Approved Tools Policy

Approved Tools Policy

Next Health Choice utilizes a suite of approved software tools for internal use by workforce members. These software tools are either self-hosted, with security managed by Next Health Choice, or they are hosted by a Subcontractor with appropriate business associate agreements in place to preserve data integrity. Use of other tools requires approval from Next Health Choice leadership.

List of Approved Tools

  • Github. Github is a platform built on top of Git, the version control platform. Github is hosted and secured by Github Hosting. It is utilized for storage of configuration scripts and other infrastructure automation tools, as well as for source and version control of application code used by Next Health Choice.

  • HelpScout. HelpScout is a ticketing management system hosted and secured by Amazon Web Services. It is utilized for tracking and working on customer issues and requests, as well as other miscellaneous activities.

  • Google Apps. Google Apps is used for email and document collaboration.

  • Google Drive Google Drive is used for documents that we create and/or store.

  • Dropbox Dropbox is an online repository used to store files and documents.

  • Trello Trello is a collaboration Kanban board. Next Health Choice uses Trello to track and discuss projects, outlining goals and steps necessary for objective growth.

  • pgAdmin pgAdmin is a tool for database administration. pgAdmin is used on local development machines and is utilized for reviewing database settings, database structures, and adjusting parameters as needed. pgAdmin can connect securely to remote databases.

  • IntelliJ IntelliJ is an Intuitive Development Environment (IDE). IntelliJ is used on local development machines and is utilized for writing, reviewing, debugging, and testing code. Next Health Choice uses

  • Sublime Text Sublime Text is a cross-platform text and source code editor with a Python application programming interface (API). It natively supports many programming languages and markup languages, and its functionality can be extended by users with plugins, typically community-built and maintained under free-software licenses. Next Health Choice utilizes Sublime Text for writing, reviewing, debugging, and testing code.

  • MailChimp MailChimp is an email marketing service provider. Next Health Choice uses MailChimp for promotional emailings.

  • Mandrill Mandrill is a transactional email delivery and management service. The service manages various types of email including shipping notifications, friend requests, sign-up confirmations, and email newsletters. It also handles internet service provider (ISP) monitoring, domain keys, sender policy framework (SPF), and feedback loops. Next Health Choice uses Mandrill for sending out emails for customer registrations and other required communications. Mandrill is provided by MailChimp.

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