NICE Evidence Standards Framework for Digital Health Technologies



so what's the problem that we all face we've seen a lot of innovations that have come out on the market over recent years and a lot of them have been really good and some of them have been not so good but what we've really struggled over the last few years is to define a standard of how we actually measure what good looks like so we worked across lots of companies and primarily with nice to say how can we actually define some of these evidence standards when med city got in touch with us we were able to contribute from an industry perspective on how we would like that framework to take shape I think the contribution that we made was to make it a little bit more realistic to expect for the industry partners to undertake what we want to know is what to advise innovators as to what type of evidence they have to generate in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of their tool the value for money positive economic impact of their technology under standard is for everyone isn't it because when you're developing a product you need to know what you developed to but also I think when you're commissioning something you need to understand what does good look like it's and I think that's where we've really developed I think it's a big step forward for especially small businesses like us firstly it gives us a very clear guideline to begin with so we know what we need to measure ourselves against the second one is around what is the outcome of that evaluation if the outcome isn't so positive we know we'd better kill that product right there rather than taking it out and prolonging the agony for users and for us then the third more important benefit for us commercially would be to take it forward to NHS commissioners and say we've actually followed the guideline and we should act as a comfort for you to take this particular product on your books because it is done with the evidence that is suggested would would help so essentially this new tool will help us read to be able to Commission services which are are safe our tried and tested and you have a nice benchmark or baseline as it were to be able to ensure that this tool will be effective for patients in the area it will save us a lot of time so tools like efe will help us and get on with our primary job which is to build technology and get in hands of therapists so they can help change kids drugs first time ever you can classify your digital health product and then find what evidence you need I mean this is definitely world leading

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  1. Leanne Summers said:

    Link to the standard: https://www.nice.org.uk/about/what-we-do/our-programmes/evidence-standards-framework-for-digital-health-technologies

    June 30, 2019
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