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  Provisions for Medical Device Classification
Medical devices may be divided into contacting or inserted devices and non-contacting devices based on their conditions for use, which include the possible injuries they might entail as well as their impact on the medical treatment.
For the medical device to be used on several parts of the human body, the classification should be determined on the basis of the risks involved in its intended purposes and form of operation.
In case a medical device fails to be designated according to The Category of Medical Device Classification, its classification then should be based on The Regulation for Medical Device Classification at the discretion of the provincial drug administration, the result of which should be submitted to the State Drug Administration for approval.
www.sfda.gov.cn /cmsweb/webportal/W45649039/A56659173.html   (1188 words)

  Classification - Classification Systems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
The classification systems used in disability sport generally focus on one or more of these variables: (a) the nature and severity of the athlete's disability; (b) the athlete's functional ability to perform skills associated with the sport; and/or (c) the athlete's performances in previous competitions.
Classification is typically conducted by persons who are expert in the sport; however, their judgments are often supplemented by observations by persons who have extensive knowledge of disabilities.
Although classification is supposed to be based on the athlete's abilities rather than training variables, athletes are concerned about the possibility that training harder and getting better coaching might result in a higher classification.
edweb6.educ.msu.edu /kin866/cfsystems.htm   (1150 words)

 Welcome To Biomedical Devices, Inc.
The Provisions on the Classification of Medical Device herein released were examined and passed by the State Drug Administration on February 17th, 2000 and go into effect from April 10th, 2000.
Article 4 The classification of medical device should be based on a combination of three factors: its structural characteristics, the form of its use and the conditions of its use.
Medical device falls into two categories: device that comes in contact with the body or enters the body and device that does not come into contact with the body, depending on the possibility of bodily injury during use and the effect on treatment results.
www.nbmdi.com /references/PCMD.html   (1400 words)

 Manufacturing : Medical Plastics Data Service
In the past, in absence of such classification, manufacturers were not serious about applicability of GMP requirements to their manufacturing units.
Medical devices that are used for the in vitro examination of specimens derived from the human body are not covered by the classification rules within this document (see Scope).
Take into consideration all the rules that follow in order to establish the proper classification for the device, noting that where a medical device has features that place it into more than one class, classification and conformity assessment should be based on the highest class indicated.
www.medicalplasticsindia.com /mpds/2006/nov/manufacturing.htm   (1119 words)

 NLM Classification: About the NLM Classification
Various instructional notes were added or modified to clarify classification practices, e.g., at the beginning of the WY schedule, an example was added to the second note to clarify classification of works on nursing care of a specific disease.
The genesis of the NLM Classification is a Survey Report on the Army Medical Library, published in 1944, which recommended that the "Library be reclassified according to a modern scheme," and that the new scheme be a mixed notation (letters and numbers) resembling that of the Library of Congress.
Since the representation of subjects in the schedules of the NLM Classification is intentionally broad, the captions do not enumerate all of the subordinate concepts that are to be classified in a given number.
www.nlm.nih.gov /class/nlmclassintro.html   (936 words)

 IWRF Classification Page
The early classification systems were based on medical diagnoses, such as spinal cord injury, and were not specific for the unique functional demands of each sport.
However, more recent transitions from medical classification to sport-specific classification systems have resulted in functional classification, where class is based on an athlete’s functional abilities specific to the physical demands of each unique sport.
Functional classification systems ensure that athletes with a combination of impaired or absent upper and lower limb movement have an opportunity to play the sport and that the strategies and skills of competing teams and athletes, rather than the amount of movement of the athletes, are the factors determining success in competition.
www.iwrf.com /classification.htm   (1753 words)

 Chapter 1 - Preventive Law in the Medical Environment - Classification of Staff Membership
The specific limitations on each classification of privileges may very from hospital to hospital, as long as they are clearly established in the bylaws.
The classification apply only to staff members in good standing; they should not be used to limit the privileges of a staff member after disciplinary proceedings.
The main risk management concern with staff classification is the requirement that all staff members, regardless of classification, meet the same standards for basic competence and ethical behavior.
biotech.law.lsu.edu /books/aspen/Aspen-Classifi.html   (354 words)

 Medical Devices Directive
All medical devices sold within the European Union must conform to this directive by June 1, 1998; however, this date is the end of the phase-in period, which began on January 1, 1995.
Because the classification of the device determines the appropriate conformity assessment route, it is critical that this important step in the overall process be made on an informed basis.
It also states that in the event of a classification dispute between the manufacturer and the notified body, the decision is to be referred to the competent authority (the organization that accredits the notified body) for resolution.
www.qualitydigest.com /sept97/html/ce-mdd.html   (2404 words)

