Insights

1
Oct

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 to all other devices, or “things” –

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26
Apr

Compelling Reasons to Modernize Your Medical Instrument Software

In this article, Fred Page elaborates on the many compelling reasons for manufacturers to upgrade their medical instrument software. 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  However the inevitable consequence of delay is lost competitiveness resulting from outdated features, inability to repair defects, and incompatibility with hardware upgrades.  Using

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16
Oct

Selecting the Right Medical Device Software Company – 3 (more) Crucial Questions

Ok I was wrong… In a previous blog, I shared my thoughts on the “5 Crucial Questions to Ask” when selecting a medical device software company.  Well, it turns out I was wrong – about the number of questions to ask, that is. To be sure you are selecting the right vendor, there are actually 8 crucial questions. My firm,

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3
Aug

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.  You already understand that it’s very hard for a single company to provide

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27
Jun

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 process to help with project planning as well as architecture

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5
Jun

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 powering today’s Internet connected medical devices and patient data management

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1
Mar

Outsourced Software Development: A Net Money Saver

Over 20 years ago, in a meeting with a business unit manager at a large telecom lab in New Jersey, I was describing how our company could develop quality software efficiently and on time.  The dreaded moment came when the manager asked, “What’s your hourly rate?”  At the time, I feared this question because I regarded our rate to be

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5
Feb

Medical Software Development Outsourcing: Why the Managed Project Model is Superior to Hiring Individual Contractors

You’ve decided to use external resources to accelerate your medical software development project.  The next decision in software development outsourcing is whether to use the Managed Project model, or hire individual contractors. First, allow me to define what’s meant by a “Managed Project”.  In this model, an external software engineering firm provides a team, which includes a contributing engineer who

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1
Jan

How to Select the Right Medical Software Engineering Company – 5 Crucial Questions

The right outside medical software engineering company can really speed up time-to-market for your medical device.  When choosing a company, there are five crucial things to consider.  Unsatisfactory answers to any of these questions should raise a red flag as to whether the firm can deliver quality software in the desired timeframe. Q1: Do they offer sufficient staff size &

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