Friday, July 29, 2011

Software and the IOM Report on the 510(k) Clearance Process as a Word Cloud

Yesterday the Institute of Medicine released its report on
Medical Devices and the Public's Health: The FDA 510(k) Clearance Process at 35 Years. The report drew a number of strong reactions.

For more information about the role of software in medical devices in the context of the 510(k) process, see my IOM webcast, the IOM report on Trustworthy Medical Device Software, and publications on the SPQR Lab website. The PDFs are free at the IOM, but there's a clumsy registration process through which one must first wade.

I decided to run the IOM report through Wordle to visualize topics of emphasis. I removed most of the header information before processing. Look below if you want a PDF of higher quality.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

iPhone software update for security

They say the devil's in the details. For software updates, it's literally true.