When aiming to automate an organization’s Quality Management System, the factor to be considered is its value for money on a long term basis. A part of a good QMS is the core functionality of its corrective and preventive action (CAPA) system.
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The main function of a CAPA system is to identify, eliminate and decrease the possibility of adverse events to recur. Such events are identified through complaints, audits or even a shop-floor situation, and the process of corrective action is commencing at this point.
Here are some ways that an automated CAPA system can improve processes of adverse event management:
- Simplify the workflow of CAPA.
- Notification made simpler and easier.
- Action plan is being provided.
- Easily confirm the effectiveness of action that had been and to be taken.
- Cohesive reporting
The automation of QMS makes each and every means of corrective action more spontaneous by incorporating this through the processes being used.