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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Patient Network Website Development (1)

Description: Project to develop and launch the website for the new FDA Patient Network, a program that will serve as the portal for the patient advocacy community to engage with the FDA. The primary objectives of the program (and website) are to provide educational resources to the patient community, as well as facilitate engagement between the FDA and its patient stakeholders.

Briefing Status: ON HOLD

Prior Briefing Status: ON TRACK

Milestone DescriptionMilestone DateMilestone StatusMilestone Completion Date

A. Develop project plan for research and development of website


Completed 10/20/2010

B. Complete research to determine the needs and behaviors of patient audiences


Completed 1/26/2011

C. Organize the site structure and content based on the results of the user research


Completed 2/14/2011

D. Develop and have user-tested prototypes of the site



Completed 7/26/2011

E. Select a final design for the site, including community engagement features



Completed 8/21/2011

F. Gain internal FDA Information Technology (IT) approval to begin development


Completed 10/10/2011

G. Set up the hardware and software infrastructure to host the site



Completed 10/25/2011

H. Develop and populate the site with content



Completed 1/20/2012

I. Site Launch



On Hold


  • (1) The date in italics under the milestone due dates are revised milestone due dates which had to be updated due to real-time delays. The milestone status reflects the revised due dates.

Key Projects Legend

Milestone StatusDefinition
Not Yet StartedWork for specific milestone has not yet been started.
CompletedMilestone and/or overall project is completed.
On TrackMilestone - On track for completion by milestone deadline. Quarter status - Project is on track for completion based on overall milestone status.
On HoldMilestone - On hold, but deadline for completion has not passed. Quarter status - Project is on hold, based on overall milestone status.
DelayedMilestone - Delayed as it has not been completed and deadline has passed. Quarter status - Project is delayed based on overall milestone status.


Note: The data provided on this website is produced on an ongoing basis for performance management purposes and is subject to change due to updates of preliminary estimates, corrections, or other reasons. In addition, FDA may change the type or amount of data provided on this website at any time. Information marked as "Completed" may include measures and/or key projects for which activities are ongoing but no longer tracked as part of FDA-TRACK.