While everybody should be beavering away on the implementation of the MDR and IVDR or overcoming their inertia do so ASAP, still some interesting things happen in the mean time. If your company is in software as medical device, there is even more reason to do so because of the MDR changes the classification rules for software as medical device dramatically, expands the scope of the concept of accessory (which enlarges the scope of software regulation) and includes a whole chapter on software design requirements.
And then there is the new General Data Protection Regulation that your software needs to be compliant with by 25 May 2018 – less than a year, that’s right. How long is your company’s software development cycle? See my presentation at the Personal Connected Health Alliance in May this year below for a very brief overview of MDR and GDPR compliance requirements coming your way very fast:
The shortfall in adult social care funding is predicted to be £5,000,000,000 by 2024/5. Mere money and staff (both of which are in increasingly short supply) ca fix the problem. But technology might be able to. Look out for our upcoming article on tech in social care by Helen Dempster of Karantis360.
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