Health Software: a new CEI Guide for software management in medical environment



The increasing spread of software components in the healthcare context renders explanatory guides relevant and mandatory to interpret laws and standards, and to support safe management of software products in healthcare.

In 2012 a working group has been settled for the above purposes at CEI (Italian Electrotechnical Committee), made of experts from ISS (Italian National Institute of Health), representatives of industry, and representatives of the healthcare organizations.

As a first outcome of the group activity, Guide CEI 62-237 was published in February 2015. The Guide incorporates an innovative approach based on the proper contextualization of software products, either medical devices or not, to the specific healthcare scenario, and addresses the risk management of IT systems.

The Guide provides operators and manufacturers with an interpretative support with many detailed examples to facilitate the proper contextualization and management of health software, in compliance with related European and International regulations and standards.
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Claudia Giacomozzi - Istituto Superiore di Sanità

Francesco Martelli - Istituto Superiore di Sanità

How to Cite
Giacomozzi, C., & Martelli, F. (2017). Health Software: a new CEI Guide for software management in medical environment. Annali dell’Istituto Superiore Di Sanità, 52(4), 524–529. Retrieved from
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