After clicking the Design Controls tab, you must first select which Product you would like to manage. There is no limit to the number of products that can be added and managed.
Deleting Products should not be taken lightly as they may not be able to be recovered if deleted in error. Editing Products will have no impact on linked requirements and risks.
After selecting a product, you’ll be brought to the Product Dashboard which is a space to view Change Control activities awaiting either review or approval. Anytime a requirement or risk is added or modified, those items will appear on the dashboard and a Review can be initiated.
Product Development activities have many interdependencies not only between requirements but also between Quality and Product Development teams. With everything moving and changing during the product development lifecycle, and lots of cooks in the kitchen, it’s helpful to have a system that checks for gaps automatically.
Use the Open Issues tab as a checklist of known gaps that need to be resolved.
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Qualio Design Controls help customers manage the design elements of their products. ‘Design elements’ is a catch-all term which refers to multiple levels of requirements and risks generated during the product development lifecycle. Managing these elements without Design Controls can be time consuming, tedious, and prone to human error. But with Design Controls, your design elements will be arranged logically by product, providing a visual traceability between different levels of requirements and testing.
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Risk management is a key element of Design Controls for medical devices, because customers need a means to log and mitigate risk to keep end consumers safe. Qualio allows you to follow an ISO 14971 compliant method of risk management as well as Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) that links to any design element as a source or control of risk.
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Qualio Documents relevant to either your product or your design process can be tagged with the specific Design Control tag so that they appear under the Documents tab.
NOTE: The Qualio product team has some exciting features to enhance this functionality on the roadmap. Talk to your Customer Success Manager about roadmap features.
Anytime a requirement or risk is added or modified, the record will be flagged and listed on the product dashboard to catch your attention. You can then initiate a Design Change Control Review (DCC) from the dashboard. In the review you’ll specify which changes to include in the review, approvers, and linked documents.