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What is The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)?

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The FDA, or Food and Drug Administration, is a government agency with responsibilities that include the oversight of blood products, cosmetics, dietary supplements, drugs, food, and medical devices. 

What is the FDA?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This government agency was established with the passage of the Federal Food and Drug Act in 1906. They are responsible for protecting public health by ensuring that medical devices, drugs, food, and cosmetics are safe and effective.

Physician practices must follow and ensure compliance with government requirements and regulations. One way to do so is to streamline your EHR workflow to reduce medical errors and optimize your computerized physician order-entry process.

What Does the Food and Drug Administration Do?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for a range of duties. Here are a few of the key activities.

  • They review clinical data to approve medications and vaccines.
  • They protect public health with labeling, vaccines, safety, medical devices, and more. 
  • The FDA regulates tobacco products.
  • They make sure that dietary supplements and cosmetics are properly labeled.
  • The FDA speeds innovation in product development while advancing public health. 

The goal of the FDA is to regulate and support health and safety concerns in the United States to advance public health concerns. 

How TempDev Can Help You Stay Compliant with FDA Regulations 

TempDev’s team of NextGen consultants, developers, and trainers support enhanced accessibility, features, and templates. So, you and your patients have more control over data with improved transparency. 

As part of our streamlining process, we help you implement the Patient Portal, API, and other tools to better support safety, engagement, and security. From dashboards to automation and workflow redesign, TempDev offers the comprehensive resources and tools you need to ensure compliance. 

Contact us here or by calling us at 888.TEMP.DEV to ensure compliance with Food and Drug Administration regulations. 

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