Powerhouse digital service team taking shape at VA
May 27, 2015
As the beleaguered agency confronts personnel and staffing challenges, its plan to attract the best tech talent is beginning to materialize.
David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.
The Food and Drug Administration announced the Innovation Challenge on Friday, a pilot program for real-time review of devices that address end-stage renal disease or ESRD.
The pilot will test the tools and processes being developed for the Innovation Pathway, a program that aims to shorten the overall time it takes for the development, assessment and review of breakthrough medical devices.
The ESRD pilot will help the FDA assess the strengths and weaknesses of these tools and fine-tune them for broader application.
The challenge focuses on ESRD for a number of reasons: