Insights

28
May

Healthcare AI: Navigating the Regulatory Challenges

Healthcare AI: Navigating the Regulatory Challenges Failing fast is often used as a mantra in technology startups.  It embraces the entrepreneurial drive to develop a solution to a problem quickly, validate the solution under realistic scenarios, and leverage the feedback to update and repeat the process.  The core idea is that with each iteration the solution moves closer to solving

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8
Nov

Medical Device Cybersecurity: It Takes a Village

Medical Device Cybersecurity: It Takes a Village It seems that not a month goes by without a cybersecurity incident that seriously impacts a community healthcare provider.  This may be a Phishing scheme that results in tens of thousands of patient medical records becoming compromised, or it can be ransomware attack where the system storing the EMR becomes encrypted, potentially crippling

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22
Apr

How to Select the Right Medical Device Software Development Firm – 8 Crucial Questions

How to Select the Right Medical Device Software Development Firm – 8 Crucial Questions My firm, Syncro Medical, has been in the medical device software development business quite a long time – nearly 30 years.  In that time, many clients have shared tales of prior outsourced projects that didn’t go so well.  Some common themes frequently show up when a

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12
Mar

Software Development Today: Accessing the Creative Mind

Software Development Today: Accessing the Creative Mind Is today’s developer the modern “Renaissance man”? For decades, there has been ongoing discussion about the value of understanding individual personality types in business settings.  Probably the best-known tool over the years has been the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, or MBTI.  While opinions on using the MBTI in business vary, I have personally found

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1
Oct

Understanding IoT-MD (Internet of Things for Medical Devices)

Understanding IoT-MD (Internet of Things for Medical Devices) IoT-MD, IoMT, or IOT Medical Devices – a wide-open landscape The medical device community has coined the interchangeable terms IoT-MD (Internet of Things for Medical Devices), IoT Medical Devices, and IoMT (Internet of Medical Things). Standard communication and computing devices, such as laptops and phones, have been Internet-connected for years. IoT refers

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26
Apr

Compelling Reasons to Modernize Your Medical Instrument Software

There are Many Compelling Reasons to Modernize Your Medical Instrument Software In this article, Fred Page elaborates on the many compelling reasons for manufacturers to upgrade the software powering their medical instruments. Too often, software modernization is put off due to concerns about the cost and complexity of an upgrade. However, the inevitable consequence of delay is lost competitiveness resulting

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3
Aug

A Team of Teams – 3 Ways to Make the Best-in-Class Model Work

A Team of Teams – 3 Ways to Make the Best-in-Class Model Work Supercharge Your Product Development You have a complex, multi-discipline product development effort with demanding schedules and quality goals. You don’t have the internal bandwidth or expertise available. You have rejected the One-Stop-Shopping model – engaging a single company that claims to be able to do it all. 

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27
Jun

Rescue Projects – What are the 3 Most Common Causes?

Rescue Projects – What are the 3 Most Common Causes? … and How to Avoid Them in the First Place Most of our client projects have a positive start: A company is about to develop an innovative new medical product, or perhaps is planning to enhance or upgrade an existing product line. Syncro Medical has been engaged early in the

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5
Jun

3 Myths About Transitioning Your Medical Application to the Web

3 Myths About Transitioning Your Medical Application to the Web Moving some or all of your medical application to the web promises a wide range of benefits, but a few outdated notions could halt your progress before it ever starts.  It may be simple to begin developing for the web, but it takes experience to write the world class code

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1
Mar

Outsourced Software Development: A Net Money Saver

Outsourced Software Development:  A Net Money Saver Comparing the real net cost of in-house software development with using an outside partner Over 20 years ago, in a meeting with a business unit manager at a Fortune 100 company in New Jersey, I was describing how our company could develop quality software efficiently and on time.  The manager grilled me on

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