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CMA welcomes TGA’s digital transformation

06 Oct 2020 12:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Complementary Medicines Australia has welcomed the announcement by the Government to modernise the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA’s) digital infrastructure.

CMA welcomes the Government's modernisation of the TGA's digital infrastructure.

Carl Gibson CEO of CMA said: “CMA has recommended The TGA’s antiquated IT system be refreshed and digitised in our Budget Submissions for some years. We have urged the Government to replace the 1970s legacy system with a more agile integrated system including an upgraded eBusiness support system to deliver a more effective system to industry and consumers.”

With an investment of $12 million over four years, TGA will be digitised and transformed with modernised business systems and infrastructure. Patients will benefit from improved and faster connection to services and devices.

The new digital processes will mean more straightforward, faster interactions between industry and Government, earlier approvals of medical products, reduced administrative effort, and timelier decision-making by the TGA.

“This announcement will result is much less red tape, cutting costs for the medicines and medical devices industry and finally position Australia to faster access emerging and new health technologies in the international market,” said Carl Gibson.

Streamlined processes will enhance timely decisions on the safety, quality and efficacy of therapeutic goods, their approval for listing on the ARTG as well as greater transparently and bolstered cybersecurity.

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