Digital Assessment Questions – Beta

A group of subject matter experts, across a number of specialist organisations developed this beta version of the Digital Assessment Questions (DAQ). They cover a series of clinical and technical standards, questions and best practice aimed to help you develop or enhance your digital product to the required and recommended standard.

These questions are currently being used for pilot purposes and in the interests of transparency we are publishing this beta version to allow app providers to see the latest thinking of this evolving assessment.

You are welcome and free to access the DAQ to assess your product against, but your results will not be submitted for review or assessment at this time.

The beta version will be updated and published to live at a later date, and will continue to evolve over time. Our ambition is that the specialist organisations will hold responsibility for maintaining and updating these questions.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has worked with partner organisations to develop a set of evidence standards for digital health technologies, including apps. They are designed to ensure new technologies are clinically effective and offer value for money to the healthcare system. They also aim to make it easier for innovators and commissioners to understand what good levels of effectiveness for digital technologies should look like.

We are working closely with NICE and their partners to incorporate these standards into future versions of the DAQ.