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Cybersecurity issues arise when medical devices are capable of connecting to the Internet or other medical devices. Since the FDA is concerned with regulating the safety and effectiveness of medical devices, manufacturers must ensure that the computer systems of medical devices are protected against security breaches. The link below provides the FDA Fact Sheet entitled,...
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Company: Hamilton Medical Date of Enforcement Report: 7/12/2019 Class I PRODUCT Hamilton Medical AG Hamilton-G5 Ventilator (PN 159001) Recall Number: Z-1874-2019 REASON New software version for affected ventilators reduces the probability of the ventilator entering an ambient state, in which the inspiratory channel and expiratory valves are opened, letting the patient breathe room air unassisted....
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Health Canada released the full guidance document, Pre-market Requirements for Medical Device Cybersecurity. It can be viewed at:  https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/medical-devices/application-information/guidance-documents/cybersecurity.htm It includes requirements such as: “Risk management is required for all medical devices throughout their life-cycle. Manufacturers should incorporate cybersecurity into the risk management process for every device that consists of or contains software. Manufacturers are...
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Company: Hitachi America, Ltd., Power Systems Division Date of Enforcement Report: 7/3/2019 Class II PRODUCT PROBEAT-V, software versions 4.8.1S, and 5.1M Radiation therapy system. Recall Number: Z-1892-2019 REASON There is a potential for a discrepant target position when using 3D3D matching mode in PIAS (Positioning Image Analysis System) software installed in the PROBEAT-V, proton therapy...
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Company: GE Healthcare, LLC Date of Enforcement Report: 7/3/2019 Class II PRODUCT Centricity PACS-IW with Universal Viewer version 5.0, Model Number 2068177-001 Product Usage: Centricity Universal Viewer is a device that displays medical images and data from various imaging sources, and from other healthcare information sources. Medical images and data can be displayed, communicated, stored,...
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Patient Engagement Advisory Committee Meeting to Discuss Cybersecurity – September 10, 2019 On September 10, 2019 the FDA will hold a meeting of the Patient Engagement Advisory Committee. The committee provides advice to the FDA on complex issues relating to medical devices, the regulation of devices, and their use by patients. During the meeting the...
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Dialog+ haemodialysis machines with software versions 9.xx (excluding versions 9.18, 9.1A, 9.1B) – software and hardware upgrade required (MDA/2019/024) Summary Manufactured by B. Braun Avitum AG – Malfunction of the temperature sensor can result in temperature of the dialysis fluid to be more than ±1°C outside the programmed values, which can lead to inadequate treatment....
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Join the FDA and NITRD on July 17 for a Listening Session on Interoperability of Medical Devices On July 17, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and The Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program (NITRD) will host a listening session on the interoperability of medical devices, data and platforms. During the...
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The FDA is warning patients and health care providers that certain Medtronic MiniMed™ insulin pumps have potential cybersecurity risks. Patients with diabetes using these models should switch their insulin pump to models that are better equipped to protect against these potential risks.
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Company: GE Healthcare, LLC Date of Enforcement Report: 6/26/2019 Class II PRODUCT LVivo EF app on Vscan Extend. Sold under the following product names: a. Vscan Extend Dual DICOM, Model Numbers H41212ZA, H41212RN; b .Vscan Extend Dual USB, Model Number H41212RK; c. Vscan Extend Dual Wi-Fi, Model Numbers H41212YZ, H41212RL; d. Vscan Extend Sector DICOM,...
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Company: Monarch Medical Technologies Date of Enforcement Report: 6/26/2019 Class II PRODUCT Monarch Medical Technologies EndoTool IV, Versions 1.8, Version 1.8.5 and higher, and Version 1.9 and Version 1.10. Recall Number: Z-1786-2019 REASON Insulin dosing calculations were erroneously high. RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Monarch Medical Technologies on 5/3/2019. Voluntary:  Firm Initiated recall is ongoing. VOLUME OF PRODUCT...
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Company: Arkray Factory USA, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 6/26/2019 Class II PRODUCT AUTION HYBRID AU-4050 Recall Number: Z-1850-2019 REASON This correction is being initiated due to a software issue which results in the possibility of incorrect patient information being assigned to sample results when the following rare combination of three specific events were to...