 Classification of Medical Errors and Preventable Adverse Events in Primary Care -- The Robert Graham Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Original research on medical errors in the primary care setting consists of a limited number of small studies that offer a rich description of medical errors and preventable adverse events primarily from the physician's viewpoint.
We describe a classification derived from these studies that is based on the actual practice of primary care and provides a starting point for future epidemiologic and interventional research.
Classification of medical errors and preventable adverse events in primary care: A synthesis of the literature.
www.graham-center.org /x393.xml   (338 words)

 Recent Revisions in Japan's Pharmaceutical Affairs Law for Medical Devices
Medical devices that previous fell into Risk Class II and are designated as “medical equipment requiring controls” will only need to receive certification of compliance with specifications by a third-party certification organization.
A2: The medical procedure utilizing the medical device is considered to match a classification of procedures that allows a specific procedural fee reimbursement for the device (a procedure that allows for an additional component fee to cover an optional medical device under the main procedure’s fee).
For these three categories (A1, A2, and B) of reimbursement applications, the classification of the medical device is declared at the approval stage of the application and the reimbursement for the device is bound to that approved classification.
www.pacificbridgemedical.com /publications/html/JapanSeptember03.htm   (3047 words)

 eMedicine - Sports Participation by Paraplegics : Article by Andrew L Sherman
Classification of athletes was created to equal the playing field within sporting activities in which athletes with disabilities participate.
In 2003, the IPC developed a Classification Strategy with the overall objective to support and coordinate the ongoing development of accurate, reliable, consistent, and credible sport-focused classification systems and their implementation.
The 8 different classifications are based on functional ability to play wheelchair basketball (classes 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, and 4,5), with higher classification numbers representing greater basketball skills.
www.emedicine.com /sports/topic151.htm   (3016 words)

 Medical-Central.org: Medical Coding
Medical coding is the process of taking clinical and diagnostic information and converting it into insurance formats.
Medical coders are also referred to as medical records and health information technicians.
In addition to use for insurance purposes, medical classification systems are also used when conducting the statistical analysis of diseases and the various therapeutic actions to be taken.
www.medical-central.org /medical-coding.htm   (357 words)

 Biohealthmatics.com - Medical Classification Systems.
Clinical classifications are useful in the areas of decision-making and research.
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Thesaurus – MeSH was developed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to create the INDEX MEDICUS, which is a scientific publications directory.
North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA) Classification The NANDA classification is a set of nursing diagnosis introduced by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA) in 1973.
www.biohealthmatics.com /healthinformatics/mlcls.aspx   (765 words)

 OpenClinical: Medical terminologies, vocabularies, nomenclatures, coding and classification systems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
A nomenclature is a relatively simple system of names; a vocabulary is a system of names with explanations of their meanings; a classification is a systematic organisation of things into classes, and a thesaurus (such as MeSH) is designed to index medical literature and support search over bibliogaphic databases.
Medical coding and classification systems form part of current moves towards implementing a standardised "language for health": a common (computerized) medical language for global use.
Medical terminologies are evolving from relatively "simple code-name-hierarchy structures, into rich, knowledge-based ontologies of medical concepts" [Cimino, 2001]
www.openclinical.org /medicalterminologies.html   (3752 words)

 FDA Regulations and Your Business
In addition, classification is risk based, that is, the risk the device poses to the patient and/or the user is a major factor in the class it is assigned.
To find the classification of your device, as well as whether any exemptions may exist, you need to find the regulation number that is the classification regulation for your device.
There are two methods for accomplishing this: go directly to the classification database and search for a part of the device name, or, if you know the device panel (medical specialty) to which your device belongs, go directly to the listing for that panel and identify your device and the corresponding regulation.
www.medisourceasia.com /fda/02-n5.htm   (902 words)

 EPA: Federal Register: Medical Devices: Classification of the Dental Sonography Device and Jaw Tracking Device
FDA also proposed to classify the jaw tracking device into class I, when it is used to monitor mandibular jaw positions relative to the maxilla, and into class II, when it is used to interpret mandibular jaw positions relative to the maxilla, for the diagnosis of temporomandibular joint disorders and associated orofacial pain.
Following the effective date of the final classification rule, any firm submitting a 510(k) premarket notification for these class II devices will need to address the issues covered in the special control guidance.
Environmental Impact The agency has determined under 21 CFR 25.34(b) that this classification action is of a type that does not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment.
www.epa.gov /fedrgstr/EPA-IMPACT/2003/December/Day-02/i29863.htm   (2162 words)

 Medical Device Certification - CALISO Consulting.
For medical devices classified as Class II and III, a 510K clearance is necessary in order to market the product in the US.
The European medical device directive makes it mandatory as of 06/28/1998 to fulfill CE certification requirements in order to export medical devices, of Class I, IIa, IIb, and III to any country within the European community.
The classification is similar to the FDA's, except for the sub-classification of (a) and (b) for class II products.
www.caliso9000.com /medical_device.html   (564 words)

