FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn says the agency is focusing on hiring the best people to analyze healthcare data to make better decisions and adapt as technology changes, reports Mobi Health News.
“You can talk about the digital platforms, the Digital Health Center of Excellence, … the data you need to look at, but at the end of the day you need the people with the expertise,” FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn said today during a HLTH virtual keynote. “So we’re using our hiring authorities and we’re searching for the expertise, and we’ve made a number of terrific personnel hires to help us in this effort.
“One of the things that I said was a priority for the agency when I first came there was unleashing the power of data – this is a part of that. It’s not just about those data; it’s about the people who can help us synthesize, gather and interpret those data to make better and more informed decisions.”
Suffice it to say that the agency hasn’t locked in its regulatory strategy regarding healthcare data. Taking a moment to stress the “rapidly evolving and complex environment” of healthcare, Hahn declined to outline any specific issues or changes under review at the agency. Rather, the regulator’s approach will be constant regulatory framework updates and fast-paced adaptation to whatever curveballs the developing field may throw the FDA’s way.
Read more at Mobi Health News.