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(November 8, 2022. Nick Paul Taylor. MedTech Dive) H2o Therapeutics is the company behind the app, Parky, which promises to track Parkinson’s symptoms using an Apple watch. Patients are able to take advantage of Apple’s pre-existing movement disorder API features in their wearables. This can provide valuable and reliable insight to clinicians between visits through...
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UL 1998
Crisis Prevention and Recovery, LLC / SoftwareCPR, Tampa, FL USA – (November 22, 2022) “We are pleased to announce that our Partner and General Manager, Brian Pate, has been selected  for membership on the UL 1998 Standards Technical Panel for Software (STP), with oversight of UL 1998 standard, Software in Programmable Components.  Brian will provide stakeholder input to...
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Company: Abbott Molecular, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 11/18/2022 Class II PRODUCT Alinity m System, REF 08N53-002, For In Vitro Diagnostic Use Recall Number: Z-0268-2023 REASON Abbott has identified potential performance issues for the Alinity m System software version 1.6.5: 1) In a unique scenario, the waste chute flapper was found to not open when...
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In September 2022, FDA Updated the Software Guidance Policy for Device Software Functions and Mobile Medical Applications.  Last revised in September 2019, the policy is intended to clarify FDA’s regulatory oversight on software functions, including those used on mobile platforms and general-purpose computing platforms as well as software in the function or control of a...
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On November 15, 2022, I had the pleasure to log in to a “live” FDA CDRH Industry Basics Seminar on Understanding Risk with Medical Devices.  You can view the workshop at this link: https://fda.yorkcast.com/webcast/Play/4aecf454d2d54039a1d5a6a3001d78c31d I did enjoy the materials presented and I do think the presenters Joseph and Tonya did a great job. I would recommend...
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Registration now for our next “Being Agile and Yet Compliant” Training Course.  Our fall offering is coming up.  Conveniently scheduled to work across many timezones! COURSE DATES: December 12-15, 2022 (16 hours of training) HOURS:  11 am until 3 pm EDT each day TRAINING LOCATION: Virtual – live online COST: 4 half days for $1,920...
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Dr Peter Rech Named Convener for Infusion Pumps Group
Crisis Prevention and Recovery, LLC / SoftwareCPR, Tampa, FL USA – (November 15, 2022) “We are pleased to announce that our partner, Dr Peter Rech, has been reappointed to serve the next 3 years as convener for IEC technical committee 62/SC 62D/MT23 Infusion Pumps.  In this role, Dr Rech will be responsible for organizing and administering...
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FDA Updates Cybersecurity Playbook
FDA Updates Cybersecurity Playbook for Health Care Organizations The healthcare sector knows how to prepare for and respond to natural disasters. It is less prepared, however, to handle cybersecurity incidents, particularly those involving medical devices.  With healthcare-related cyber incidents growing in size and scope, preparedness before a cyber event takes place with a strong, well-exercised,...
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(November 8, 2022. Nick Paul Taylor. MedTech Dive)  Could a “biomechanical energy harvester turn the movement of the chest wall during inhalation and exhalation into power for a DBS device”? Nick Paul Taylor discusses this as a very real possibility. This would reduce the need to complete a surgery every few years for battery changes....
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Just a few thoughts on metrics … specifically software metric.  A software metric defines a standard way of measuring some attribute of the software development process or an attribute of a software component. A software metric allows us to compare and evaluate one process or component with another, and plan to improve quality of a...
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ISO 14971:2019 Medical Device Risk Management, A Software Organization’s Perspective Public Training Course DATES:  Jan 9-11, 2023 Includes “how to” for application of IEC 62304 for software risk management! COST: 3 Full Days for $2,995 DISCOUNTS: 3 or more students from same company: 10% discount (off full registration) November 2022 Early Registration:  $2,395 Register at...
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Company:Boston Scientific Corporation Date of Enforcement Report: 10/31/2022 Class II PRODUCT ARTIS pheno, Interventional fluoroscopic x-ray system, Model No. 10849000 Recall Number: Z-0151-2023 REASON There is an incorrect manufacturing date/timestamp within the software which causes an inaccurate display of battery capacity. RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 7 devices...
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(October 23, 2022. MedPage Today. Dane Brodke, MD, MPH) Some are suggesting hospital fines for the rising EMR burden might be a small step in the right direction to alleviate the undue time and stress put on healthcare workers. Though those on the front lines understand the only real answer to the burnout crisis is...
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FDA releases Guidance on AI requests.  To aid manufacturers and reviewers, this guidance emphasizes the “Least Burdensome Provisions” when responding to deficiencies in a regulatory submission.  Download the final guidance: 2022-guidance-responding-deficencies-least-burdensome As stated by FDA, this guidance is “intended to help FDA staff develop, and industry respond to, a request for additional information needed to make a...
