Friday 26 March 2021
By Mitch on Friday 26 March 2021, 13:38
The definition of SOUP, and the requirements related to their lifecycle in IEC 62304 processes, are totally independent of any technology. Making no technological assumption, that's the way the standard is thought, so that it can be applied to any health software.
Cloud-based applications and web technologies make an intensive use of SOUPs. Let's see how IEC 62304 requirements can be applied to these technologies.
Saturday 18 April 2020
By Mitch on Saturday 18 April 2020, 12:03
Having struggled with dozens of software editors who wanted to CE mark their class I software before May 2020. Having struggled with the lockdown, having struggled with projects in war mode to fight against the Covid-19, here I am! My last post was in December 2019, too long to make an active blog.
Today I post an article with a tone of speech a bit different than usual. No software, no comment on regulatory guidances. Probably an effect of the current situation, which affects all of us.
Friday 25 October 2019
By Mitch on Friday 25 October 2019, 21:24
I frequently have the following discussion with software development teams: can user stories be taken as software requirements?
The answer is yes or no. All cases can be found in nature!
Sunday 7 January 2018
By Mitch on Sunday 7 January 2018, 16:52
Happy New Year 2018!
Thanks for still visiting this blog, despite the spaced updates!
Tuesday 16 May 2017
By Mitch on Tuesday 16 May 2017, 22:34
If you are a regular visitor of this blog, you noticed that almost three months elapsed between the last two articles on cybersecurity.
That's not what I planned.
The time dedicated to this blog was totally swallowed by the other facets of my job. Namely filling the gap between the current level of compliance of manufacturers, and the new expectations of notified bodies and regulatory authorities in the European Union. The bar has been raised!
It gives you a sense of what we're getting into with the new MDR.
Monday 2 January 2017
By Mitch on Monday 2 January 2017, 23:04
Happy New Year!
Thank-you for your loyalty!
Tuesday 20 December 2016
By Mitch on Tuesday 20 December 2016, 12:51
After a long interruption, we continue this series on cybersecurity in medical devices with a review of stakeholders involved or concerned by cybersecurity requirements, and the consequences on architectural choices.
Friday 4 November 2016
By Mitch on Friday 4 November 2016, 15:37
The FDA released a guidance on clinical evaluation of standalone software medical device (a.k.a SAMD) in October 2016. This guidance is the same text and has the same presentation as the International Medical Device Regulatory Forum (IMDRF) guidance on SAMD clinical evaluation published in August 2016.
Friday 18 December 2015
By Mitch on Friday 18 December 2015, 15:33
The IMDRF published in October 2015 the guidance document titled "Software as a Medical Device (SaMD): Application of Quality Management System" in its final version.
Saturday 7 November 2015
By Mitch on Saturday 7 November 2015, 10:33
George Boole was born the November 2nd 1815.
The November 2nd 2015 was its bicentenary. He's one of the few scientists whose name became an adjective: boolean.
Happy Birthday Professor Boole!
Thursday 29 October 2015
By Mitch on Thursday 29 October 2015, 17:10
The page on essential list of guidances for CE Mark and FDA clearance of software medical devices has been updated.
It contains links to the most recent version of EU and FDA guidances as well as new FDA guidances about mobile apps and cybersecurity.
Thursday 9 July 2015
By Mitch on Thursday 9 July 2015, 17:24
Edit 2016/05/30: Elsmar cove is back! See on elsmar.com
RIP Elsmar Cove Forum.
The forums of people helping people died on June 30th 2015.
It's a great loss for quality assurance and regulatory affairs communities of medical devices, automotive, and many other industries.
More info on reddit.
Marcelo Anthunes, one of the most active moderators of Elsmar Cove, has taken upon himself to create a new Medical Devices Expert Forum. I encourage you to follow the link to this forum, sign-up, and bring your our contribution to this new initiative.
Friday 9 January 2015
By Mitch on Friday 9 January 2015, 14:00
Happy New Year 2015!!!
Sunday 3 August 2014
By Mitch on Sunday 3 August 2014, 23:55
If you follow regularly this blog, you noticed that there was not much new the last three weeks.
I had other commitments and took my remaining time to do a bit of admin on this blog to make it clean and up-to-date.
I've also changed the theme!
If you like it or not, you're welcomed to add a comment below.
I use a simple and free filter to discard junk comments. There are too many remaining junk comments so all comments are moderated. Then I publish manually those that are from real humans!
If you leave a comment, you'll need a bit time until a publish it. I apologize for the delay.
Monday 26 May 2014
By Mitch on Monday 26 May 2014, 00:02
After MHRA's guidance on standalone software, we continue with another official document published by the International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF): the consultation on software as a medical device: Possible Framework for Risk Categorization and Corresponding Controls.
Friday 14 February 2014
By Mitch on Friday 14 February 2014, 12:48
To conclude this series about clearance of mobile medical apps, here are a few tips to newcomers in the world in medical devices.
Friday 31 January 2014
By Mitch on Friday 31 January 2014, 12:43
Back to my blog after a while (you missed me :-)). After the previous article about usability, we're going to see the deployment of mobile medical apps. This article is the last of this series on clearance of mobile medical applications, before conclusion.
Saturday 28 December 2013
By Mitch on Saturday 28 December 2013, 13:38
2013 was the year of the confirmation of your interest in my blog. You were 100+ unique visitors per day. A success for a so specific subject!
I thank all of you, who supported my blog by reading the posts and downloading the templates.
Friday 8 November 2013
By Mitch on Friday 8 November 2013, 20:36
If usability is something theoretical for you, I encourage you to have a look at the World Usability Day.
The official theme of this year is: Healthcare: Collaborating for Better Systems
Dozens of events will be hosted by enthusiastic volunteers! Browse events on World Usability Day website. There's probably an event happening close to you.
Friday 27 September 2013
By Mitch on Friday 27 September 2013, 10:36
Apple now asking app developers to provide sources of medical information says imedicalapps.com web site.