Configurations for Med Tech Standards

Aligned Elements Template Sets contain templates that facilitate compliant documentation important standards in Medical Device Development. 

All or parts of these template sets can be used in your existing configuration.

Contact Aligned Elements Support Team for advise on how to best incorporate them into your Design Control Structure.

It is recommended that you try out and inspect the downloaded template set in a test project before applying it in a production project.

The Aligned Elements IEC 62304 configuration

Getting compliant with IEC 62304 may seem daunting at first. The Aligned Elements IEC 62304 configuration has been set up to guide you through this process and has been tuned to automatically take care of most of the involved quality checks, making sure that the required tasks and actions are sufficiently covered.

The Aligned Elements IEC 62366 configuration

For medical device manufacturers with limited previous experience in usability engineering, the task of implementing IEC 62366-1 might seem intimidating. However, the updated 2015 version of the standard has simplified and clarified the required process steps and tasks and Aligned Elements now features a preconfigured IEC 62366-1:2015 setup that integrates the inputs, outputs and risk relevant elements of the usability process into the oveall Design Control traceability.

The Aligned Elements IEC 82304 configuration

The Aligned Elements IEC 82304 configuration is a superset of the IEC 62304 configuration. It expands the IEC 62304 configuration with Product Use Requirements and Product Validation Tests. It has been tuned to automatically take care of most of the involved quality checks, making sure that the required tasks and actions are sufficiently covered.

The Aligned Elements IEC 82304 configuration contains:

  • Pre-configured templates using IEC 82304 standard naming conventions
  • Software Safety Classification automatically based on risk analysis results
  • Numerous quality checks for consistency verification
  • Pre-configured Reviews and checkpoints according to IEC 82304 and IEC 62304 stipulations
  • Pre-configured Trace Tables based on the IEC 82304 and IEC 62304 requirements
  • A set of document templates being a great starting point for your documentation
  • 48 importable Product Use Requirements for Accompanying Documentation from IEC 82304

The Aligned Elements IEC 82304 supports documentation management of:

  • Product Use Requirements
  • Product Validation Tests and Results
  • System and Software Requirements
  • Software Architecture building blocks(Software Items, Units, SOUPs, and segregations)
  • Risk Management using a Preliminary Hazard Analysis technique (listed in ISO 14971)
  • Software Verification  (Unit, Integration and System testing)
  • Change and configuration management (Problem Reports and Change Management)


Note! The Aligned Elements IEC 82304 configuration is a significantly large extension to apply. 

To get the proper understanding of the extension aspects, we strongly recommend that you book a live demonstration of the Aligned Elements IEC 82304 configuration, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up an appointment.

Configuration for Computer System Validation

Computer System Validation often shortened as "CSV", concerns data processing systems are used as part of production or the quality system (from FDA QSR 820.70) or, as freely interpreted from ISO 13485:2016, all computerized systems being used in any of the processes regulated by the Quality Management System.

In its most basic form, a CSV plan should state the User Requirements, which captures the intended use of the systems. The User Requirements are then tested in IQ, OQ, and PQs, and the results of these tests and, if applicable, deviations are summarized in the Validation Report.

These kinds of tasks are easily performed in an ALM like Aligned Elements.

The Aligned Elements CSV Configuration

This lightweight configuration contains the basic elements for documenting the validation of a computer system.

It includes:

  • Design Controls for User Requirements and Design Specifications
  • Design Controls for Test Cases and Test Results
  • Optional Design Controls for Risk Assessments
  • Predefined Trace Tables
  • Document Template examples for Validation Plans and Validation Reports
  • Document Template examples for IQ, OQ, PQ Plan and Report

  

Medical Device Cybersecurity Risk Assessment Templates

The Medical Device Cybersecurity Risk Assessment template pack contains:

- RVT templates defining Assets, Threats, Vulnerabilities and their associated Adverse Impacts and Counter Measures as well as corresponding Word Reporting style templates in A3 format

- Over 30 importable best practice cybersecurity mitigations

This allows the manufacturer to conduct Cybersecurity risk assessments in line with the FDA cybersecurity guidelines as well as the AAIM TIR 57 and include the risk assessment design controls in the overall development traceability.

Preliminary Hazard Analysis Templates

Perform a Preliminary Hazard Analysis in Aligned Elements. Instructions for use can be found in the Aligned Elements User Manual Section 3.8