In partnership with our clients, we solve the most complex technical challenges inherent in developing secure, reliable and compliant software solutions for life-saving and safety-critical applications.
Proven Expertise in Developing Safe, Secure, Reliable Software
Guided by engineering best practices and proven methodologies honed over nearly two decades and 300+ projects, our skilled architects, developers and engineers develop complex software solutions for reliability, security, safety, scalability, and extensibility.
“MedAcuity has been one of my go-tos for helping resource development projects. They are able to handle breadth, as they have a deep bench of engineers with a variety of skills. They can also staff where depth is necessary, as many of their engineers have years (if not decades) of experience in key medical and robotic technologies. Whether bootstrapping a project, providing technical and project guidance during development, or helping push through final V&V, MedAcuity can fill the need. Equally importantly, they will work with their clients to identify improvements, and adapt to the changing needs of the team and project.Todd Lander | Director – Remote Robotics Technologies, Siemens Healthineers Endovascular Robotics
Project Planning & Management
What’s your strategy to mitigate risks and optimize resources on your next software development project?
When it comes to mitigating risks and optimizing resources on software development projects, MedAcuity program leads excel in identifying potential technical and project risks at the outset of a development effort. With a forward-thinking mindset, we work out risk mitigation strategies at the very beginning of a project—significantly reducing the impact of risk on timelines and budgets.
Our structured approach to project planning and management also ensures efficient resource planning and utilization. By following this approach, we prevent resource bottlenecks, avoid schedule overruns and maximize productivity. We develop achievable plans to improve project predictability, giving clients a solid foundation for planning, execution and ultimately, delivering high-quality software solutions.
You have an idea. How do you realize it and make it commercially viable?
With nearly two decades of experience developing hundreds of complex software-intensive solutions in heavily regulated industries, we take clients through a product ideation process that leverages the insights, experiences, and ideas of all critical stakeholders. From initial brainstorming to gathering requirements and defining the overall vision and goals of the project, our goal is to establish a clear direction for the development process.
Leverage our vast experience to help avoid common challenges – unclear or ambiguous requirements, resources and budget constraints, stakeholder alignment, technology feasibility, FDA regulations, safety standards, and identifying and managing risks – that can put a development project in jeopardy at this initial stage.
How do you define effective requirements?
Our track record of delivering over 300 software development projects for hundreds of clients forms the foundation of our expertise in defining effective requirements. Following industry best practices and relevant ISO standards, our highly skilled engineers understand what makes good requirements, the level to define to, and how to break up the levels and elicit requirements from a cloud of product features – user, system, electrical, mechanical, subsystem. Knowing that effective requirements drive efficient software development processes, our technical experts analyze, refine, and prioritize requirements, accurately capture and document user needs, meet resource availability, manage scope and changing requirements, and ensure safety and regulatory compliance.
We help clients avoid the pitfalls that come from poor requirements – scope creep and requirement changes, incomplete or ambiguous specifications, quality and validation issues, increased rework and cost overruns, limited scalability and adaptability to name some of the most common pitfalls. With our technical expertise, clients have well-defined, clear and comprehensive requirements that avoid misunderstandings, manage scope effectively, ensure stakeholder satisfaction, and deliver high-quality software solutions.
Architecture & Design
How can a well-laid architecture and solid design plan reduce business risks?
Our highly skilled software architects and designers bring a wealth of experience to development projects, making us the ideal partner for reducing business risks through well-laid architecture and design plans. With deep domain knowledge and years of practical experience, our engineering teams possess a comprehensive understanding of industry best practices, emerging technologies, and architectural patterns that can optimize software systems for performance, scalability, security, and maintainability.
We develop robust architectures to meet all technical and operational requirements while optimizing quality attributes like performance, safety, and security. Through our proven design process, we develop detailed specifications that define how the elements of the solution fit and work together to fulfill the system requirements. Collaborating with our expert teams, clients mitigate risks associated with inadequate or flawed designs. We have the knowledge and experience to identify potential problems or pitfalls in the design, address technical challenges effectively, and suggest strategies to improve the overall development process.
