Apria Healthcare

Simplifies Multi-Platform Change Management
Industry

Healthcare

Company

Headquartered in Lake Forest, California, Apria Healthcare is a leading provider of integrated home healthcare products and services. Through a network of more than 9,700 health professionals in more than 480 branch offices across the United States, Apria is committed to providing full-service homecare solutions that give maximum independence to 1.2 million patients nationwide. The company's full range of services includes home respiratory therapy, home infusion therapy, and home medical equipment. Apria was the first homecare provider accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, and is regulated by numerous government agencies.

Challenge

The IT group at Apria discovered Rocket Software products when Apria, then known as Homedco, needed to automate the process of integrating its custom modifications into new PeopleSoft releases. The company chose Rocket® Aldon Harmonizer, the most widely used source compare and merge tool for IBM i application development. The IT group confirmed the Rocket solution made comparing source code fast and simple.

As development efforts grew, Apria IT realized it needed comprehensive automation and control for all of its day-to-day development efforts. Once again, the company turned to Rocket Software for assistance. Apria installed Rocket® Aldon Lifecycle Manager (IBM i Edition), a comprehensive change management system built exclusively for IBM i developers. Over the years, Apria found this control of PeopleSoft environments to be invaluable. Impressed with the quality of the tool and the service provided by Rocket technical support, Apria began incorporating all of its IBM i development into the Rocket change management framework.

Results

  • Automated PeopleSoft and LANSA software customization and integration
  • Gained comprehensive control of change processes
  • Simplified management of critical product distribution applications

Products
Applications

  • Software Change Management
  • IT Compliance

Rocket Application Lifecycle Management
 
As the solutions administrator, I find the Rocket Aldon Lifecycle Manager interface very useful because it allows me to see all work in progress—all from one screen.
 
Kevin McLatchie
Analyst
Apria Healthcare