Software in Medical Devices

Friday 20 September 2013

Templates Risk Management Plan and Risk Analysis Report updated

Here is an update of Risk Management Plan and Risk Analysis Report templates.

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Wednesday 18 September 2013

'Tipping point' for mobile health apps, on BBC News

Here is a record of an interview on BBC News radio.

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Friday 13 September 2013

Templates STP - STD and STR updated

Here is an update of Software Test Plan, Software Test Description, and Software Test Report templates.

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Tuesday 10 September 2013

What is Digital Health?

Last week in stumbled upon a video made by Paul Sonnier, head of the Digital Health Group on Linkedin.

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Friday 6 September 2013

Templates SAD and SDD updated

Here is an update of System Architecture Description template and Software Detailed Design template.

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Friday 30 August 2013

Template SRS updated

Here is an update of Software Requirements Specifications template.

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Friday 16 August 2013

2013 Summer break

Summer break. See you at the end of the month with new templates and new articles about hot subjects like mobile apps or software risks management.

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Friday 9 August 2013

FDA recognizes 25 standards about IT risk management, interoperability and cybersecurity

FDA recognizes 25 standards about risk management, interoperability and cybersecurity.
More on AAMI news website and the link to the Federal Register notice of Aug 6, 2013.

Friday 2 August 2013

FDA Mobile Medical App Guidances should be released by the end of the year

To continue the topic about FDA draft guidances related to software and information systems, the FDA put in its top list the release of the Guidance of Mobile Medical Apps.

Guidance of Mobile Medical Apps is in the "A-list" of FDA and should be released by the end of 2013.

In hot topics, we have also a warning letter sent by the FDA to Biosense Technologies. The mobile App named uChek Urine Analyzer and developed by Biosense Technologies, falls into the category of medical devices, says FDA. Biosense claims on its website that the App turns the smartphone into a medical lab.

With such claim, it's not surprising that the FDA wants Biosense to submit a 510k!

Saturday 27 July 2013

IMDRF published a proposed document on standalone software definitions

At be beginning of june 2013, the International Medical Devices Regulators Forum (IMDRF) published a proposed document on standalone software definitions.
The goal of this document is to harmonize the key definitions related to standalone software.

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Friday 19 July 2013

Unique Device Identification for software medical device - part 2

This is the second part of our discussion about Unique Device Identification (UDI).

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Friday 12 July 2013

Unique Device Identification for software medical device - part 1

Unique Device Identification (UDI) had been in the pipes of regulators for a few years, beginning with the US in 2007, and following (as usual) by the European Union a few years later in 2012.
In parallel, the International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF) issued in 2011 a guidance on UDI, with the honorable objective of harmonizing UDI's all over the world.
What is the impact of these regulations and guidances on medical device software?

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Friday 5 July 2013

Got SOUP? - Further Reading

Further reading to complete this long series about SOUP:
You can have a look at this excellent article about OTS/SOUP validation strategies.

Next week, we'll see Unique Device Identification (UDI) for software.

Friday 28 June 2013

Got SOUP? - Part 6 - FDA Guidance and Conclusion

This is today the last article of this series about SOUP.
SOUP is a concept that we find elsewhere than in the IEC 62304 standard. Namely in the FDA guidances.

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Friday 21 June 2013

New FDA Cyber Security Draft Guidance

Interrupting our series about IEC 62304 SOUP, we have breaking news from the FDA!
The FDA published this month a new Draft Guidance about Cyber Security and released a Safety Communication about Cybersecurity for Medical Devices and HospitalNetworks .

The federal agency recommends that manufacturers review their cybersecurity practices and policies to assure that appropriate safeguards are in place to prevent unauthorized access or modification to their medical devices. In other words, hacking treats, network intrusions, and the like, have to be addresses in the software risk assessment report.

Bouncing back to our series about SOUP, such risks shall be assessed when a SOUP is integrated in your software.

Friday 14 June 2013

Got SOUP? - Part 5 - Standalone software

After having discussed about open-source software in the last post, we continue today this series about SOUP with the case of standalone software.

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Friday 7 June 2013

Got SOUP? - Part 4 - Open-Source Software

After having discussed about frameworks and runtimes in the last article, we continue today this series about SOUP with the case of open-source software.

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Friday 31 May 2013

Got SOUP? - Part 3 - Runtimes, Frameworks

We saw in the first article of this series, what is a SOUP and what is not a SOUP, according to IEC 62304.
Then we continued in the second article by having a look at OS's and drivers.
Let's now see how to deal with runtimes.

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Friday 24 May 2013

Got SOUP? - Part 2 - OS, Drivers, Runtimes

We've seen in the last article, what is a SOUP and what is not a SOUP, according to IEC 62304.
We've also seen that a lot of 3rd party software are SOUPs, to begin with OS, drivers, runtimes, Just-In-Time (JIT) compilers and frameworks.
How to deal with those to be compliant with IEC 62304?

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Friday 17 May 2013

Got SOUP? - Part 1 - Because every good software starts with SOUP

No need to reinvent the wheel when developing software. Everybody uses software made by 3rd parties, to begin with the operating system and general purpose libraries.
IEC 62304 has specific requirements about 3rd party software. What are these requirements and how do they affect software development and maintenance?

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