Risk Analysis & Management
How can you mitigate risks in complex software development projects?
Risks are painfully real and all too common in complex software development projects, making risk analysis and management of both regulatory and safety considerations critically important. Regulatory risks involve understanding and adhering to relevant industry standards and data protection regulations. Safety risks focus on identifying potential hazards or vulnerabilities in the software that may compromise user safety or system integrity.
Through systematic risk analysis techniques and established frameworks, such as risk identification, analysis, assessment, and mitigation strategies, our experienced software development teams effectively manage and mitigate these risks. By prioritizing regulatory and safety concerns, organizations can ensure compliance, reduce liability, and deliver software solutions that meet the highest standards of quality, reliability, and user safety.
How do you prioritize quality, performance, security, and usability during development?
Laying a strong foundation during the development phase is crucial for building reliable, scalable, and secure applications. Adherence to established coding standards is the hallmark of our highly skilled software engineers and developers when they write meticulous code based on detailed design specifications and requirements. They translate the design documentation, architectural plans, and user requirements into actual software components and modules.
Conducting both unit and integration testing, our engineering teams ensure that all code meets the software requirement specs and conforms to stakeholders’ requirements while meeting all regulatory and safety requirements, and quality standards. Our teams document the code which not only enhances collaboration and communication within the development team but also ensures the long-term sustainability, scalability, and maintainability of software systems.
DevOps Planning & CI/CD
How can implementing DevOps and CI/CD practices improve your software development process?
When applied properly, DevOps and CI/CD bring significant benefits to software development, including faster time-to-market, improved collaboration, higher software quality, increased agility, reliable deployments, and a focus on continuous improvement. Implementing these practices, we ensure clients achieve greater efficiency, productivity, and success in their software development projects.
Our highly skilled engineering teams employ DevOps thinking to minimize integration and manufacturing transition risk, providing greater schedule predictability for software development projects. With automated integration, testing, and deployment through CI/CD practices, we free our clients from the burden of manual and repetitive tasks, allowing them to focus on innovation and value creation.
How can you optimize your software development process and deliver high-quality products faster?
Consider the remarkable advantages of test automation. With automated testing, we help clients significantly enhance efficiency, accuracy and test coverage. With the ability to detect bugs early on and streamline regression testing, clients save valuable time and resources, ensuring a streamlined development cycle.
Harness the power of test automation with our highly skilled software engineers to unlock significant benefits, including enhanced scalability, reusability, and seamless integration with CI/CD practices. By implementing test automation, we can drive substantial improvements in efficiency, effectiveness, and the overall reliability of your testing process, leading to high-quality software and accelerated time to market.
How essential is software verification?
Software verification is absolutely essential, particularly in the MedTech, Life Sciences, and Robotics industries. It plays a critical role in ensuring that software functions correctly, meets user requirements, and mitigates potential risks. Our team of experienced software and quality assurance engineers are dedicated to ensuring that the software we develop adheres to the highest quality standards.
Through rigorous testing, inspection, and review processes, we identify and rectify defects and deviations from requirements. By meticulously scrutinizing the software during verification, we mitigate the risk of critical failures, security vulnerabilities, and safety issues. Our time-tested verification approach also enables cost and time efficiency because we identify and resolve issues early, minimizing the need for extensive rework, bug fixing, and time-consuming troubleshooting.
In the highly regulated and compliance-driven industries we support, verification is vital to ensure compliance with relevant regulations and industry standards. Our engineering teams stay current on FDA regulations and guidelines and industry-relevant standards that focus on safety, privacy, interoperability and data protection, and apply industry best practices.
How can you ensure software’s lifelong performance, reliability, safety and security?
Sustaining and maintaining software over its lifetime is critical to ensuring that it continues to perform reliably, safely and securely. Protecting this investment is also vital to the ongoing success of your business. Maintenance is much more than fixing issues or bugs after delivery. Our skilled engineers focus on improving the software’s performance, adapting to changes in operating environments, meeting evolving requirements, and preventing deterioration. With meticulous documentation management, we help clients safeguard their valuable investment for years to come.