Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
FG is employed by Public Health England and was part of the team that developed the evidence standards framework discussed in this Comment. IJ and SR are employed by NHS England. MC is employed by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and was part of the team that developed the evidence standards framework. NP is employed by MedCity. JP is employed part-time by NICE and was part of the team that developed the evidence standards framework. We declare no other competing interests. This work was funded by NHS England. This Comment provides a commentary on the digital technology landscape that led to the commissioning of the evidence standards framework. The methods, concepts, and technical content of the framework document were developed by a project team at NICE under the direction of Alexia Tonnel. The key authors of the framework document to which summary reference is made in this Comment are: Harriet Unsworth, Bernice Dillon, Lucie Collinson, Mark Salmon, Helen Powell, Mark Campbell, John Powell, and Alexia Tonnel.