FDA says IT modernization came at right time for COVID

Ferdous Al-Faruque for Regulatory Focus

While the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began the process of modernizing its IT systems before the COVID-19 pandemic, the crisis accelerated much of that work and allowed the agency to streamline much of its activities at a critical moment in time, according to FDA Commissioner Robert Califf.
 
On 31 March, FDA published its Modernization in Action 2022 report that outlines how the agency’s efforts to modernize its IT systems have helped address the global COVID-19 pandemic. 

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