The 2015 Amendment 1 update to IEC 62304 added a new clause that requires identification of “categories of defects associated with the selected programming technology” and providing analysis and other evidence demonstrating “that these defects do not contribute to unacceptable risk.” Read a recent article on challenges with using C language.Read More
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...Read More
COURSE DATES: June 4 – 6, 2019 TRAINING LOCATION: Boston, MA USA COST: 3 Full Days for $2,495.00 (Registration closes 5/30/2019) Get 24% off for 4 or more from same company registering with same payment! Registration link: https://events.eventzilla.net/e/62304-and-emerging-software-standards-training-course-2138720953 This three-day course provides a clear understanding of the 62304 standard for medical device software, FDA expectations...Read More
This 62304 Conformance Checklist Tool is only available to Premium and higher subscribers. See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. 62304 can provide an excellent framework from which to design a software process for medical device, medical mobile app, and/or HealthIT software. 62304 was created specifically for this type of software - it was not...Read More
This content is only available to Standards Navigator subscribers. See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. Recent standards and regulatory activity overview Medical device software Following the failure of the DIS of 62304 to be approved, the IEC 62304 working group requested input from the ISO and IEC member countries. There was not a consensus...Read More
What does one need to know about IEC 62304? In our 3-day 62304 Training course, we flow through the software development lifecycle drawing attention to requirements of the standard as well as related standards and always current FDA expectations from our experience. The topics we plan to cover in our 2019 course are below. Topics: Regulatory...Read More
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.Read More
Two webinars will be held for the National Committees of IEC/SC 62A and the Member Bodies of ISO/TC 215, Health Informatics, as well as the Member Bodies of ISO/TC 210, Quality management and corresponding general aspects for medical devices. These webinars are being held to explain the status of the IEC 62304 project. A committee...Read More
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...Read More
A committee draft for vote of “IEC 62304 Ed 2: Health Software – Software life cycle processes” has been circulated for ballot. Edition 2 expands the scope of IEC 62304 to include health software that is not regulated as a medical device, and the title has been changed accordingly. This will be the last opportunity...Read More
Testing activities should neither end with the release of the product nor once test documentation is complete, but should continue with the reduction of any test debt. Test debt is essentially a form of technical debt. Like technical debt, test debt is incurred during a project when compromises are made in the creation of test...Read More
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...Read More
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-62304SafetyClasscomparisonTrainingAideRead More
The first amendment to IEC 62304 amendment has been published as Edition 1.1. You can purchase just the amendment, which notates what has changed, or a consolidated redline version. It is currently available from ANSI or IEC. AAMI will publish it in the near future, although it may be expensive to purchase from AAMI. This amendment mainly focuses...Read More
In SoftwareCPR training classes on IEC 62304 and FDA regulation we sometiems use a fabricated exmple of a vertical slice of software documentation. This example includes requirements specification, risk annalysis, design and testing along with commentary for one functional area. The document at the link provided provides this using the calibration portion of an in-vitro...Read More
IEC SC 62A has agreed that the 2nd edition of 62304 will be expanded to cover all Health Software, not just medical devices. In the interim, an amendment will be issued to clarify current safety classification as well as application of 62304 for legacy software (this was originally intended to be done as part of...Read More
IEC/TR 62348 is a technical report that assesses “the impact of the most significant changes in Amendment 1 to IEC 60601-1:2005 and mapping of the clauses of IEC 60601-1:2005 to the previous edition.” The report is intended to be a tool for manufacturers to understand the impact of Amendment 1:2012 changes to 60601-1 from the...Read More
The first committee draft of the second edition of “IEC 62304 Medical device software life cycle processes” has been circulated internally for comment. Major changes include a revision of how software safety class is determined, which could reduce the tendency towards most software being Class C; clear requirements for legacy software that explain how conformance...Read More
The pdf at the link provided is a list of detectable flaws which a manufacturer could be expected to identify and remove. This was provided to the 62304 working group by the FDA for consideration during the work on the second edition of 62304.Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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We have been researching where and when to hold our next 3-day 62304/FDA training course and we want your feedback!
1) Does the location in the US for a public course matter to you … for example, west coast (e.g., San Francisco area) vs. east coast (e.g., Boston)?
2) What locations do you prefer?
3) Would you prefer just the 3-day FDA/62034 course or to have the option of a full week 3-day course followed by cybersecurity 1-day, and a usability 1-day?
4) What other countries would you want to see our course offered publicly?
5) What are best two months of the year for the course? What are the least favored (not workable) months?