This document describes an evidence standards framework (ESF) for digital health technologies (DHTs). It was developed by NICE between June 2018 and February 2019 in collaboration with NHS England, Public Health England and MedCity. The work was commissioned by NHS England.
In August 2022, we updated the framework and the user guide to include artificial intelligence (AI) and data-driven technologies with adaptive algorithms. We aligned it with regulatory requirements and made it easier to use. We also outlined a subset of early deployment standards that can be used within evidence generation programmes.
For further details, see update information.
Find out how to use the framework in the ESF user guide.