Instron® Releases
New Traceability Module for Bluehill® Universal Software

Bluehill Universal Method Selection


The new Traceability module for Bluehill Universal software is designed to help Instron users achieve FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliance, as well as accomplish compliance with other regulatory accreditations such as Nadcap, A2LA, and ISO 17025. The Traceability module features three main components: revisions history, electronic signatures, and an audit trail. By using these in combination with Bluehill’s security features, users are able to know who did what, when, and why in their test system, and have the power to prove it during an audit.


Bluehill Universal Security

Bluehill Security allows lab managers to configure permissions in the software, granting access to trained personnel and limiting access where needed. Bluehill users can choose one of three different security options offering various levels of integration with your organization’s existing security network. For example, lab managers or super users can be configured to have full access to the system with the ability to create and edit test methods, while other operators can be assigned restricted permissions and only be able to run tests on existing methods.


Bluehill Universal Revision History

Revision history allows users to view the full revision history of Bluehill methods, tested samples, and report templates. Each revision contains the details of the affected item, including a time stamp, both the previous and the new value, and the name of the users involved with initiating and, if required, approving the change.


Bluehill Universal Electronic Signatures

Electronic signatures serve as electronic approvals and replace the need for manual, hard copy signatures. Electronic signatures can be configured for primary, secondary, and tertiary electronic sign off to ensure that method revisions and test data are reviewed before a change is implemented or data is publicized.


Bluehill Universal Audit Trail

Bluehill Universal’s built-in secure, and searchable audit trail tracks system level usage such as log-ins and log-outs, as well as additions, modifications, and deletions to all Bluehill files. The audit trail also captures usernames, dates, and timestamps for all activities. This allows full visibility into all system activities during an audit.


Available in Bluehill version 4.18, Traceability is compatible with new systems as well as existing systems when purchased with a software update or upgrade.


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FDA 21 CFR Part 11 Implementation - Bluehill Universal's Traceability Module White Paper
The purpose of this document is to inform the end user how the Traceability Module within Bluehill Universal can help meet the technical requirements of FDA 21 CFR Part 11. This document outlines the three key areas in Bluehill Universal (Security, Audit Trail, and Signatures) and also provides a row-by-row interpretation of how Bluehill Universal addresses each of the Part 11 items. Ultimately, each end user should perform their own assessment and create appropriate work instructions that cover the Instron system, Bluehill Universal, the Windows file systems, and the user’s Quality Management system.

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Traceability Webinar
In this webinar, Instron introduces Bluehill Universal's latest Module called Traceability. Bluehill Traceability enables users to meet the requirements of audits associated with FDA 21 CFR Part 11, ISO 17025, Nadcap, and others, allowing users to determine who did what, when, and why. The webinar includes a presentation and software demonstration.

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Bluehill Universal Active Directory Security White Paper
Bluehill Universal now supports validating a user’s credentials and permissions from Active Directory. This setup will require a Lab Manager to identify what user levels are required, and coordinate with their IT department to create the appropriate Active Directory groups and assign the appropriate users to each of those groups.

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