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Content DescriptionApplies to any software used to automate device design, testing, component acceptance, manufacturing, labeling, packaging, distribution, and complaint handling or to automate any other aspect of the quality system as defined by the Quality System Regulation (21 CFR 820). In addition, it applies to software used to create, modify, and maintain electronic records and to manage electronic signatures that are subject to the validation requirements (21 CFR 11). This TIR can also be broadly applied wherever software automates processes regulated by the FDA. This TIR applies to software used in the production of a device and to software used in implementation of the device manufacturer’s quality system. It does not apply to software used as a component, part, or accessory of a medical device or software that is itself a medical device.
The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation® (AAMI) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1967. It is a diverse community of more than 8,000 professionals united by one important mission—the development, management, and use of safe and effective health technology.
AAMI is the primary source of consensus standards, both national and international, for the medical device industry, as well as practical information, support, and guidance for healthcare technology and sterilization professionals. AAMI helps members:
Stay on top of new technology and policy developments
Add value in healthcare organizations
Improve professional skills
Enhance patient care
AAMI provides a unique and critical forum for a variety of professionals including clinical and biomedical engineers and technicians, physicians, nurses, hospital administrators, educators, scientists, manufacturers, distributors, government regulators, and others with an interest in healthcare technology. AAMI fulfills its mission through:
Courses, conferences, and continuing education, including certification programs.
Collaborative initiatives, including summits with the FDA
A rich array of resources, including peer-reviewed journals, technical documents, books, videos, podcasts, and other products.
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