Episode Thumbnail
Episode 98  |  38:06 min

Grasping the Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning on Medical Devices

Episode 98  |  38:06 min  |  11.07.2019

Grasping the Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning on Medical Devices

00:00
00:00
This is a podcast episode titled, Grasping the Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning on Medical Devices. The summary for this episode is: It seems like every time you turn on the TV, there’s commercials, movies, and shows that highlight the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and/or machine learning (ML). The current trend of using AI and ML is even finding its way into medical devices. Recently, the FDA issued a press release about the potential of AI and ML to fundamentally transform the delivery of health care. This episode’s guest is Mike Drues of Vascular Sciences, who joins Jon Speer to discuss nuances, regulations, and implications to know when incorporating AI and/or ML into medical devices and software. Some of the highlights of the show include: ● Is FDA’s statement about AI and ML simply marketing hype? Other medical devices have the same opportunity, even if AI and ML are not used. ● Most medical devices are 510(k)s and may already have such potential, if substantially equivalent to a device that currently exists. ● The FDA is basically proposing the use of AI and ML to make companies be more proactive with product improvements that help patients. ● The difference between AI, ML, and other technologies is that AI and ML have ability to learn, adapt, and evolve; but may create quality and regulatory issues. ● The regulatory logic of AI is nothing new or different, but it hasn’t caught up. How to do change management to learn and adapt needs to be offered ● AI software should give manufacturers recommended changes, how they should be handled, and when to identify change creep. ● Digital Health Software Pre-cert Program: Focuses on team, not device. Does this mean the FDA is moving away from 21 CFR Part 820 in favor of ISO 13485? ● Software as a medical device (SaMD) companies considering AI and ML should follow FDA’s proposed regulatory framework for AI- and ML-driven software.
It seems like every time you turn on the TV, there’s commercials, movies, and shows that highlight the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and/or machine learning (ML). The current trend of using AI and ML is even finding its way into medical devices. Recently, the FDA issued a press release about the potential of AI and ML to fundamentally transform the delivery of health care. This episode’s guest is Mike Drues of Vascular Sciences, who joins Jon Speer to discuss nuances, regulations, and implications to know when incorporating AI and/or ML into medical devices and software. Some of the highlights of the show include: ● Is FDA’s statement about AI and ML simply marketing hype? Other medical devices have the same opportunity, even if AI and ML are not used. ● Most medical devices are 510(k)s and may already have such potential, if substantially equivalent to a device that currently exists. ● The FDA is basically proposing the use of AI and ML to make companies be more proactive with product improvements that help patients. ● The difference between AI, ML, and other technologies is that AI and ML have ability to learn, adapt, and evolve; but may create quality and regulatory issues. ● The regulatory logic of AI is nothing new or different, but it hasn’t caught up. How to do change management to learn and adapt needs to be offered ● AI software should give manufacturers recommended changes, how they should be handled, and when to identify change creep. ● Digital Health Software Pre-cert Program: Focuses on team, not device. Does this mean the FDA is moving away from 21 CFR Part 820 in favor of ISO 13485? ● Software as a medical device (SaMD) companies considering AI and ML should follow FDA’s proposed regulatory framework for AI- and ML-driven software.

More Episodes

Past, Present, Future State (and World) of Quality in the Medical Device Industry

Focusing on the Intent of the UDI Requirements from FDA's Final Guidance Doc

Addressing the 'Who, What, When' of Quality in the Medical Device Industry

Meet a Guru: Maryann Mitchell

Why Storytelling Matters for Medical Device Companies

A Breakthrough Device that Aims to Prevent Osteoporosis