Software Reliability and Safety Fundamentals for Medical Devices

Duration: 60 Minutes
Software failures were behind 24 percent of all the medical device recalls in 2011, according to data from the FDA, which said it is gearing up its labs to spend more time analyzing the quality and security of software-based medical instruments and equipment. The FDA's Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories (OSEL) released the data in its 2011 Annual Report on June 15, amid reports of a compromise of a Web site used to distribute software updates for hospital respirators. According to the Agency, the absence of solid architecture and "principled engineering practices" in software development affects a wide range of medical devices, with potentially life-threatening consequences. Recent research done on the security of medical devices by a team of researchers would accept unsigned, counterfeit software updates.
Medical Device Software
Instructor: Dev Raheja
Product ID: 500533

Why Should you Attend:
Software risk analysis is more difficult than hardware analysis because of thousands of interactions within and with other devices. Intelligence in most devices is a function of several systems working together to produce properties and behavior different than those of components. The disciplines of gathering such intelligence are often missing. This is one reason for increase in device recalls. Most manufacturers have not applied rigors of hardware risk analysis to software designs. The same methods apply to software even though there are differences in software and hardware. Software requirements analysis, PHA, FMEA, FTA, and HAZOP are great tools for software safety.

Objectives of the Presentation:
  • Learn how to use risk analysis tool on software design
  • Learn the principles of software safety
  • Learn the principles of design for reliability and trustworthiness
  • Learn how to write sound software specifications
  • Safety flaws in the software specifications
  • Writing good safety requirements
  • Writing good reliability requirements
  • Heuristics for designing for trustworthiness
  • Software safety analysis
  • Safety analysis tools
  • Analyzing active safety
  • Safety mitigation methods
  • Designing for software reliability
  • Software Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
  • Fault Tree Analysis for complex mitigations
  • Software qualification testing for safety
  • Software qualification testing for reliability
  • Examples of best practices
Who can Benefit:
  • Senior Management
  • R & D Managers and Engineers
  • Product Development Managers and Engineers
  • Software Managers and Engineers
  • Reliability Managers and Engineers
  • Corporate Legal Staff
  • Marketing Managers
  • Service Engineering Managers
  • Quality Assurance staff
  • Regulatory Affairs staff
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Instructor Profile:
Dev Raheja, MS,CSP, author of the books Safer Hospital Care and Preventing Medical Device Recalls, is an international risk management, patient safety and quality assurance consultant for medical device, healthcare and aerospace industry for over 25 years. Prior to becoming a consultant in 1982 he worked at GE Healthcare as Supervisor of Quality Assurance/Manager of Manufacturing, and at Booz-Allen & Hamilton as Risk Management consultant for variety of systems. Currently he is an Adjunct Professor at the Florida Tech for its BBA degree in Healthcare Management and the online faculty at University of Maryland where he teaches courses on Reliability. He is a Founding Fellow of American College of Healthcare Trustees and a member of American College of Healthcare Executives, He is a former National Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award Examiner in the first batch of examiners.

He serves on the Patient and Families Advisory Council at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He helped them in providing 24/7 access to family members of patients and reduced the number of alarms for nurses so they recognize critical patient needs early.
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