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Establishment of the Board for Health Apps is expected in Denmark
In August 2023, the Danish Regions discussed a draft bill proposed by the Ministry of the Interior and Health for consultation. Among other initiatives, the bill suggests establishing a new Board for Health Apps (Nævnet for sundhedsapps). The Board will recommend apps based on several assessment criteria, such as evidence of effect, ease of use, reasonable price, and societal value.
Overall, Danish Regions support the establishment of the Board for Health Apps. Regions state that a national guide to health apps will give citizens and healthcare professionals a better overview of health apps that can contribute to patient treatment in the healthcare system and prevention/health promotion for citizens.
It is expected that recommendations from the Board will significantly impact the adoption of health apps. Regions recommend that the Ministry consider developing an appellation procedure for negative decisions.
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