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Risk Management under ISO 14971 alone is unlikely to be sufficient for most electro-mechanical, software-incorporating medical devices. The current requirements by regulatory bodies incorporate risk management concepts driven by relevant standards such as ANSI/AAMI/IEC 62304 for software and AAMI/IEC 62366 for usability. Similarly, IEC 60601-1 adds further risk management aspects.

The key learning objectives would be to provide techniques for a practical and coherent approach to risk management by incorporating the requirements from 62304 and 62366 into the overall risk management process compliant with ISO 14971.

A method to integrate risk management-related requirements from 62304 (software development) and 62366 (usability engineering) will be demonstrated.

An integrated approach to risk management, incorporating all these aspects, ensures a comprehensive, cohesive, and coherent risk file while ensuring requirements from these relevant standards are addressed. Attempting to manage risk in “silos” would lead to inefficient operations and possibly an incomplete risk file.

This webinar is intended for:

  • Systems engineers
  • Development engineers from any discipline
  • Engineering managers
  • Quality personnel associated with development projects
  • Project managers
  • Personnel engaged in postmarket activities will also benefit

Don Hurd has over 35 years of experience in supporting the development of applications or containing software in regulated industries, the last 17 in medical devices. With his diverse background, Don provides a unique insight into driving product quality and ensuring the high productivity of development organizations. He is currently the vice president of Quality and Validation Services for The Realtime Group, a contract R&D firm that specializes in serving the regulated industries, primarily medical devices. 

In this role, Mr. Hurd led the company to certification in both ISO 9001 and ISO 13485, maintaining certification for nearly 15 years. In his role at Realtime, he supports clients in efforts ranging from Quality Management System development, deployment, and remediation; product and development quality planning; verification and validation of products, product software, and non-product software; supplier qualification, approval, and management; transitioning product from development to manufacturing; supporting post-market vigilance / surveillance; and interfacing with ISO auditors and FDA inspectors. He has been an ASQ certified quality auditor since 2009. He is active in the ASQ Biomedical Division Discussion Group, ASQ Audit Special Interest Group, and bionorthTX, holding leadership positions in each of them.

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