Quality control is a leading concern with COVID-19 spreading across the world. The impact is especially felt in the life sciences sector where health care workers and field technicians are being stretched to their limits.
How can rigorous quality control procedures possibly be maintained under these circumstances?
For medical device manufacturers — particularly those responsible for the provision of personal protective gear and medical equipment that supports outbreak management efforts — the call for superior operations management quality control has never been greater.
Pressure to increase service complicates matters.
Ensuring that medical equipment performs optimally — with nominal to no downtime for the likes of thermal scanners, airborne infection isolation rooms, laboratory equipment, and mechanical ventilators — takes the issue of product and field services quality control to the next level.
Factor in different regulatory expectations from one country to the next, and relentless tidal waves of ever-changing information; and the ability to modify quality control procedure checklists, forms, and compliance processes becomes a major challenge in and of itself.
Connect quality control procedures with process-improvement software
Robust digital solutions enable medical device manufacturers, life sciences companies, and other highly regulated enterprises to take charge of their quality control standards processes and resulting data with custom apps.
This is often done with a low-code application platform (LCAP) that steps up operations management quality control by bringing agility and flexibility to the fore.
What this means in simple terms is that you can design forms and checklist apps in an instant. The apps can then be deployed to your field technicians’ mobile devices just as quickly. Do-it-yourself drag and drop features make it easy to create or update templates with detailed quality control procedures almost as soon as changes in your work or regulatory environment present.
Out in the field, these documents — along with access to service resources of any length and complexity — ensure process consistency.
At the same time, mobile forms software lets your technicians capture and share photographic images, videos, sketches, notes, signatures, and GPS/time stamps.
All of this data creates a virtual trail for regulatory compliance reporting and quality assurance for metrics around like failure rates, mean time between failure, or mean time to repair.
“Implementing a platform with a proven track record can provide the efficiency, connectivity and ease of use that a company needs to conduct and manage quality and compliance operations through a single integrated solution. What’s more, a robust, future-ready platform can empower companies with the adaptability they will need to cope with unrelenting technological advancements and an evolving regulatory landscape.” – Quality Magazine
If you’re looking for a platform that will help you sustain high-quality control during an emergency, book a demo with ProntoForms and see how painless it can be.