FDA’s Technology and Data Modernization in Action in 2022

Technology and data have disrupted our world in ways unimaginable only 20 years ago – including how the world thinks about health. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated these changes and underscored the importance of aligning technology and data strategies to drive positive outcomes in our critical work addressing public health challenges. From how we integrate new technology into medical product application reviews and food safety efforts, to facilitating the use of data insights to help treat disease, technology and data are ubiquitous in the work of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 

In 2021, we began an agency-wide data modernization and enhanced technologies initiative. The effort provides a framework for us to take a collaborative, centralized approach to modernizing our technical IT infrastructure and the way we manage data across the FDA.