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EPIC Software Development Unveils Life Sciences Center of Excellence

Setting a strategic agenda for software innovation with labs, diagnostic services, and pharmaceutical data providers

January 24, 2017, Jersey City, NJ — EPIC Software Development, a leader in global, multi-shore outsourcing, has announced a new Center of Excellence dedicated to software solutions for the life sciences.

Rapid technology change presents both an opportunity and a challenge for the industry. While life science providers’ core competencies typically involve scientific and process innovation for solving patient needs, this specialization can present an obstacle to keeping up with advances in software, data, and release management.

For laboratories, pharmaceutical data companies and healthcare ISVs, this can be a lost opportunity, underscoring the importance of working with partners who are qualified to deliver current generation software solutions geared toward improving patient service.

“Strategic outsourcing offers two key advantages,” said EPIC’s CEO, John Matlosz. “Life sciences firms need current generation software and cloud technology to achieve greater efficiencies and accelerate their product delivery. By outsourcing their software development processes with a near-shore provider, it’s possible to reduce costs while quickly improving productivity.”

EPIC’s Life Sciences Center of Excellence will develop best practices and guidelines for software architecture, design, development, data management, quality assurance, and release management, while adhering to important standards such as HIPAA, HL7, and FHIR.

The top priority, Matlosz says, is to educate the industry, and ensure that there is a clear path to delivering measurable business value with each new software release.

“This can be done with an evolutionary approach,” Matlosz added. “It’s often better to improve on an existing laboratory information system (LIS) stack, for example, than try to swap systems right out of the gate. By making incremental improvements with each release, companies can score early productivity gains, and reduce the financial risks involved in technology upgrades while working towards a bigger strategic goal.”

About EPIC Software Development

EPIC Software Development is a technology consultancy and outsourcing firm that delivers solutions that leverage today’s leading technologies. As a trusted provider of software development lifecycle (SDLC) services, EPIC specializes in software product architecture, design, development, and quality assurance, including mobile and cloud-based applications. Based in Jersey City, NJ, EPIC has development centers in Costa Rica and Eastern Europe.

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