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This content is only available to Premium subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. As more "software as a medical device" (SaMD) applications are developed and marketed, there has been an increased focus on what activities and documentation are required for compliance with US medical device regulations and applicable ISO standards.  Along with...
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ARCOS Project
The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have released a solicitation for the “Automated Rapid Certification of Software (ARCOS)” project.  The project goal is to automate system risk assessment based on software assurance.  The project recognizes that current practices in this area rely upon human judgement which can be prone to error but also...
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Company: GE Healthcare, LLC Date of Enforcement Report: 6/19/2019 Class II PRODUCT GE Centricity PACS-IW versions 3.6.0 through 3.7.3.9 SP1, SP2, SP3 and 3.7.3 SPa10, Model Numbers: a) 2052831-00x b) 2050578-0xx c) 2090228-002 d) 2052782-00x Recall Number: Z-1781-2019 REASON There is a potential that one or more image series (i.e., all images within an image...
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Company: Philips North America, LLC Date of Enforcement Report: 6/19/2019 Class III PRODUCT Philips Patient Information Center iX configured with a regional setting which uses a comma for a decimal separator: 866389 Patient Information Center iX B.01 (or later); 866390 Patient Information Center iX B.01 upgrade (or later) Product Usage: The intended use of the...
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Company: Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corporation Date of Enforcement Report: 6/19/2019 Class II PRODUCT Terumo Advanced Perfusion System 1 Electronic Patient Gas System (EPGS), Electronic Gas Blender, Catalog #: 801188, UDI 00886799000588. Used in cardio-pulmonary bypass. Recall Number: Z-1769-2019 REASON An intermittent failure which causes a blender initialization fault upon start-up or during an EPGS calibration...
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Company: Conformis, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 6/19/2019 Class II PRODUCT Conformis iTotal Hip Replacement System: HBS-033-00xx-010101, (HIP-PATIENT SPECIFIC STEM LEFT) Recall Number: Z-1775-2019 Recall Number: Z-1776-2019 REASON Discrepancy of 3mm between the values displayed and approved by surgeons in iViews as the neck/head lengths and the resulting neck/head lengths in the manufactured implants. RECALLING...
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Company: Medtronic Neuromodulation Date of Enforcement Report: 6/19/2019 Class II PRODUCT InterStim(TM) System, Model Numbers: a) TH90G01 b) TH90GFA c) TH90G02 d) TH90G03 Product Usage: The Medtronic Model A510 Clinician application (app) is intended for use with the HH90 Handset and TM90 Communicator to program, adjust, and troubleshoot the Medtronic Models 3023 and 3058 InterStim...
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Company: One Lambda Inc Date of Enforcement Report: 6/19/2019 Class II PRODUCT UniMatch Plus Software (Catalog ID 790111 and A10286, Version 6.0) when used in association with CHR_005_201807v1.uch Recall Number: B-0675-2019 REASON The UniMatch Plus Software, containing incorrect allele specificity information, which may result in an ambiguous result or a mistyping, was distributed. RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER...
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Another useful reference for establishing a safety culture in your software organization. “The purpose of this Handbook is to define the NASA Safety Culture Program and to provide guidance in the development and implementation—sustainment, growth, and practice—of Safety Culture at the Center level. It defines the NASA Safety Culture Model, describes the Safety Culture Survey...
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This content is only available to Premium subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. This template is conceived as a partial example template for a generic small device with embedded real time control. Explanatory comments are included in << comment >>. Other text is example definition that you should replace with your own...
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Company: Fresenius Medical Care Renal Therapies Group, LLC Date of Enforcement Report: 6/12/2019 Class III PRODUCT 2008T BlueStar Machine Software v.2.72-Hemodialysis machine Model Number: 191126 – Product Usage: The 2008T hemodialysis machine is indicated for acute and chronic dialysis therapy in a healthcare facility. Recall Number: Z-1699-2019 REASON Power Logic Board Fail Message on the...
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Company: Philips North America, LLC Date of Enforcement Report: 6/12/2019 Class II PRODUCT IntelliVue MX40 Patient Monitor, Product number 865350, Service # USA: 453564262491 and 453564262511 – Product Usage: Used primarily as a traditional telemetry medical device. It connects to the IntelliVue Information Center by way of a wireless network. When the MX40 is connected...
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