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Friday, 4 September 2020
By Mitch on Friday, 4 September 2020, 14:34 - Regulations
The FDA published in July the final version of the Guidance on Multiple Function Device Products. Despite the absence of the word "software" in the title, it addresses at first software medical devices. It also addresses hardware devices, but we will focus on software in this post.
Friday, 12 January 2018
By Mitch on Friday, 12 January 2018, 15:00 - Regulations
Since the last blog post on US FDA guidance on software classification, things evolved quickly with the FDA. We know where they want to go with software as medical device, but not exactly how they will implement it.
Let's do a review of what has been done since the publication of the 21st Century Cures Act.
Friday, 20 March 2015
By Mitch on Friday, 20 March 2015, 17:03 - Regulations
If you watch from time to time the new guidances released by the FDA, you probably noticed that two guidances about software were released in january and february 2015.
Friday, 14 February 2014
By Mitch on Friday, 14 February 2014, 12:48 - Misc
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 - Misc
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.
Friday, 17 January 2014
By Mitch on Friday, 17 January 2014, 12:36 - Regulations
In the last article, we saw the concerns about the reliability of wireless connections and how to handle them.
Today, we are going to have a look at something quite important for mobile platforms: usability and humans factors engineering (HFE).
Friday, 3 January 2014
By Mitch on Friday, 3 January 2014, 12:34 - Regulations
In the last article, we explained why agile methods are so popular for mobile app software development. Today, we are going to review a major characteristic of mobile platforms: wireless connection.
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
By Mitch on Tuesday, 3 December 2013, 09:41 - Standards
In the last article we've seen the consequences of regulations on Apps, which run on smartphone or - more broadly - on mobile platforms.
Today, let's have a look at the main standard to apply when developing software for medical devices: IEC 62304, and the context in which most people want to apply it: agile methods.
Friday, 15 November 2013
By Mitch on Friday, 15 November 2013, 13:51 - Regulations
Today I begin a new series of articles about developing (or more broadly designing) a smartphone App that is a medical device.
The very first question is:
Is your App a medical device and does it need to be CE Marked or FDA cleared ?
Friday, 11 October 2013
By Mitch on Friday, 11 October 2013, 14:08 - Processes
Your company develops medical web apps (HTML/JS, HTML5 or any other client-side technology) and your customers would like them to run on every web browser.
Web browsers are SOUP, according to IEC 62304. In case of Chrome and Firefox there are dozens of versions...
Does it mean that software has to be tested - and documented - with every single browser and every single version of the browser?
That's a nightmare!
Friday, 27 September 2013
By Mitch on Friday, 27 September 2013, 10:36 - Misc
Apple now asking app developers to provide sources of medical information says imedicalapps.com web site.
Wednesday, 25 September 2013
By Mitch on Wednesday, 25 September 2013, 17:28 - Regulations
After two years of gestation, FDA issues final Guidance on Mobile Medical Apps!
Thursday, 5 January 2012
By Mitch on Thursday, 5 January 2012, 19:45 - Misc
Dozens of companies recall their medical devices every month. A recall
happens when something wrong happened with the device, like a bad labeling or a
bad sterilization. It's the responsibility of the manufacturer to warn ALL
their customers and the government agencies that a given lot or batch of
products has a defect. The batches shall be destroyed or sent back to the
manufacturer for further analysis.
That's what happened to Pfizer with its Rheumatology Calculator, a smartphone
app used to compute a score to assess the desease of patients according to
complex algorithms. There is a bug in the app and it gives wrong results.