR. As StrateqEHR is a native cloud platform, enhancements and fixes have been deployed in much shorter turn around time and significantly less destructive to hospital operations.

Next Steps

Strateq and PCMC will continue working together for the full duration of the 7 years contract. Strateq will continue to capture requirement and feedbacks from PCMC to improve the StrateqEHR for PCMC and other customers.

About Strateq

Strateq Health is a leading global software development and systems integrator with over 30 years’ experience, with over 600 dedicated associates located in offices and global delivery centers in the Americas and Asia Pacific. Strateq Health offers a native cloud-based, easy-to-use, comprehensive EHR and HIS that includes clinical, financial, departmental and revenue cycle solutions designed for rural and smaller community based hospitals. Strateq Health was founded with the sole purpose of simplifying the care of patients and improving hospital financial performance through the delivery of affordable advanced cloud software.

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Strateq 2019 White New Year Party

Strateq 2019 White New Year Party

January 14, 2019

On 11th January 2019, a New Year Party was held for all of Strateq Malaysia employees with the theme “Strateq 2019 White New Year Party”. The white theme symbolizes a new white canvas for everyone in Strateq to paint the shape of Strateq together; in celebration of the start of a new year.

The party started with registration of all employees to be eligible for the collection of ‘ang pao’,

as well as lucky draw. It was then opened by the Group Managing Director, Mr Tan Seng Kit with

his speech focusing on the need to “Be Kind and Stay Humble” in whatever that we are pursuing

  1. The lucky draw comprises of various attractive prizes such as Apple iPhone, Laptop, Camera,

Smart TV, Smartphones, FitBit watches, etc. was done in phases, alternating with the Long

Service Awards recognition. Dinner was served with a variety of western food, meat station and

dessert corner. The party ended with the announcement of the grand prize winner for the lucky

draw which was a brand new Apple iPhone XS Max.

In light of the start of something new, the party this year was held in the newly renovated

headquarters in Dataran Hamodal, Petaling Jaya Malaysia. The headquarters has undergone a

renovation early 2018 to create a more open and productive working space – promoting an open

concept working style, as well as open communication between top level management and

staff. The inspiring quotes on blocks of vibrant colours, saturate the walls adding a motivational

touch around the office; providing a fresh breath to the working environment.

The Strateq 2019 New Year Party marks the new start of the revamped company look – new

year, new office, new website, new working style.

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Software QA Analyst

Software QA Analyst

Responsibilities 

  1. Work with Product Management and Development teams to design, develop, maintain and enhance web-based and mobile-based application platform for worldwide customers.
  2. Participate and contribute in Product iteration planning, software design discussions, and reviews activities.
  3. Write and execute QA test plans, and test cases together with test data preparation as needed.
  4. Enhance and maintain test cases as necessary.
  5. Perform QA activity during each sprint and release to ensure good quality of deliverables.
  6. Effectively perform functional / UI, integration, unit and regression testing in test environment, smoke tests in production environment
  7. Troubleshoot, report and highlight variance/defects.
  8. Work closely with the development team to test newly developed software, existing software upgrades and deployments.
  9. Collaborate closely with Team Lead and Scrum Master on entire process and workflow.
  10. Accountable for sprint and release commitments are completed on time.

Requirements

  1. Possess at least a Diploma/Degree in Computer Science/Information Technology or equivalent.
  2. 0-2 year(s) experience in software testing or development environment.
  3. Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  4. Strong oral and written communication skills.
  5. Knowledge and experience of QA process.
  6. Knowledge and experience testing in a Web environment.
  7. Knowledge of Databases and SQL.
  8. Knowledge of XML.
  9. Ability to work well with a team or individually.
  10. Experience in development a plus.

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Senior Software Engineer

Senior Software Engineer

Responsibilities

  1. Work with Product Management and Products Engineering teams to design, develop, maintain and enhance web-based and mobile-based healthcare application platform for worldwide customers.
  2. Involve in application development activities such as business requirement study, system analysis & design, coding, integration, testing and documentation.
  3. Troubleshoot and resolve issues impacting development.
  4. Participate and contribute in Product Iteration planning and review activities.
  5. Collaborate closely with Team Leader and Scrum Master on entire process and workflow.
  6. Accountable for sprint and release commitments are completed on time.
  7. Accountable for compliance with quality control processes (Definition of Done, source code control, coding guideline, etc).
  8. Participate in process improvements as required.
  9. Develop prototype for new applications or features.
  10. Perform Production Defect Analysis & Fixes, as and when required
  11. Perform Project Implementation task, e.g. data migration, product integration, customization etc, as and when required
  12. Any other duties as instructed by the Reporting Officer or HOD

Requirements

  1. Possess at least a Diploma/Degree in Computer Science/Information Technology or equivalent.
  2. Min 4 years of strong technical skills in MVC, CakePHP, JQuery, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JSON, XML, JasperSever.
  3. Min 3 year full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).  Experience in Scrum will be an added advantage.
  4. Must be analytical and problem solver.
  5. Good communication, and planning skills.
  6. Proven track record in delivering projects in cost effective manner.
  7. Team Player, flexible and can work under pressure and tight deadlines.
  8. Familiar with Scrum/Agile development methodologies is preferred.
  9. Able to work independently and in a team with self-initiative and positive attitude
  10. Good oral and written skill in English language and strong interpersonal skills
  11. Experience in healthcare technology and solutions is preferred.
  12. Experience in developing enterprise solutions
  13. Exposure in CLOUD Computing is advantageous.

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