The Gist of Writing Better Read And Understood Training Docs

Posted on Posted in Confluence, Electronic QMS, General, Training Genius PlugIn

Getting your team to confirm they’ve read and understood documents is only half the battle. Granted, it’s an important battle to win. It’s why we love getting feedback like this on our Read & Understood Training Genius app for Confluence: “It’s great — one of our developers was behind with 69 read & understood trainings. […]

Why the Way to a Hellish Quality System May Be Paved With Best Practices

Posted on Posted in Confluence, Electronic QMS, General, Training Genius PlugIn

Standard operating procedures (SOPs) created according to “best practices” ideally should lead to smooth, coordinated operations, greater productivity, lower risk of errors and better compliance. But oftentimes, the reality is different. Regulations and standards tend to be obscure and boring. The temptation to find a shortcut and skip bits of essential learning just to get […]

More Quality, Less Bureaucracy: How QA Managers Can Streamline Read & Understood Training in Confluence

More Quality, Less Bureaucracy: How QA Managers Can Streamline Read & Understood Training in Confluence

Posted on Posted in Confluence, Electronic QMS, General, Training Genius PlugIn

In my work with Life Sciences companies, I’ve found that most companies today use Read & Understood training extensively. In theory, this simplifies initiating new team members and keeping your existing staff up-to-date. No quizzes or tests to create; all QA managers have to do is publish a document and send it to those who […]

Why waste reduction is the #1 priority for QA & Compliance, according to experts

Posted on Posted in General

At a recent knowledge sharing and networking event in London, England, life science industry professionals gathered to glean insights from experts on the common challenges experienced in implementing effective quality systems. While there were many important points made, the one consistent takeaway was that the key to practical QA and compliance is the reduction of waste. This […]

Survey says: Proactive quality risk management for life science companies is a must

Posted on Posted in Electronic QMS, General, london_2018

Klavs Esbjerg, CEO and founder of Epista Life Science, is on a mission to help his clients continuously improve regulatory compliance and in turn, transform their compliance obstacles into real business opportunities. The practical aspects of this vision are as important to regulatory bodies as they are to the companies Epista serves. To get clear on […]

An in vitro diagnostics (IVD) medical device and clinical lab organization with offices in the U.S. and Europe desperately needed a new QMS to better manage a vast quantity of paperwork. Beyond the risk of non-compliance, it was a daily challenge to ensure that procedures were standardised and the latest documents were being referenced.

How we Saved a medical device company time, compliance headaches and money

Posted on Posted in Case studies, General, JIRA

For international health industry companies, ensuring regulatory compliance is difficult. Add into the mix an outdated paper-based Quality Management System (QMS), and the task to meet regulatory requirements across multiple locations in an efficient, cost-effective, timely manner becomes impossible – and threatens to derail a busy, successful international organization for non-compliance.  The challenge  An in […]

RadBee Sophia Genetics Case Study

From Paper-Based to practical: How we digitised a paper-based QMS & ensured ISO-27001 compliance in just 5 weeks

Posted on Posted in Case studies, Confluence, Electronic QMS

An efficient quality management system (QMS) is the lifeblood of any company in the health industry. Failure to meet strict regulatory and compliance requirements could mean lost business or even a complete shutdown of operations. The challenge Biotech start-up SOPHiA GENETICS has had a QMS in place since its launch six years ago. VP of […]

Why you should manage your requirements in Jira

Why you should manage your requirements in Jira

Posted on Posted in Electronic QMS, JIRA

Many of my customers are devoted fans of both Jira and Confluence. They use Jira for tracking their development tasks, defects, and often times some of their business processes. For documenting technical specifications they’ll commonly use Confluence. I am also a fan of both applications, but when it comes to managing requirement specifications within a formal […]

How to validate Software Development tools used for GXP and MedDev?

Validating software development tools used for GxP and MedDev

Posted on Posted in Confluence, Electronic QMS, General, JIRA

Compliance is a key consideration when using software tools in the context of: Development of software applications which are used for good practice (GxP) purposes Development of software and hardware embedded on medical devices (MedDev). Several standards and guidelines might be applied to the design of the software development lifecycle (SDLC) and the validation of software, like […]