216 pages | 30 B/W Illus.
Many companies limp along from day-to-day treating the quality side of the business as a necessary evil, and doing only what is minimally necessary for compliance to regulations. This kind of approach to compliance almost always results in inefficiencies and sometimes can result in a curious kind of noncompliance. Documentation created with compliance as the sole consideration often ends up confusing the employees who must use the documentation.
This book looks beyond what is necessary for compliance alone to address what makes a quality management system (QMS) both effective and efficient. This book also never forgets that real people must make any QMS work; the book provides a blueprint for creating a QMS that real people will find useful.
After a review of the challenges that any medical device company faces in the world of today—the multiple sources of QMS requirements—the book poses a question: are we satisfied with the QMS we have now, or could we do better? If we want to do better, this book can help.
This book offers:
Chapter 1 The Challenge Chapter 2 The PathChapter 3 Key Decisions Chapter 4 A Quality Plan Chapter 5 Documentation, the Big PictureChapter 6 Level 1 Documentation Chapter 7 Level 2 Documentation Chapter 8 Level 3 Documentation Chapter 9 Level 4 DocumentationChapter 10 Fully Incorporating Risk Management Chapter 11 Implementation Chapter 12 Maintenance (and Improvement)