NHSX launches assessment criteria for digital health tools

NHSX has launched in beta, a Digital Technology Assessment Criteria (DTAC) to set out how digital health and social care technologies will be assessed.


The Digital Technology Assessment Criteria for health and social care, beta (DTAC) is designed to support these stakeholders. It forms a baseline assessment criteria that validates the suitability and function of digital health technologies for use by the NHS, social care staff or directly by citizens. It replaces the existing Digital Assessment Questionnaire (DAQ) and Digital Assessment Portal (DAP).

It will be supported by the Guide to Good Practice for Digital and Data-Driven Health Technologies, which will be published in October by the NHS AI Lab. Used together they will articulate a clear ambition for the generation of digital services designed around people’s needs and which adhere to key principles of privacy, security, interoperability, clinical safety, accessibility and inclusion.

The DTAC sets a baseline for digital health and care technologies enabling both patients and the system to adopt relevant, safe and innovative technologies much more quickly.

For more information see: https://www.nhsx.nhs.uk/key-tools-and-info/designing-and-building-products-and-services/