 Medical Device Classification
Because we have had experience with more than 400 medical device, IVD and pharmaceutical companies making a wide array of products, we can usually answer these questions very quickly.
Medical device classification becomes especially critical in the case of combination devices, or with products that could be regulated as a pharmaceutical based on the claims and intended use defined by the manufacturer.
An improper classification can have a staggering impact on the regulatory approval process and associated costs.
www.emergogroup.com /Services/Worldwide/Medical_Device_Classification.asp   (274 words)

 Medical Device Classification
Because we have had experience with more than 400 medical device, IVD and pharmaceutical companies making a wide array of products, we can usually answer these questions very quickly.
Medical device classification becomes especially critical in the case of combination devices, or with products that could be regulated as a pharmaceutical based on the claims and intended use defined by the manufacturer.
An improper classification can have a staggering impact on the regulatory approval process and associated costs.
emergogroup.com /Services/Worldwide/Medical_Device_Classification.asp   (274 words)

 The Kindness of Strangers: Kinds and Politics in Classification Systems - administrative history of large-scale ...
The argument is made that this classification scheme retains many traces of its own administrative and organizational past in its current form.
The prototype classification was defined by experimental psychologist Eleanor Rosch (1978).
At each level of classification, enough binary features are adduced to place any member of a given population into one, and only one, class.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1387/is_2_47/ai_54050964   (673 words)

 Health Industries: Medical Device Regulations: Taiwan
All medical devices are regulated by the Bureau of Pharmaceutical Affairs (BPA), the Department of Health (DOH).
Medical devices are regulated under the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law.
The device is not life-supporting or life-sustaining or for a use which is of substantial importance in preventing impairment of human health, and which does not present the potential for unreasonable risk of illness or injury.
www.ita.doc.gov /td/health/taiwanregs.html   (1247 words)

 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 1996
Therefore, the omission of hospital ambulatory care from the ambulatory medical care database leaves a significant gap in coverage and limits the utility of the current NAMCS data.
Third, hospital staffs were better qualified to abstract data since they were familiar with the medical terms and coding, knew the record keeping systems, and could complete the Patient Record forms at or near the time of the visit when the information was the most complete and easiest to retrieve.
The updated classification is available (reference 11), and the list of codes is shown in the section, "Reason for Visit Classification." The classifi- cation was updated to incorporate several new codes as well as changes to existing codes.
wonder.cdc.gov /wonder/sci_data/surveys/namcs/type_txt/nhamcs96.asp   (7050 words)

 TUV of North America - Medical Devices
We perform conformity assessments to all European Medical Device Directives (MDD, IVDD, AIMDD) for CE Marking and are accredited by OSHA as a NRTL, as well as by the Standards Council of Canada, for testing and certification to a wide variety of standards.
Medical devices are divided into four risk classes (I, IIa, IIb, III) based on 18 rules defined in Annex IX of the MDD.
Other in-vitro diagnostic medical devices: Devices not listed in Annex II and which are not intended for self-testing or for purposes of performance evaluation.
www.us.tuv.com /product_testing/medical_devices/index.html   (2129 words)

 Taxonomic classification - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Concept mining.
Taxonomic classification is the act of placing an object or concept into a set or sets of categories (such as a taxonomy or a subject index), based on the properties of the object or concept.
A person may classify the object or concept according to an ontology.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Taxonomic_classification   (124 words)

 4 Medical Billing Software
Because of this demand, medical billing has become one of the most popular careers in the nation.
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Twenty five percent of all medical revenues are lost through improper billing practices and training.
www.4medicalbillingsoftware.com   (407 words)

 Chinese Medical Psychiatry by Bob Flaws and James Lake, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
In this regard, it is important for the Chinese medical practitioner to realize that Western psychiatry assumes a biological basis for most common symptom groupings categorized as psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and many anxiety disorders.
As exact correspondences seldom occur between groups of symptoms described in Chinese and Western medicine, the Chinese medical practitioner or Western physician attempting to "think between" these two divergent systems of medicine is left with the task of inferring reasonable correspondences leading to accurate and clinically useful diagnostic and treatment formulations.
Chinese Medical Psychiatry is offered to practitioners of Chinese medicine and Western physicians as a bridge to guide their efforts to rigorously think between Chinese medicine and contemporary Western psychiatry.
chinesemedicalpsychiatry.com /about_preface.htm   (2814 words)

 Medical classification - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Medical classification, or medical coding, is the process of transforming descriptions of medical diagnoses and procedures into universal medical code numbers.
Diagnosis codes are used to track diseases, whether they are everyday diseases such as diabetes mellitus and heart disease, to contagious diseases such as norovirus, the flu, and athlete's foot.
Medical classification systems are used for a variety of applications in medicine and medical informatics
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Medical_classification   (264 words)

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