evidence

By Leontina Postelnicu 03:00 am May 13, 2019
There are plenty of health apps out there, but recent studies continue to indicate that only a small number are backed by evidence. In March, an analysis published in the Nature Digital Medicine journal found that only two out of 73 mental health apps studied offered “direct evidence associated with app use” – and even these fell short “of high-quality evidence obtained, for example, from...
By Leontina Postelnicu 03:06 am May 1, 2019
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has launched this week an online resource to support the development and adoption of health technologies in the UK. The new HealthTech Connect resource, which is free to use, has been created by NICE and partner organisations, including the Academic Health Science Network and the Office for Life Sciences, with funding from NHS England....

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By Leontina Postelnicu 03:10 am April 17, 2019
Innovators in the UK will be able to apply later this month for a share of £1.5m in funding through a competition that will be run by Innovate UK and the Office for Life Sciences to help SMEs build an evidence base for their medical devices, diagnostics and digital technologies. The aim is to support developers in their efforts to get their products commissioned within the health service. How it...