EU MDR requires significant reforms to the device labeling process. Manufacturers must ensure that identifiers are correctly applied to products, and that key data elements and formats are accurate. In addition, manufacturers need to have access to centralized data, audit tracking, robust security controls, eSignature capabilities and strong workflow management to ensure compliance.
Megan Coder, Vice President for Product and Policy at the Digital Medicine Society (DiMe), discusses the society’s new project aimed at researching global regulations for digital health to create a foundation for approval and patient access that can cut across regions.
The committee will advise the Commissioner of Food and Drugs on issues related to Digital Health Technologies (DHTs), and FDA policies and regulations about these technologies, providing relevant expertise and perspective to improve the FDA’s understanding of the benefits, risks and clinical outcomes associated with use of DHTs.
“There will be a great deal of legislative, regulatory, and payment policies to be implemented in the coming years with the proliferation of AI and digital health platforms into our healthcare system, and AdvaMed looks forward to working with lawmakers and the Administration to implement them in a way that benefits patients.”
Genomics data scientist Harsha Rajasimha, Ph.D., Founder and Executive Chairman of IndoUSrare, highlights the risks of developing AI/ML algorithms based on biased data, as well as efforts underway to improve global collaboration on the collection and sharing of health data that may help us realize the potential of AI in diagnoses and treatment of rare diseases.
Change control plans for AI/ML, remanufacturing of devices and medical device shortages are among the guidances the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) is prioritizing in 2024. The agency is seeking stakeholder feedback on the list of guidance documents it intends to publish in the coming year.
Understanding the latest trends, tools and challenges in access management empowers cybersecurity professionals to make better choices in safeguarding their systems. Following we look at emerging trends, regulatory requirements and how shifts in the workplace are impacting the risk of cyber attacks.
The FDA announced that on October 1, 2023, it would begin to Refuse to Accept (RTA) medical device premarket submissions that do not comply with PATCH Act requirements. Erez Kaminski, former head of AI with Amgen and founder of Ketryx, and Paul Jones, former FDA official and Executive Vice President of Ketryx, provide an overview of challenges companies face as they work to comply with the new cybersecurity regulations and standards.
Cybersecurity in Medical Devices: Quality System Considerations and Content of Premarket Submissions provides recommendations on what information to include in premarket submissions and emphasizes that cybersecurity is a component of quality system regulation.
Instructional materials help users grasp how to use a device safely. Renée Bailey, Certified Instructional Technologist (CIT), explains how effective instructional materials are vital for the medtech design process, and shares necessary considerations to produce instructions that are coherent, easy to understand and aligned with the human factors engineering process.