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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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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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This content is only available to Standards Navigator subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. A SoftwareCPR example for software release note and revision history.  Software Revision Level History Example
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The West Australian reported that two autonomous haulage systems (AHS) trucks experienced a collision when one of the trucks backed into the cab of the second truck that was stationary at the time.  This is of interest to us as the AHS trucks are software controlled and they crashed.  Clearly a failure mode.  The initial report is...
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FDA issued a Safety Communication on January 31, 2019, (see Safety Communication Link) warning of the risk of air being introduced in a blood vessel (air-in-line) and air embolism for infusion pumps, fluid warmers, rapid infusers, and accessory devices.  This communication is directed toward users (both clinical and service personnel) and patients.  However, what can system architects,...
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One of the most difficult challenges for medical device and HealthIT manufacturers is to properly "level" the design requirements for their medical device systems such that it is clear when it comes to design validation versus design verification.
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. It contains all software and computer related recall excerpts for the years listed. Some of the newest recalls on the site may not be included. This compilation is provided in reverse chronological order and is useful for quick review,...
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. The attached pdf file contains all software and computer related warning letter excerpts posted on this site for the years listed. Some of the newest warning letters on the site may not be included since we only update this...
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This update addresses International and US National medical device standards ("a view of the landscape") being developed or revised that may be of interest to developers of software for medical devices or healthcare. Some of these standards are used directly for regulatory purposes and others may be valuable in demonstrating to regulatory authorities that a...
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Summary of primary medical device standards as well as standards specific to Medical Device and Health IT software
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. Created a job aide which compares the IEC 62304 and IEC 82304 elements for requirements. This is only intended to be used as a starting point and requires interpretation based on knowledge of each standard and the type of...
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. Use this as a starting point to gather information on the software development environment (and related information) as required in FDA's Guidance for Software Information to be included in open market submissions. It is only intended as a starting...
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. SoftwareCPR checklist for "IEC 82304-1: Health software - Part 1: General requirements for product safety."  82304 SoftwareCPR Checklist SoftwareCPR can provide conformance assessments, training, or expert consultation for efficient use and implementation of 82304 for medical device software as well...
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. The attached pdf file contains all Part 11 related warning letter excerpts included on this site as of the date above.  This file is updated periodically, but for the most recent warning letters between these updates, do text...
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The link provided is our revised checklist for changes in Amendment 1. You will need to login as a paid subscriber to download this checklist.
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. It contains a training aid that provides an overview comparison between the 2015 Amendment of IEC 62304 and FDA requirements based on 62304 Safety Classes. SCPRed_SoftwareCPR-FDA-62304SafetyClasscomparisonTrainingAide
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. A sample checklist for releasing or updating software is at the link provided. GoLiveiChecklistTrainingExample111115
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. It contains all software and computer related recall excerpts for the years listed. Some of the newest recalls on the site may not be included. This compilation is provided in reverse chronological order and is useful for quick review,...
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. It contains all software and computer related warning letter excerpts included on this site. Some of the newest warning letters on the site may not be included since we only update this comprehensive document periodically. This compilation is provided...
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. Mary Decareau of SoftwareCPR prepared a tiered checklist for EN 62366 Medical devices – Application of usability engineering to medical devices for our internal use and we are making it available to paid subscribers at the link provided and...
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. The SFDA prepared a draft document entitled "Explanations on the Basic Requirements of Application for Registration of Medical Device Software" on April 28, 2012, which is linked below. This was initially translated to English by JIRA (Japan Industries Association...
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. The attached pdf file contains all software and computer related warning letter excerpts included on this site. Some of the newest warning letters on the site may not be included since we only update this comprehensive document periodically. This...
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. The pdf at the link provided contains a training template used in SoftwareCPR training on production and quality system software validation. It presents a general validation form for discussion that can be used itself for simple applications or tools...
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. The pdf at the link provided contains selected templates used in SoftwareCPR training on medical device software standards focused on IEC 62304. These are not intended to be ideal for all situations or comprehensive but are intended to serve...
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. Slides from a presentation by Molly Ray of SoftwareCPR are at the link provided as a pdf. These slides provide an introduction to pre-market submissions for devices that are, or contain, software. SoftwareCPR Presentation-510k
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. The attached zip file contains 3 training templates. One is for an example software development SOP, one is a companion software development plan, and one is a template for software risk analysis incorporating the concept of predefined categories of...
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. The attached pdf is a SoftwareCPR training aide and should not be used blindly to fill in the blanks. It is a partial example of a software risk analysis procedure and report. It is just one partial approach that...
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. The pdf at the link provided contains a set of FDA reference documents and partial examples used in SoftwareCPR training courses on Validation of Production and Quality System Software and Part 11. This is just a partial set and...
