Medical Device Software Development Services

Medical device software development services by ScienceSoft are backed by ISO 13485 certification and 18 years of experience in healthcare. We rely on proven software architecture and project management practices to design and build secure FDA-cleared SaMD and software for medical devices.

Medical Device Software Development - ScienceSoft
Medical Device Software Development - ScienceSoft

ScienceSoft Is a Leader in Healthcare IT Services Market in 2022 SPARK Matrix

ScienceSoft is featured as a leading healthcare IT services provider, along with Athena Health and Oracle Cerner. This achievement is a result of 18 years of tireless pursuit of technological innovation, made possible by ScienceSoft’s passionate team of healthcare IT experts who always strive to make a difference for patients and caregivers alike.

SPARK Matrix - Healthcare IT Services, 2022

During our cooperation, ScienceSoft proved to have vast expertise in Healthcare and Life Science industries related to the development of desktop software connected to laboratory equipment, mobile application, and data analytics platform. They bring top-quality talents and deep knowledge of IT technologies and approaches in accordance with ISO 13485 and IEC 62304 standards.

Sergey Shleev, Prof. Dr. Department of Biomedical Science, Malmö University

What Makes ScienceSoft a Reliable Tech Partner

  • Medical device software development company with 34 years in IT and 18 years in healthcare domain.
  • ISO 13485, ISO 9001, and ISO 27001 certifications.
  • Knowledge of healthcare standards (HL7, ICD-10, CPT, XDS/XDS-I, etc.).
  • Experience in FDA registration and CE marking, HIPAA and HITECH-compliant software development for medical devices.
  • Field-tested healthcare software quality management and security management approach
  • Doctor of Medicine healthcare IT consultants on board.
  • Microsoft partner since 2008.
  • International software development company with HQ in Texas, US, and offices in Europe and the Gulf Cooperation Council.
  • ScienceSoft’s RPM solution won the Best Healthcare Technology Solution Award 2022 from Health Tech Digital.
  • ScienceSoft became a finalist for the Health Tech Award 2022 with its laboratory diagnostics software and the HTN Now Awards 2023 in the Excellence in Remote Patient Monitoring category.
  • ScienceSoft received the 2023 North American Enabling Technology Leadership Award in the medical devices connectivity industry from Frost & Sullivan.

Whom We Serve

Medical device manufacturers

Healthcare software product companies and startups

Healthcare organizations and facilities

Pharmaceutical companies

Education and research centers

Healthcare NGOs

Medical Device Software ScienceSoft Delivers

Software for medical devices

Target medical devices (including wearable and implanted devices):

  • Class II devices – medium-risk medical devices (CT scanners, wearable glucose monitors, blood pressure monitors, wearable ECG sensors, etc.).
  • Class III devices – high-risk medical devices (pacemakers, cardioverter-defibrillators, deep-brain stimulators, etc.).

Sample use cases:

  • Remote monitoring of patients with chronic diseases (e.g., COPD, diabetes, cardiovascular, neurological conditions).
  • Remote patient care delivery via smart therapeutic devices (e.g., insulin pens, smart inhalers).
  • Early disease diagnostics using medical devices or sensors, data analytics, AI/ML.
  • Medication intake monitoring (using smart pill bottles, etc.).
  • Hospital conditions monitoring and adjusting.

Software as a Medical Device (SaMD)

Target devices:

  • Smartphones, tablets.
  • PCs, laptops.
  • Smartwatches and wearable fitness trackers.
  • Smart TV.

Sample use cases:

  • AI-based disease treatment and patient care planning.
  • ML-based drug prescription recommendation system for doctors.
  • Drug dosage calculation.
  • Medical image viewing (DICOM viewer).
  • Disease diagnosing via image recognition (e.g., for stroke type identification, brain tumor localization).
  • Direct disease management (e.g., sleep apnea episode identification, sound therapy for tinnitus patients, reminiscence therapy for patients with Alzheimer’s disease).

Most Requested Modules for Medical Device Software

Mobile app

On-the-go access to medical device software or SaMD data helps ease the work of healthcare professionals or the disease management for the patients.

Advanced analytics

Using AI and ML, the medical device software uses data from connected devices to identify patient trends and predict the course of the disease, detect hazardous symptoms at an early stage, assess medication efficiency, etc.

Cloud platform

Cloud-connected devices (e.g., glucose monitors, pacemakers, smart inhalers) transmit patient vitals, diagnostics, and treatment data to the cloud platform for analytics. Cloud platform enables management of the connected devices (e.g., device failure identification, parameters configuration).

IoT-based medical device tracking

Complex medical equipment and devices are tracked to identify their locations, ensure proper device disinfection and sanitation, decrease device search time, and provide remote maintenance.

Real-time health monitoring

To automate the hospital workflows and motivate patients to manage their health, the medical device software collects, stores, and analyzes patient health information (e.g., blood glucose level, sleep data).

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Our Medical Device Software Development Processes

1

Needs elicitation, requirements gathering, and specification approval

2

Medical device software engineering

3

UX/UI design of medical device software

4

Medical device software development

5

Quality assurance

6

Premarket submission

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Integration with smart devices (wearable and non-wearable, medical or general-purpose)

8

Medical device software support and evolution

Need to Develop Safe Medical Device Software?

ScienceSoft is ready to take over software design for medical devices and full-cycle development, perform all necessary integrations, and help you comply with applicable industry standards.

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Software That Will Benefit from Integration with Medical Devices

RPM apps and apps for medical staff

Care teams have real-time access to automatically gathered vitals of hospital and remote patients and get alerts in case of critical changes.

Telehealth apps

Physicians can accurately guide remote care based on precise health data collected by devices and sensors.

