Development Accomplishments

Handheld Tool—Improving Healthcare

Client: Leading Cardiologist

Client's Vision/Challenge

  • Create an innovative tool that allows healthcare professionals to effectively monitor cholesterol levels in patients whose health depends on strict adherence to guidelines (lipid metabolism disorders).
  • Roll out a commercial product, which works on multiple platforms, in just 4 months, with no internal resources to create software.

Why Customer Chose SST:

  • Helped client clearly define product requirements.
  • Project methods facilitated design, development, testing and delivery on time and within budget.


  • Handheld, Windows, and Web applications
  • Tools: MS Visual Basic, Visual C++, Palm OS Code Warrior, MS Access

End Result:

  • Mobile Lipid Clinic™ Software — 70,000 copies manufactured; product being showcased at major medical conferences, e.g. AHA, ACC, ADA, throughout the US. So well received in US, customer requested development of French and metric versions for international market.


  • Calculation Engine
  • Desktop and Palm (PDA) interfaces
  • Synchronizes data between desktop and PDA
  • Server application which uploads data from doctor’s office to central server
  • Web page support for server application

The Right Choice