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. The attached pdf is a training aide and should not be used blindly to fill in the blanks. It is a partial example of Software Design Specification tailored from an IEEE standard. Design Spec - SoftwareCPR Template-Rev3
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. The attached pdf is a training aide and should not be used blindly to fill in the blanks. It is a partial example of a User Interface Design Specification. UI Design - SoftwareCPR Template-Rev2
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. The attached pdf is a SoftwareCPR training aide and should not be used blindly to fill in the blanks. It is a partial example for a software requirements specification (SRS) for a small surgical device. SRS-template-embeddev-SoftwareCPRtrainingdocRev2 . . ....
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. Prepared this example Device Risk Management SOP for the purpose of risk analysis training where the pros and cons could be further discussed.  This example is modeled on the approach required by ISO 14971 and expands on it with...
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. This reference manual includes select FDA documents as well as SoftwareCPR training aides and checklists that SoftwareCPR uses in its training courses on Validation of Clinical Trials Computer Systems. The PDF is over 2 MB so be patient downloading...
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. 21 CFR Part 11 is a topic of current focus for FDA and industry.  This manual contains the most important FDA documents related to Part 11 as well as some key SoftwareCPR educational Aides as listed below: This manual...
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. Crimson Life Sciences which performs language translations for labeling and user interfaces was assessed by Underwriters Laboratory for conformance with the ISO 14971 Medical Device Risk Management standard. The summary of the audit results is available at this link...
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. Our SoftwareCPR audit checklist for assessing conformance with the FDA Guidance for "Computerized Systems Used in Clinical Trials" can be viewed and downloaded at this link:  ClinicalTrialsSWFullChecklist. This checklist has been updated by Mary Decareau of SoftwareCPR to reflect...
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. 21 CFR Part 11 is a topic of current focus for FDA and industry. In February 2003 FDA announced a major change in direction regarding Part 11 and withdrew all previous draft Part 11 guidance and the Part 11...
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. The pdf at the link provided is a reprint of an article entitled "Uses and Misuses of Probability in Medical Device Risk Management" authored by Alan Kusinitz, Managing Partner of SoftwareCPR, for the AAMI Biomedical Instrumentation and Technology journal...
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. This reference manual includes the following documents in a single pdf with bookmarks and a clickable TOC. Be sure to click bookmarks in adobe so you can jump around the document easily. This pdf contains key FDA software guidances...
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This content is only available to Premium Level and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. At a 1-day current regulatory topics session by ASQ held in Needham, MA, on June 16, 2005, Alan Kusinitz, Managing Partner of SoftwareCPR®, gave a presentation on the recent FDA Cybersecurity Guidance and the new revised FDA "Guidance...
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We hope you find this Regulatory Roadmap on HIPAA Privacy and Security useful.
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. The attached document is a reprint of a chapter from an AABB book. The book is titled "Information Technology in Infusion Medicine".  The chapter is on 21 CFR Part 11 Electronic Records;Electronic Signatures and was authored by Alan Kusinitz,...
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. SoftwareCPR has prepared an audit checklist for assessing compliance with 21 CFR Part 11 Electronic Records and Electronic Signatures regulation.  The checklist is intended for use by expert assessors knowledgeable in the regulation, its preamble, history, and current enforcement...
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. At AAMI's International Standards Conference on March 11 2003 FDA's CDRH Software Compliance and Part 11 Representative (John Murray) gave the first presentation on FDA's changes in its approach to Part 11.  The slides from this presentation can be...
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This content is only available to Premium Level or higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. At AAMI's International Standards Conference on March 11 2003 FDA's CDRH Software Compliance Expert and AAMI Software Committee co-chair (John Murray) gave a presentation on FDA's software message and the role standards can play to benefit industry and...
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. The document at the link provided is a SoftwareCPR training aide on Part 11. It provides information and explanation of the Feb 2003 FDA redirection of its Part 11 regulation. It includes a summary of the areas of Part...
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. A one page memory jogger for key sections of the Part 11 rule is at the link provided.  This is a SoftwareCPR training and auditing aide. This was updated Feb 2003 to highlight items for which FDA is changing...
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. SoftwareCPR suggestions for a validation or Part 11 master plan are that it be a high-level plan not providing detailed document or protocol formats. Generally it is best if a master plan is a transient document.  It gets constructed...
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. The document at the link provided is a SoftwareCPR training aid that provides a partial template with some tips for construction of a handbook/procedure that addresses IT/Network issues regulatory compliance with 21 CFR Part 11 requirements and to support...
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This content is only available to Premium and higher subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. 21 CFR Part 11 Electronic Records and Electronic Signatures is a short rule with a lengthy and informative preamble.  The attached training aid provides section of the rule side by side with relevant excerpts of the preamble with some...
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