Chronic disease management apps

To help patients conveniently monitor their chronic conditions (e.g., daily insulin intake or blood glucose level for diabetic patients).

EHR

By collecting data from stationary and portable medical devices, EHRs present a holistic medical history for patient diagnostics and treatment.

MD, Healthcare IT consultant

Should you consider cloud-based integration for your medical device software?

Along with effectively enabling communication of medical devices with healthcare software, implementation of data analytics, and predictive device maintenance, cloud integration is highly secure. Cloud providers (AWS, Microsoft Azure) comply with HIPAA requirements and guarantee the security of stored PHI.

To further enhance safety, ScienceSoft ensures data anonymization and encryption as well as conducts regular vulnerability assessment and penetration testing.

Technologies ScienceSoft Uses

Advanced Technologies We Are Experienced In

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Costs of Medical Device Software Development

Major factors that affect the development budget and timelines are:

  • The medical device software solution’s functional scope.
  • The number and complexity of integrations with healthcare devices.
  • Performance, scalability, security, and compliance requirements for the software.
  • The required development scope (PoC, MVP, a fully-featured solution).
  • Sourcing model and team composition.
  • (for outsourced development) A vendor’s service pricing model.
Pricing Information

Based on ScienceSoft’s experience in healthcare IT, building custom medical device software may cost around $200,000–$400,000+.

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Pricing Options ScienceSoft Offers

Fixed price (FP)

We pre-agree on the fixed quote and the payments are bound to the project’s milestones. This model is best for medical device software projects with no expected changes.

Time and Materials (T&M)

Monthly, we issue a report on the completed tasks and charge you in accordance with the progress made. This option is optimal if the project scope is prone to requirement changes.

Time and Materials with a cap (T&M NTE)

As in T&M, we charge you an hourly rate of outsourced specialists for the time spent on medical device software development every month. Yet, there is a fixed maximum total charge.

The Financial Times Includes ScienceSoft USA Corporation in the List of the Americas’ Fastest-Growing Companies 2023

For the second year in a row, ScienceSoft USA Corporation ranks among 500 American companies with the highest revenue growth. This achievement is the result of our unfailing commitment to provide high-quality IT services and create best-value solutions that meet and even exceed our clients’ expectations.

Challenges We Solve

Intricate compliance procedures and certification process

We know all the ins and outs of compliance procedures and will carefully guide you. Being ISO 13485-certified, ScienceSoft will prepare a full package of information for software clearance by the notified bodies according to FDA and MDR requirements. Also, we are always open for an audit of our processes, so you can be sure of the quality of our services.

Slow market entry

With us, you won't lose the momentum: we are quick to react to your needs and will deliver an MVP in six months or less. We know that time-to-market is critical and we follow the pre-agreed timelines without compromising the software quality.

Device integration issues

ScienceSoft's engineers will streamline the medical device or SaMD integration without any additional efforts on your or your end customers' side. Besides, integrating new device models and types will require little to no rework thanks to the flexible architectures we build.

Vendor lock-in

You are free to choose if you want to partner with us for further software support and maintenance or to shift to another vendor. You'll be fine either way because we provide well-documented project code and tests and conduct knowledge transfer, if necessary.

Questions That May Still Bother You

What's the difference between a medical device and SaMD?

A medical device is an apparatus, machine, implant or any other device performing diagnostic or treatment procedures. SaMD is a purely digital solution that operates on a general-purpose device (like a smartphone or a PC) or is device-independent (e.g., an AI assistant that spots potential complications). SaMD can use device-generated data (e.g., to predict blood sugar levels based on glucometer readings) or rely on device functionality to diagnose or treat the disease (e.g., use smartphone's speakers to deliver tinnitus therapy).

Does SaMD require approval from the FDA or similar agencies?

Yes, it does. To make sure SaMD is as safe and efficient as any medical device, the FDA set up an approval process. It varies based on the SaMD safety class, with the most common procedure being FDA 510(k) submission. In the EU, according to MDR, SaMD must be approved by respective local agencies in each member state. If you have doubts regarding the applicable regulations, just drop us a line!

Are systems like EHR considered SaMD?

No, systems that collect and store patient information are not considered SaMD unless they have advanced functional modules used for automated diagnosing or treatment planning (e.g., AI medication dosage calculation or medical image analysis). Such modules of advanced EHR are subject to a standard submission to the FDA or local authorities.

Benefits of Cooperation with ScienceSoft

Cooperation without large upfront investments due to iterative development.

Delivery on time and within budget thanks to DevOps and balanced manualautomated testing.

UX design that passed usability testing, to ensure fast adoption by all age groups.

Prevention of software bugs and malfunctions to guarantee flawless device performance.

High-quality software architecture and code, allowing for cheap and easy maintenance.

Assistance with preparing all the necessary documents for FDA registration submission.

ScienceSoft’s Approach to Service Delivery

Transparency and KPIs

We keep all our medical device software development activities open to audits from your side. We may discuss and set KPIs (e.g. test coverage, customer satisfaction, etc.) that we share with you in regular reports to ensure the project is on track.

Rapid project delivery

We are ready to kick off a project within a week. To develop a medical device software MVP with priority features, we need 3-6 months. Then, we roll out other features according to the pre-agreed schedule with major releases every 2-4 weeks.

Post-delivery support

If needed, we help with applying for FDA/CE registration of medical device software or SaMD by preparing all necessary developer documentation for you. We also provide continuous software support and offer software evolution.

Start Your Medical Device Software Project

Whether you need the end-to-end development of medical device software, existing software modernization, or medical device software development consulting, you’re welcome to contact our team of seasoned business analysts, experienced developers, and QA specialists to get all-around assistance on the project planning and implementation.