The DEmentia identification COmputerized DEcision (DECODE) software is an evidence-based clinical decision support system. It is designed to triage patients being referred to secondary care memory clinics for a dementia assessment. This technology is being evaluated as part of NICE's pilot project to evaluate digital health technologies (DHTs).
Status In progress
Process MT

Project Team

Project lead Rebecca Brookfield

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Manufacturers University of Exeter Medical School
Others Boston Scientific
  Department of Health and Social Care
  Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership
  Healthcare Improvement Scotland
  Johnson & Johnson Medical Ltd
  Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
  NHS England
  NHS Digital
Patient carer organisations Alzheimer's Research UK
  Alzheimer's Society
Professional groups Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI)
  Association of Healthcare Technology Providers for Imaging, Radiotherapy and Care (AXrEM)
  Devices for Dignity
  HealthTech Alliance
  Medical Technology Group
  The British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA)
  The Neurological Alliance


Key events during the development of the guidance:

Date Update
10 September 2019 Scope published

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