Guidance: Digital and data-driven health and care technology

Published 5 September 2018 Last updated 19 January 2021 +show all updates 19 January 2021 Updated the guidance on anonymisation of personal data in Section 6 (data protection). 14 January 2021 Updated the guidance on anonymisation of personal data in Section 6 (data protection). 6 January 2021 The guidance has been updated throughout and the document title has changed. The principles relating to data in the original Code of Conduct for Data-Driven Health and Care Technologies have been grouped under Principles 6 and 7 in this document. Guidance on technical assurance, clinical safety, and regulation has been expanded and now comprise their own chapters. The document has been…

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Guidance: Digital and data-driven health and care technology

Published 5 September 2018 Last updated 14 January 2021 +show all updates 14 January 2021 Updated the guidance on anonymisation of personal data in Section 6 (data protection). 6 January 2021 The guidance has been updated throughout and the document title has changed. The principles relating to data in the original Code of Conduct for Data-Driven Health and Care Technologies have been grouped under Principles 6 and 7 in this document. Guidance on technical assurance, clinical safety, and regulation has been expanded and now comprise their own chapters. The document has been updated to reflect the latest position, for example, in light of Brexit and the creation of…

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Guidance: Digital and data-driven health and care technology

Published 5 September 2018 Last updated 6 January 2021 +show all updates 6 January 2021 The guidance has been updated throughout and the document title has changed. The principles relating to data in the original Code of Conduct for Data-Driven Health and Care Technologies have been grouped under Principles 6 and 7 in this document. Guidance on technical assurance, clinical safety, and regulation has been expanded and now comprise their own chapters. The document has been updated to reflect the latest position, for example, in light of Brexit and the creation of the Centre for Improving Data Collaboration. 18 July 2019 Principle 10 has been updated. When the…

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NHS population screening programmes: digital information

Introduction Public Health England (PHE) is supporting the NHS to provide more screening information to the public digitally rather than using printed leaflets. This is because: it is part of the government’s ‘digital by default’ commitment we want to meet public expectations for digital information digital information can be more engaging and better tailored to the individual we can save money that could be better used elsewhere Digital information has also been particularly beneficial during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, when face-to-face contact between the public and health professionals has been greatly reduced. We have created digital alternatives for information on the NHS population screening programmes to help local…

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Choose evaluation methods: evaluating digital health products

This guidance is part of a guide to evaluating digital health products. These resources look at 4 main types of study. If you are unfamiliar with them, read about each one before choosing your method. You can also combine methods. 1. Descriptive studies Understand how things are going. These types of studies describe what is going on. They can give you descriptive statistics (what proportion, how many, how much), or investigate correlations: relationships between variables. Descriptive studies are weaker at providing evidence of cause and effect. They can’t tell you what would have happened if you had done something else, for example, if a different product would have…

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Design your evaluation: evaluating digital health products

This page is part of a guide to evaluating digital health products. Decide what data to collect You will need to work out how to collect the data you need for your evaluation. This may mean balancing the effectiveness of different data collection methods against the time and resources needed to carry them out. Whether you want to run evaluation yourself or commissioning an external team, you should design your product to collect the data you need. Considering these practicalities will make your evaluation simpler to run: Develop your product with evaluation in mind This is best practice. Find out what you need to evaluate and make sure…

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Press release: £16 million to introduce digital prescribing in hospitals

Digital prescribing systems will replace outdated paper prescriptions, improving patient safety and reducing errors The NHS is on course to eliminate paper prescribing in hospitals and achieve the NHS Long Term Plan commitment to introduce digital prescribing across the entire NHS by 2024More patients and healthcare staff will benefit from single electronic hospital patient records as 16 trusts across England receive a share of nearly 16 million to introduce e-prescribing.These complete, single electronic records have helped improve patient safety across the NHS and save staff time, which they can spend on patients.Instead of relying on handwritten notes and paper medicine charts, staff can now quickly access potentially life-saving…

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Press release: New funding to help hospitals introduce digital prescribing

To mark World Patient Safety Day today, Minister Nadine Dorries confirms 8.7 million to help 7 NHS trusts introduce digital patient records to hospitals E-prescribing has already been rolled out to over 130 NHS trusts The new technology helps the NHS to access patient history and prescribe medication digitally, which can reduce errors by up to 30%More patients and healthcare staff will benefit from single electronic patient records as 7 hospital trusts receive a share of 8.7 million to introduce digital records and e-prescribing, Minister for Patient Safety Nadine Dorries announced today on World Patient Safety Day.The roll-out has already been introduced to over 130 NHS trusts, and…

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