NHSX has launched an assessment criteria to make it easier for NHS and social care organisations to select technologies for patients.
The Digital Technology Assessment Criteria (DTAC) applies to all types of digital health technologies, from public facing health apps to hospital systems such as electronic patient records.
It will guide local and national NHS organisations and social care teams in deciding which health technologies they should be buying or recommending to patients.
Based on feedback from more than 800 stakeholders, DTAC brings together legislation and best practice in five areas, and tools will receive a pass or fail in four categories – clinical safety, data protection, technical security and interoperability.
They will also be scored on usability and accessibility.
Matthew Gould, chief executive of NHSX, said: “Digital health technologies are used throughout the NHS, and increasingly in social care, to improve patients’ experiences, increase access…