Software Architecture: What Makes it Good, or Not?

Clinical diagnostic laboratories must have high-quality software in order to run reliably and efficiently. But quality is about more than just the software code. Quality must also be the foundation of the software architecture.

When labs prioritize the quality of their software and software architecture, ensuring it’s built thoughtfully from the ground up, the quality and maintainability of their processes and operations will automatically benefit as a result. But what exactly makes good software architecture?

Well-defined software architecture

Software needs to be carefully planned and designed before development begins. Just as you wouldn’t start building a house or a high-rise office block without architectural blueprints, you shouldn’t build software without clearly documented requirements or before a software architect has mapped the software design.