FDA Launches Digital Modernization Plan To Complement Its Technology Modernization Plan
Agency heads say the new plan will siphon and aggregate more data that could help the regulatory body make better and faster regulatory decisions.
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After launching its Data Modernization Action Plan (DMAP) one year ago, and its Technology Modernization Action Plan (TMAP) three years ago, the US Food and Drug Administration has provided an update to its progress with “Modernization in Action.”
The funding plan from the US president, which is up 8% from fiscal 2021, prioritizes infrastructure, public health, and safety programs.
After slightly more than two years as second-in-command, Abernethy says she’s leaving FDA because her initiatives were starting to develop their own momentum. Abernethy, who the agency’s acting chief information officer, worked to modernize FDA’s information technology infrastructure and data capabilities while also exploring confidently using real-world data to support regulatory decision-making.