AAMI Standards Monitor Online 25 January 2022
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Comments due February 24, 2022
AAMI/ISO 17664-1, Processing of health care products - Information to be provided by the medical device manufacturer for the processing of medical devices - Part 1: Critical and semi-critical medical devices (identical national adoption of ISO 17664-1 and revision of ANSI/AAMI/ISO 17664-2017) Specifies requirements for the information to be provided by the medical device manufacturer for the processing of a medical device that requires sterilization or disinfection to ensure that the device is safe and effective for its intended use. This includes information for processing prior to use or reuse of the medical device. Applicable for medical devices that are intended for invasive or other direct patient contact or that otherwise present the risk of transmission of infectious agents. Processing instructions are not defined in this standard. Rather, this International Standard specifies requirements to assist manufacturers of medical devices in providing detailed instructions for processing that consists of the following activities where applicable: pre-treatment at the point of use; preparation, cleaning, disinfection; drying; inspection, maintenance and testing; packaging; sterilization; storage; transportation. Contact: Amanda BenedictAAMI/ISO 17664-2, Processing of health care products - Information to be provided by the medical device manufacturer for the processing of medical devices - Part 2: Non-critical medical devices (identical national adoption of ISO 17664-2 and revision of ANSI/AAMI/ISO 17664-2017) Specifies requirements for the information to be provided by the medical device manufacturer for the processing of medical devices not intended for direct patient contact. This includes information for processing prior to use or reuse of the medical device. Contact: Amanda Benedict
AAMI CN, Small bore connectors Committee. The committee is seeking user, regulatory and general interest members to participate in the development of AAMI/ISO 80369-1/Ed.3, Small-bore connectors for liquids and gases in healthcare applications – Part 1: General requirements. 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: Ovidiu Munteanu
AAMI SM-WG10 – Cloud Computing WG. The AAMI Standards Board has approved the formation of a new working group under AAMI SM, Software and Information Technology, and authorized the group to begin work on a Technical Information Report based on the approved AAMI CR510:2021, Appropriate Use of Public Cloud Computing for Quality Systems and Medical Devices. This new WG is seeking members from the General interest, Industry, Regulatory and User categories to join.
Contact: Ovidiu Munteanu
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.
AAMI Committees and U.S. TAGs
Open meetings of AAMI committees and U.S. Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) are listed here and at the AAMI website (www.aami.org). Note: If you plan to attend a meeting, please send a brief note to the AAMI Standards Department (firstname.lastname@example.org) indicating the name and date of the meeting so that staff can contact you in the event of a last-minute cancellation.
Steam sterilization hospital practices Working Group (open meeting). 5 January 2022, 12:00h to 15:00h ET, web meeting. Contact: Amanda Benedict
Medical Equipment Management Committee (open meeting). Every Friday, 15:00h to 16:30h ET, web meeting. Contact: Ovidiu Munteanu
AAMI Spring 2022 Sterilization Standards Week (open meetings – advance registration REQUIRED. Schedule of meetings TBD; registration to open by late January.). 28-31 March 2022, 08:00h to 17:00h ET, Arlington, VA and web meetings. Contact: email@example.com
Information on draft international standards under ballot can be found in ANSI Standards Action.International Committee and Working Group Meetings
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ISO/TC 198/WG 16, Vaporized hydrogen peroxide sterilization (closed meeting), 6 and 7 January 2022, 08:00 h to 11:00 h ET, Zoom meeting. Contact: Amanda Benedict
ISO/TC 198/WG 6, Chemical indicators (closed meeting), 19 January 2022, 08:00 h to 12:00 h ET, Zoom meeting. Contact: Amanda Benedict
ISO/TC 198/WG 1, Industrial EO sterilization (closed meeting), 25 January 2022, 13:00 h to 16:00 h GMT, Zoom meeting. Contact: Amanda Benedict
ISO/TC 198/WG 1, Industrial EO sterilization (closed meeting), 22 February 2022, 13:00 h to 16:00 h GMT, Zoom meeting. Contact: Amanda Benedict
ISO/TC 198/WG 1, Industrial EO sterilization (closed meeting), 29 March 2022, 13:00 h to 16:00 h GMT, Zoom meeting. Contact: Amanda Benedict
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the project or participation on the committee.