How to Create a Risk Traceability Matrix in Jira

Risk Traceability is a great way to get a quick overview of the completeness of risk management process and it is often used in the regulated industries. The traceability matrix shows the coverage of risks by mitigation and verification actions. For example, in the medical device industry, both the FDA and ISO 14971 require bi-directional […]

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How to Manage Software Risks in Jira?

Perhaps the question we should ask first is: WHY MANAGE RISKS IN JIRA? A growing number of software product companies in the world are already using Atlassian tools and enjoying the seamless integration between project and document management with easy tracking and monitoring of their work. More and more companies are ready to abandon standalone […]

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Afraid of the new MDRs?

By Matteo Gubellini, Chief Regulatory Officer at SoftComply Who’s afraid of the MDRs and the new approach to risk management in the EU? Well, everyone! The new and scary regulations for medical devices in the European Union will be made effective towards the end of this month. Driven by the necessity of updating an old […]

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Medical Device Software – it’s CLASSIFIED!

By Marion Lepmets, CEO of SoftComply* & Tom Stamp, CEO of Blue Curve** Following our article from last week on “Is My Software a Medical Device” to those of you who are now convinced that your software is indeed a duck (see the original article), then you are probably wondering “How do I get it […]

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What is Software as a Medical Device?

By Marion Lepmets, CEO of SoftComply* & Tom Stamp, CEO of Blue Curve** If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it’s probably a duck… or a medical device! Medical devices can be purely hardware based (eg stethoscopes), be composed of hardware and software (eg patient monitor) […]

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Cloud-Based SaaS Tools & Software Validation Compliant with Medical Device Regulations

The continued rise in the use of cloud-based and SaaS (software as a service) tools adds further challenges to the already complex domain of medical device software development that needs to adhere to regulations. How can medical device software developers and healthcare providers benefit from cloud computing while being compliant with regulations that require full control over the software […]

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An Overview of Medical Device Software Regulations – International Standards and FDA Guidance Documents

Medical Device Software Safety Safety is the central concern for medical device software development. Development of safe systems is rigorously supported by various regulatory requirements focusing on development process compliance. In other words, a strong emphasis is placed on regulatory oversight and device approval before market release to ensure proper verification and validation of these […]

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Is Europe More Innovative Than the US?

  Europe has a more distributed approval system which has resulted in medical devices being approved and made available in Europe three to four years before these devices are approved in the US1. Even if Europe provides a faster route to market for medical device products, it has not affected their safety, i.e. there is […]

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Building Medical Software Compliance on Atlassian Tools

What is Atlassian Summit? The biggest annual event of Atlassian will take place next week with hundreds of Atlassian users and developers descending to San Jose to listen to the success story of one of the fastest growing enterprise software technologies today. Their high-velocity distribution model drives an exceptional customer scale by making affordable products […]

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Small, Innovative & Compliant: Innovation in Medical Device Domain comes from Small Companies!

A year ago, the panel of medical and academic experts at the US Policy Network’s annual meeting said that the fast-moving medical technology innovations are threatened by established interests and government regulations1 . The challenges of getting innovative medical device products out to market are subject to major regulatory audits that take a lot of […]

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Building regulatory compliance into the software development life cycle

Safety is the central concern for medical device software development and the development of safe systems is rigorously supported by various regulatory requirements focusing on development process compliance. In other words, a strong emphasis is placed on regulatory oversight and device approval before market release to ensure proper verification and validation of these devices. Due […]

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The worlds of software development and medical devices could not be further apart

Software development is agile, fast and innovative, while medical device development is often slow, reactive and change adverse. SoftComply has developed a set of tools which will help your company comply with the regulatory requirements with the minimum effort and get your innovative medical devices to market faster. Numerous software companies struggle to enter medical […]

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