Take Back Compliance
The Art of Managing Through Quality
Cup of Joe #49 – Do You Need A Consultant?
With the ever-changing global marketplace of today, medical device companies are feeling the pressure of competition, the pressure to provide the most value and highest quality in their medical products. It's not an easy process to bring a medical device to market. Medical device companies operate in a complex global regulatory environment with continually changing standards....
Cup of Joe #48 – qmsWrapper: messaging from home
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is creating a massive challenge for many businesses. Millions of people are taking refuge from the coronavirus by working at home.
Cup of Joe #47 - 2 Risk Modules
A new Risk Analysis Module (RAM), is introduced to help focus on the relationship between requirements, design, and benefits, with emphasis on risk-based design.
Cup of Joe #46 - New superpower for MedDev through qmsWrappers TM
News in qmsWrapper are Integration with Jira Software, updated Risk Module, and Process Engine and, best for the last - upgraded Traceability Matrix! Joe will introduce you to the first one of the super upgraded Traceability Matrix.
Cup of Joe #45 - How to choose a good manufacturer?
It’s not an easy task to find a good outsourced manufacturer for your needs, for your medical device that should conquer the market.
Cup of Joe 44# - Whose monitoring responsibility is when you have outsourced production?
When someone owns a medical device company, but not having a space or supplies for producing equipment, then they hire a contractor, outsourced manufacturer.
Cup of Joe 43# - Treat the cause, not the symptom
Root Cause Analysis is something that we all do when we want to solve a problem for good. But what RCA actually means?
Cup of Joe 42# - Dealing with CAPA
During the audit process, CAPA is always in the center of attention, and auditors are very strict when it comes to it. Also, failure to stick to proper corrective and preventive actions is considered a violation of regulations on good manufacturing practices.
Cup of Joe 41# - 4 reasons - why eQMS over paper-based QMS
When implementing and maintain ISO standard such as ISO 13485, it is burdensome to maintain paper-based documentation and it’s very time-consuming. It is quite a struggle to find information when needed in the thick of ‘forest’ of document history.
Cup of Joe 40# - Documents and procedures amendment
It's one thing to become ISO certified, but maintaining the certification is another thing with all the updates and new records.
Cup of Joe 39# - Key factor during an audit–prepared employees
A successful audit relies on communication. So, preparation of employees in order to know exactly how to interact with the auditors when they arrive is one of the most important steps.
Cup of Joe 38# - There is such a thing like painless audit?
An audit is verification of activities – process or quality system in order to ensure compliance to some requirements. As such audits always generate tension and anxiety – because you know that some stranger is coming to check your work and could give you a failing grade!
Cup of Joe 37# - Why we have to perform an audit?
At work, nothing raises the hairs on the back of your neck like the word “audit”. Audits mean fault, mistake, short-coming and blame, fault, culpability all wrapped in disappointment – you have failed! The bullies incorporate love them! But the wise manager embraced them and uses them to pre-empt the bullies, by self-auditing.
Cup of Joe 36# - Scary word “Audit”
An Audit is the on-site verification activity of a process or quality system, to ensure compliance to requirements. An audit can apply to an entire organization or might be specific to a function, process, or production step.
Cup of Joe 35# - Signing your electronic documents
One of the main criteria for an eQMS is to have implemented an electronic signature. Many eQMS software have found many ways to handle this issue, but they all have to satisfy 21 CFR part 11. This part clearly paraphrases the fundamental rules of electronic signature implementation and control for compliance needs.
Cup of Joe 34# - How to organize your folders?
Most of the startups and small companies have a problem with organizing folders, especially if they are still using a paper-based QMS.
Cup of Joe 33# - Revision History helps you with transferring to eQMS
One of the main fears when transferring from paper-based to eQMS is how to handle a lot of file versions, how should we name them, should we import every single version?
Cup of Joe 32# - Good Customer Service Reduces Problems
We offer innovative products and services. If you need assistance, let it be tips, tricks, QMS DIY techniques, Quality Issues or regulatory advice, your matter will be handled properly.
Weekly Cup of Joe 31# - Move Your Budget into the Right Direction
There are countless benefits to implement a quality management system. Think of the investment in modern QMS software as an investment in preventing quality issues.
Weekly Cup of Joe 30# – DHFs & CE Technicals with Traceability Matrix
The Traceability Matrix in qmsWrapper™ is fully integrated into the project and quality management.
Weekly Cup of Joe 29# – Customer Feedback is a Wealth of Information
Improve Customer Retention and Ensure That You Keep the Finger on the Pulse. Joe will guide you through ISO compliance
Weekly Cup of Joe #28 – Is Employee Training Worth the Investment?
Smart companies invest in the development of their employees. QMS Joe will guide you with handy tips & tricks to streamline your way to compliance.
Weekly Cup of Joe #27 – Validating With The Wrong Requirements
Without specific parameters or with the wrong requirements, you might end up approving things that might turn out to be quite different from what you expected.
Weekly Cup of Joe #26 – Advantages of An Integrated PM and QMS
Integrated PM and QM includes features such as QMS approval workflows, document history management, scheduling meetings, etc.
Weekly Cup of Joe #25– Documenting Opportunities to Improve
Documenting improvements are more important that the ideas itself because an idea that is not documented, does not exist.