Showing items tagged as Continuous Quality Improvement

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    Future Trends and Opportunities in Quality Assurance

    At a previous PDA/FDA Joint Regulatory Conference in Washington, D.C, Donna Gulbinski, quality and regulatory affairs expert, provided useful information about the future of quality management. She identified some key strategies for how your organization can identify and understand quality assurance trends and develop initiatives for long-term success.

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    Top 10 Takeaways from MD&M West 2018

    I recently attended the 2018 MD&M West conference, Feb. 5 – 7, in Anaheim, California. The three-day event pulled together the medical device industry’s top engineering, design and regulatory compliance experts. This year’s conference covered the most timely and pressing topics, including technology, cybersecurity, design control, digital health and regulatory updates.

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    Cybersecurity in a Mobile World

    Mobile device technology appears to be taking off. Lately, it seems there are more non-phone-call uses for mobile devices than there are lightbulb jokes. The healthcare industry is becoming particularly mobile device heavy. However, in terms of cybersecurity, mobile medical device technology is causing headaches for healthcare organizations.

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    Holiday Party Hosting Tip: Get an eQMS

    It’s that time of year when we get together with family and friends and enjoy holiday festivities. Sure, all the mingling and merriment of a holiday party can be fun, but organizing an event—not so much. If you happen to be the designated planner/host of your holiday soiree, you may want to consider using an electronic quality management system (eQMS).

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    Quality 4.0: Harnessing Technology to Enhance Traditional Quality Methods

    Industries and manufacturers are increasingly approaching the challenge of digital transformation, some with caution, some with great anticipation, yet perhaps still others with unease. However, the message in a recent analyst report “Quality 4.0: Get Educated Get Involved, and Build a Successful Strategy” is clear—transform your company’s operations and efforts digitally or risk digital disruption. Forty percent of companies have already started a digital transformation initiative while another 17 percent kicked off initiatives in 2017, according to the report, which was co-sponsored by LNS Research and MasterControl.

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    5 Guidelines for Writing a Useful Clinical Monitoring Report

    A well-written monitoring report is an essential part of documenting clinical trial oversight. In addition to being required by ISO and ICH guidelines, it also tells the story of the clinical trial to the FDA, demonstrating site performance and sponsor oversight during an FDA inspection. Here are a few important guidelines you and your staff should follow to ensure your clinical monitoring reports are accurate and complete.

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    Revisiting CAPA for a More Modern (and Effective) Approach

    Corrective action and preventive action (CAPA) policies and procedures have now been a mainstay for years in most life science companies’ quality management systems due to regulation adherence to standards. With impressive technological advances, it is natural that companies are starting to develop products that span multiple sectors, and even multiple regulatory pathways. The question is, what standard/regulation do you use for your CAPA system and how do you cover all the others?

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  • Developing a Quality System on a Managed Budget

    Developing a quality system is the foundation for ensuring the organization’s products or services are safe, effective and controlled to deliver customer satisfaction.  Throughout the organization’s lifecycle, from start-up through maturity, the quality needs of the firm, along with its budget constraints, are continually evolving.  Maintaining compliance with regulations while controlling costs represents a challenging balancing act we encounter in our life science consultancy. 

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  • The Quality Metrics Journey

    One of the most discussed and debated topics on today’s pharmaceutical landscape is the issue of quality metrics. Establishing, maintaining, and interpreting quality metrics to determine the suitability of pharmaceutical products has become a high priority for the FDA. To understand the issue of quality metrics it is important to start at the beginning.

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  • Quality by Design Part 1: You Can't Design Something You Don't Understand

    Just like every other aspect of a product, quality is determined by the decisions you make in the design stages. While spending less time on planning upfront might seem to save you money, the costs associated with poor quality resulting from early design decisions can ultimately equate to 40 percent of your company’s total revenue. Correctly understanding the true nature of quality and addressing it in the design stages rather than trying to bring it in as an afterthought is the central premise of Quality by Design (QbD), and adhering to this principle could be the most cost-saving measure your company will ever take.

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