One of the prevailing ideas in healthcare IT and medtech is that physicians are resistant to adopting new technology. In our experience, that’s not quite the case. Physicians are actually very open to new technology, as long as they can see that it provides a clear benefit and addresses pain points in their current processes. […]
R&D teams for medtech companies are tasked with innovating to create the right tools for their custom applications and surgical dashboards, and also with ensuring that future iterations of the application continue to provide value for key user groups. When it comes to getting the work done, each option provides benefits and drawbacks, and it’s up to you to pick the best solution: build the application or dashboard in-house, select an off-the-shelf solution, or work with a third-party development team.
In these blog posts, we share tips based on our experience as a development firm who works with medtech companies to build custom applications, as well as our experience in using off-the-shelf solutions and in-house development for our own business needs.
One of the biggest challenges medtech companies face is that physicians are reluctant to take on new technologies unless the new is clearly better than the old. When you have a new product, that can be an uphill battle to prove. When physicians are having to go through training to use a new device, they […]
When your company is developing software for a medical device, regulatory standards can hinder your ability to launch more timely updates unless you plan carefully. This is especially true for software that is considered part of your device by FDA standards (for example, software that is necessary to complete a procedure). This type of software […]
Would it make sense to build something that a quarter of the population couldn’t use? The answer might seem intuitive, yet that’s what happens when you develop an application that doesn’t take accessibility into account. The CDC states that up to 1 in 4 adults in the U.S. have some type of disability, so it’s […]
If you’re going to build a new house, you want the satisfaction of knowing that it will be done safely and effectively. You don’t want to worry that the foundation is uneven, or the beams are in the wrong places, or the electrical isn’t installed properly. You want to enjoy every minute in your new […]
With new cyberthreats happening everyday, a vigilant approach to security is a necessary part of any project. Security is part of every layer of the development process, including the following: Since vulnerabilities can occur in every layer, it’s important to test in each of those areas as well. Covering the basics It’s important to note […]
Product usability is a critical factor in the success of any medical device, both commercially and clinically. Still, not everyone realizes how much goes into making a product more intuitive. We recently had the chance to sit down with Jose Bohorquez, president of Bold Type, to discuss our outlooks for the medical device industry as […]
If your budget gets cut back, what can you do to stay focused on the purpose behind your product? In medtech, companies aren’t creating pointless products. These devices and technologies are meant to improve patient care. Purpose doesn’t make a medical device exempt from the laws of economics, though. Here are some thoughts on how […]