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 was being evaluated as part of NICE's pilot project to evaluate digital health technologies (DHTs). NICE has discontinued the evaluation of the DECODE decision support system because it is too early in the technology’s development for a health technology assessment. Please contact medtech@nice.org.uk for more information.
 
Status Discontinued
Process MT

Project Team

Project lead Rebecca Brookfield

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Stakeholders

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

Timeline

Key events during the development of the guidance:

Date Update
13 May 2020 Discontinued. 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 was being evaluated as part of NICE's pilot project to evaluate digital health technologies (DHTs). NICE has discontinued the evaluation of the DECODE decision support system because it is too early in the technology’s development for a health technology assessment. Please contact medtech@nice.org.uk for more information.
10 September 2019 Scope published

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