Medical Software

I think working in the medical industry as a software developer is an amazing place to be. If you want to get in, here's a few simple things to know:

  • Become familiar with certificate commissions such as the CCHIT. They provide enough documentation that you can actually build your own software for medical centers/groups.
  • Selling your medical software is extremely hard. But a good product will always sell itself right? Do something common uncommonly well.
  • Integration is key. Understand Mirth, HL7 messages, and various systems. It will be easier for your system to be adopted if it still allows people to use what they are familiar with!