AAMI Standards Monitor Online 13 November 2020
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Biological evaluation of medical devices—Part 15: Identification and quantification of degradation products from metals and alloys. Purchase here.
Medical electrical equipment—Part 2-77: Medical surgical equipment. Purchase here.
Extracorporeal systems for blood purification – Part 3: Plasmafilters. Purchase here.
Risk management guidance for combination products. Purchase here.
Medical electrical equipment—Part 2-78: Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of medical robots for rehabilitation, assessment, compensation or alleviation Purchase here.
Published documents proposed for reaffirmation can be purchased from the AAMI Store.
Comments due November 16, 2020
AAMI/IEC 60601-2-20, Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-20: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of infant transport incubators (proposed revised American National Standard). Applies to the basic safety and essential performance of transport incubators. This standard does not apply to heating devices intended for physiotherapy, baby incubators, radiant warmers. Contact: email@example.com
AAMI/CN, Small Bore Connectors Committee is working on the revision of AAMI/ISO 80369-7, Small-bore connectors for liquids and gases in healthcare applications — Part 7: Connectors for intravascular or hypodermic applications. Contact: Colleen Elliott
AAMI EQ, Medical Equipment Management Committee. The committee is working on the development of AAMI EQ110/Ed.1, Guidance for health care technology management education programs. This standard seeks to provide a recommended framework for new or established education programs in health care technology management (HTM). Contact: Amanda Benedict.
AAMI QM-WG01, Application of Quality Systems to Medical Devices Working Group. The working group is working on the development of AAMI CR510, Consensus Report on Compliant Use of Cloud Computing for Quality Systems and Medical Devices. This Consensus Report will provide guidance to multiple stakeholders regarding the appropriate and compliant use of cloud computing both as a component of medical devices and in support of quality systems. Contact: Joe Lewelling.
The committees listed below are seeking new members in the indicated stakeholder interest category to participate in the development of their documents. Definitions of the various stakeholder groups are:
An individual or organizational representative, who purchases, utilizes or receives the materials, products, systems, or services covered in the scope of technical documents developed by AAMI in the delivery of healthcare; individuals in this interest category include clinicians, employees or representatives of Healthcare Delivery Organizations, clinical consultants, patients, etc
An individual or organizational representative involved in the commercial production, promotion, sale, use or distribution of materials, products, systems, or services covered in the scope of technical documents developed by AAMI; this interest category includes manufacturers, those involved in supply chains, employees of test labs or commercial labs, industry consultants, etc.
An individual or organizational representative involved in the regulation of the materials, products, systems, or services covered in the scope of the technical documents developed by AAMI; this interest category includes those representing federal, state, local, foreign, or other government entities
An individual or organizational representative with a general material interest in the materials, products, systems, or services covered in the scope of the technical documents developed by AAMI and who does not fit into any of the preceding categories; this interest category can include noncommercial academicians, noncommercial researchers, patient or consumer advocates, representatives of accrediting organizations, representatives of other organizations, etc.
Please contact the staff person indicated for more information on how to join.
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Information on draft international standards under ballot can be found in ANSI Standards Action.International Committee and Working Group Meetings
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AAMI, in collaboration with the British Standards Institution, is launching an effort to develop standards for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in medical technologies. In May of this year, AAMI published a whitepaper discussing the need for new standards and regulator initiatives to promote the safety, effectiveness, and availability of AI and ML in healthcare. (https://www.aami.org/detail-pages/press-release/aami-bsi-position-paper-sets-machine-learning-agenda)
There were seven recommendations made in the whitepaper. One of the most urgent was for guidance on applying ISO 14971, Medical Devices—Application of Risk Management to Medical Devices, when evaluating medical technology utilizing AI and, in particular, ML. AAMI and BSI have established a partnership to jointly develop a document which provides this guidance, as well as other needed AI standards identified in the whitepaper.
As a result of this initial work, AAMI is creating a new consensus body, tentatively call the AAMI Artificial Intelligence Committee (AAMI AI) to develop this work. Interested parties, including representatives of clinical practices, academia, regulatory authorities, and industry should contact email@example.com for more information about the project or participation on the committee.