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A course dedicated to “SaMD Risk Management Training?” Yes and much more! More discussion on Risk Management Training between our General Manager, Brian Pate, and our Partner, Dr. Peter Rech, regarding our January 2023 public training course on the application of ISO 14971 and IEC 62304 to system risk analysis and software risk analysis.  Our...
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Company: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc Date of Enforcement Report: 10/21/2022 Class II PRODUCT ARTIS pheno, Interventional fluoroscopic x-ray system, Model No. 10849000 Recall Number: Z-0119-2023 REASON Siemens has become aware of three potential software issues with ARTIS pheno systems with software version VE10B. This may lead to a hazardous situation for patients if treatment...
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(October 18, 2022. Janette Wider. Healthcare Innovation Group) One main challenge in keeping medical devices secure is the management of hardware design alongside the underlying software. Though the degree of impact on a patient will vary based on the device, these threats do have the potential for life-threatening implications.  
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(October 11, 2022. Elise Reuter. MedTechDive) The FDA issued updated recommendations for Industry and FDA staff. This guide includes CDS software functions to better understand what meets the definition of device. This welcomed clarity brings to light predictive tools that are now meet the criteria for device. Now, experts are weighing in on what predictive...
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See more discussion on Risk Management Training between our General Manager, Brian Pate, and our Partner, Dr. Peter Rech, regarding changes to ISO 14971 as they prepare for our January 2023 public training course on the application of ISO 14971 and IEC 62304 to system risk analysis and software risk analysis.  Our 3-day course will...
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Since October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the US FDA released a new video to provide ideas and approaches for Healthcare Professionals (HCP) discuss and explain to patients, the concepts and methods for cybersecurity with regard to  interconnected medical devices.   The video titled, “xx,” is designed to promote, and perhaps facilitate, communication  between HCPs and patients....
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I recently spoke with Dr. Peter Rech about the 2019 update to ISO 14971 as he and I prepare for our upcoming public training course on January 9-11, 2023, in Tampa, Florida USA.  Registration information can be found at this post: 14971 Risk Management Training Course If you would like more information on applying IEC 62304...
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Company: Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC Date of Enforcement Report: 10/6/2022 Class I PRODUCT Ivenix Infusion System (IIS), LVP Software; LVP-SW-0004 version 5.2.0 Recall Number: Z-0002-2023 REASON The display screen may become frozen and unresponsive to user input, triggering an alarm that is evidenced by a buzzer sound and flashing red LEDs as a secondary notification....
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(September 29, 2022. Jim Hammerand) FDA and VA Ventures Innovation Institute will begin a five year partnership beginning with a focal point on interoperable systems before applying their combined strength to telehealth and artificial intelligence among others. The two agencies aim to provide the most advanced health tech faster than ever before. FDA and VA...
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(Tampa, FL, September 28, 2022) – Crisis Prevention and Recovery, LLC is taking proactive steps to minimize impact to our clients from the landfall of Hurricane Ian in Southwest Florida.  With our corporate office in Tampa, Florida, it is likely that there could be loss of electrical power and/or internet in the next 24 to 72...
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In September 2022, the FDA Software Precertification Pilot Ends, or has officially “completed” the Software Precertification (Pre-Cert) Pilot Program.  See: https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/digital-health-center-excellence/digital-health-software-precertification-pre-cert-pilot-program?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery The pilot explored innovative approaches to regulatory oversight of medical device software developed by organizations that have demonstrated a robust culture of quality and organizational excellence and who are committed to monitoring real-world performance of...
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Upcoming SoftwareCPR Training Courses:

Public Course – Jan 9-11, 2023 – Risk Management (in-person)

Our newly updated ISO 14971:2019 Medical Device Risk Management, A Software Organization’s Perspective public training course is now open for registration!

Where:  Tampa, Florida

  • Coverage of ISO 14971:2019, IEC 62304; amd1, and IEC/TR 80002-1.
  • System level hazards analysis – mapping to software, cybersecurity, and usability
  • Why FMEA is incomplete for medical device risk management.
  • How to perform software hazards analysis.
  • And more!

3-days onsite with group exercises, quizzes, examples, Q&A.

Instructors: Dr. Peter Rech, Brian Pate

Discount Registration through October 31, 2022.  Reserve your spot!

Register here: https://events.eventzilla.net/e/2023-softwarecpr-public-training-course–iso-14971-medical-device-risk-management-a-software-organizations-perspective-2138576610

 

Public Course – Dec 12-15, 2022 – Being Agile & Yet Compliant (virtual)

COST: 4 half days for $1,920 per person

HOURS: 11 am until 3 pm EDT each day

TRAINING LOCATION: Virtual – live online

Register here:

https://events.eventzilla.net/e/december-2022-softwarecpr-agile-and-compliant-training-course-2138573767

 

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