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This white paper provides an update of the proposed revisions to EU medical device regulation as of April 2014. Green Paper on Mobile Health
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This white paper provides an update of the proposed revisions to EU medical device regulation as of April 2014. BSI WP EU Regulations
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The EU Commission published “Commission Recommendation of 24 September 2013 on the audits and assessments performed by notified bodies in the field of medical devices.” This clarifies and strengthens the criteria for certifying (and auditing) notified bodies, and the criteria that the notified bodies have to use in assessing companies and products. The main changes...
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HealthCanada released a FAQ sheet answering basic questions about software regulated as a medical device. The document clarifies that software regulated as a medical device is software which retrieves data from a medical device in order to aid or replace a physician’s decision regarding the diagnosis or treatment of a patient. Software that transmits data...
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The Therapeutic Goods Administration of the Australian Department of Health released a document on 13-Sep-2013 entitled “Regulation of medical software and mobile medical ‘apps’.”  This explains at a high level Australia’s approach to regulation of medical software.  It indicates a risk based approach is taken and that all medical devices are expected to meet the...
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FDA CDRH has increased its focus on networked medical devices, Health IT, wireless technologies, and telemedicine.  They have established a web page provide an overview which then has links to pages related to Mobile Medical Apps, Medical Device Data Systems, Home Health and Consumer Device, Health IT, and wireless medical devices.
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A new version of EN 14971 was published and harmonized in the Official Journal of the EU. ISO 14971 now may not ensure compliance with EU essential requirements for medical devices. Specifically, 14971 allows the manufacturer to disregard negligible risks; but all risks must be taken into account and reduced as much as possible to...
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Draft of the revised IVDD is at the link provided. EU Proposed New IVD
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Draft of the revised MDD is at the link provided. The existing Active Implantable Device Directive is incorporated into the new MDD. EU Proposed New MDD
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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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The European Commission has issued a final guidance on standalone software entitled: “GUIDELINES ON THE QUALIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF STAND ALONE SOFTWARE USED IN HEALTHCARE WITHIN THE REGULATORY FRAMEWORK OF MEDICAL DEVICES.”  Updated in 2015.
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HealthCanada released “Guidance Document for Mandatory Problem Reporting for Medical Devices” on October 3, 2011. Mandatory problem reporting is intended to “improve monitoring and reduce the recurrence of incidents related to medical devices.” A mandatory problem report is required for any incident involving a medical device when the incident “relates to a failure of the...
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The EU Medicinal Products GMP contains an Annex (11) on use of computerized systems. This annex identifies requirements for validation, electronic records, and use of third party software.  In some instances it is more specific than FDA requirements.  The new version at the link provided obsoletes the Dec 1998 version when it becomes effective June...
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Health Canada published a notice entitled “Software Regulated as a Class I or Class II Medical device,” along with a Q&A memo to clarify what software is regulated and which regulations apply. Both documents are included at the link provided. The notice appears to indicate that any software which fits the definition of a medical...
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Attached is a .pdf of a draft guidance from the Chinese medical device regulatory agency (SFDA) that was sent out for comment. SoftwareCPR reviewed and provided a number of comments. It is one of a number of actions by the SFDA indicating movement to more active regulation of medical devices and the software they contain....
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Health Canada now indicates that patient management software fits the definition of a medical device. “Any patient management software used only for archiving or viewing information or images, and not involved in the primary acquisition, manipulation and transfer of data, is considered a Class I medical device based on Rule 12 of the Medical Devices Regulations.”
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The EU parliament released a final revision of the Medical Device Directive (MDD) and Active Implantable Medical Device Directive (AIMDD). It includes a number of additions related to software. These additions and clarifications stress that standalone software can be a medical device but not all software used in healthcare is a medical device. It also...
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The EU parliament reviewed the suggested changes to the Medical Device Directives including software related changes. The full Oct 2006 report is at the link provided. MDD
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The EU is now close to release of a revision of the Medical Device Directive (MDD). The full text with change marks is at the link provided. The MDD has expanded clause 12.1 into an (a) and (b) sub-clause with the latter specifically addressing software and the former being the original 12.1. The text of...
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A presentation of a proposal for EU software regulation at the ISPRA meeting on Medical Device Software May 13, 2003, is at the link provided. Some of the suggestions are based on FDA guidance documents. ISPRA Meeting on SW This presentation was provided by Poul Schmidt-Andersen of Copenhagen Medical Devices, which is an affiliate of SoftwareCPR....
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A white paper at the link provided gives an overview of the status of European Union medical device software regulation and provides suggestions on software validation. Some of the suggestions are based on FDA guidance documents. CMD Swartikel This paper was provided by Poul Schmidt-Andersen of Copenhagen Medical Devices which is an affiliate of SoftwareCPR.
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62304 Software Training Course – February 23-25, 2021

IEC 62304 and Emerging Standards and FDA Expectations for Medical Device and Health IT Software – Virtual

This very popular 3-day course provides a clear understanding of applying IEC 62304 standard for medical device software and much more. The course compares and contrasts 62304 with FDA expectations and discusses approaches for alignment. In addition, participants will learn of other relevant standards and technical reports pertinent to medical device software, HealthIT, medical mobile apps, and Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) products (e.g., 82304, 80002-1, 14971, 80001-2-x, 62366).

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