In March of this year, it was discovered that a glitch in the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) was affecting the way patients were diagnosed and treated. A ‘less than’ symbol hasn’t been showing up in results changing the way doctors read the results. A seemingly small error has been under the radar for almost six years. That’s six years of patients not receiving the best care.

This is another example of why software testing is essential. People want to be able to trust the software they use.