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WatchBP Home A for opportunistically detecting atrial fibrillation during diagnosis and monitoring of hypertension

WatchBP Home A is an oscillometric blood pressure monitor with an embedded algorithm which automatically detects pulse irregularity that may be due to symptomatic or asymptomatic atrial fibrillation. It is intended for use in measuring blood pressure to diagnose and monitor hypertension whilst simultaneously detecting the presence of atrial fibrillation. For more information please see the evaluation scope below.

Status: History
Expected date of issue: January 2013
Notification date: July 2011
Topic area:
  • Cardiovascular
  • Diagnostic procedures
 

NICE project team

Patient Involvement Lead: Laura Norburn
Analyst: Joanne Higgins
Communications Lead: Tonya Gillis
Project manager: Marlon Hope
Implementation Lead: Katie Worrall
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Provisional schedule

Submission Date: TBC
Topic Selection: 15 September 2011
Draft guidance meeting 19 July 2012
Consultation opens: 15 August 2012
Consultation ends: 12 September 2012
Final guidance meeting: 19 October 2012
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Stakeholders

NICE is developing guidance on this technology. If you would like to become a registered stakeholder in the development of guidance in this technology please complete a stakeholder registration & confidentiality form and return to us at medtech@nice.org.uk.

Registered stakeholders will be informed of key stages in the development of guidance including when documents go out to consultation or comment.

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Project history

Date Update
20 December 2012 Resolution has closed with no resolution requests received. NICE will publish guidance on Wednesday 16 January 2013.
5 November 2012 MTAC met to develop final guidance for this technology at its meeting on 19 October 2012. The final guidance will be released to stakeholders who responded to the MTCD consultation as part of the Resolution process on 28 November 2012 (for more details about the Resolution process please see section 6 of the process guide). NICE will update stakeholders of the anticipated publication date of the guidance once the resolution period has closed.
15 August 2012

The NICE Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme has undertaken an evaluation of WatchBP Home A for diagnosing and monitoring hypertension and detecting atrial fibrillation. These consultation documents contain information on the committees draft recommendations and details on how medical technology evaluations are conducted.

Consultation on these documents will open on 15 August 2012 at 9.00am and close on 12 September 2012 at 9.00am. NICE would like to receive comments on these documents from anyone who has an interest in the technology or the disease area in general.

18 May 2012 Due to a scheduling conflict, new information requested by MTAC at its meeting 15 March 2012 will now be presented to them at the committee meeting 19 July 2012.
25 April 2012 New information requested by MTAC at its meeting 15 March 2012 will now be presented to them at the committee meeting 13 June 2012.
29 March 2012 The Committee did not develop draft recommendations on the technology at its meeting on 15 March 2012  but requested further information to be presented to it at its meeting on the 11 May 2012. Revised consultation, final guidance meeting and publication dates will be available after this meeting.
17 November 2011 NICE has now published the scope for evaluating this technology. Please see below.
20 September 2011 The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is evaluating this technology. For further details on the process please see the (Process and Methods Guides).
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Key documents

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