London, March 5th - This week the National Institute for Clinical Excellence’s (NICE) released the latest update of the Evidence Standards Framework for Digital Health Technologies, with SilverCloud Health being singled out as an exemplar of best practice for effectiveness and outcomes at the highest grade of Tier 3B.
This weeks’ release was the first update to the framework since its launch in December 2018, and, for the first time, it includes 20 detailed case studies with only four making the highest grade of Tier 3B. The aims of the standards are to establish a framework for evaluating clinically effective digital health solutions that can also offer economic value to the health and care system. The framework was produced by NICE in collaboration with NHS England, Public Health England, Digital Health London and MedCity. It also includes a budget impact template to help healthcare providers assess the value and cost-effectiveness of digital technologies.
The four grades of evidence range from those that provide no measurable patient outcomes but provide services to the health and care system all the way to those providing treatment, active monitoring, diagnosis and decision support.
SilverCloud provides digital mental health for over 250,000 patients with over 750,000 hours spent using the solution and over 4,000,000 clinical interactions, culminating in over 16 published research papers.
Dr. Lloyd Humphreys, Head of Europe for SilverCloud, said: “It is globally recognised that NICE set the highest bar when it comes to ensuring safe, effective and economical interventions. We are delighted that 16 years of research, hard work and passion for changing mental health care has resulted in this recognition by NICE. It is thanks to our world-leading clinical research team and the culmination of the largest data set of any digital mental health solution that this has been possible”
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Dr Lloyd Humphreys
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About SilverCloud Health:
SilverCloud Health is a multi-award-winning global health tech company; since launching in 2012 it has gone on to support 200 organisations across its global customer base, delivering a suite of over 30 clinically effective online programmes with up to 70% recovery rates. Today, SilverCloud Health’s extensive library of evidence-based programmes address a broad spectrum of conditions such as stress, depression and anxiety as well as specific programmes for long-term chronic conditions (diabetes, COPD, and chronic pain). Over 15 years of academic research and clinically led randomised controlled trials (RCT) demonstrate SilverCloud Health programmes are extremely effective, engaging for patients and provide positive outcomes on a par with face-to-face therapy.