The purpose of this 4-page data analysis procedure is to meet the requirements for monitoring and measurement of processes, data analysis and establishing quality objectives.
This procedure meets the requirements for clause 8.4 of ISO 13485:2016, but this procedure also addresses the requirements of clauses 8.2.5 and clause 5.4.1. The title of this procedure is actually, “Monitoring, Measurement and Data Analysis Procedure.” The procedure is in its third draft. There are no specific forms or lists associated with this procedure. The procedure is 5 pages in length.
The purpose of this procedure is to define the process for monitoring, measuring and analysis of processes within your company’s quality management system.
The scope of the procedure explains how monitoring and measurement processes shall be documented for each process in your quality management system. The procedure also defines how quality objectives will be established and maintained. The procedure defines how data analysis shall be performed for the metrics for each process and the quality objectives, and finally the method for communicating the conclusions of the data analysis to top management are defined.
This procedure was updated to include references to the applicable ISO 13485:2016 clauses, and color-coding was added by Matthew Walker to facilitate auditors identifying where the requirements for each sub-clause are found. The procedure also explains where the requirements for monitoring and measurement of processes can be found for each process.
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SYS-017 Monitoring, Measuring and Data Analysis Procedure – This procedure explains how the monitoring and measuring of each process (ISO 13485: 2016, Clause 8.2.5) shall be documented within procedures; how monitoring and measuring of product conformity (ISO 13485:2016, Clause 8.2.6) shall be conducted; how quality objectives (ISO 13485:2016, Clause 5.4.1) shall be established and maintained; how data analysis (ISO 13485:2016, Clause 8.4.1) of the above metrics shall be performed; and how the above information shall be communicated to top management (ISO 13485:2016, Clause 5.6) to actions may be taken when appropriate.
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