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Digital health solutions are emerging as a key element in the future strategies of the NHS and many comparable healthcare systems. The opportunities offered by health and care apps and associated wearable devices and other sensor tech are seen as one of the major ways of helping to balance the demands that are being placed on existing healthcare services.
ORCHA are the predominant provider of health and care related App Reviews to the health and care market in the UK. The ORCHA Review provides the most comprehensive and robust objective baseline assessment of health and fitness related Apps (Apps), relative compliance with current UK standards, guidelines and best practice. Its scoring approach enables end users or health and care professionals and carers to assess one App over another. The review looks at Apps from a wide array of perspectives in order that the resultant scores offer as rich and rounded a view as possible.
With over 1500 full reviews undertaken and over 170,000 Apps filtered and assessed at some level already ORCHA covers more of this exciting landscape than any comparable organisation in the world. The ORCHA approach is unique and is the only solution that can deliver truly objective analysis of the thousands of Apps that exist in this space.
The ORCHA Reviews, undertaken by our team, are published to the general public through a series of websites that piggy back on relevant existing health and care organisations digital assets, essentially delivering a ‘Find an App’ solution to all and any digital platforms. This approach enables health and care organisations and communities to target and promote the use of digital health solutions with their populations and patients. ORCHA also provides a specific service for health and care professionals which supports the prescribing or recommendation of health and care Apps to their patients and service users.
ORCHA is rapidly becoming the defacto platform for finding, comparing and prescribing health and care Apps in the UK. It is already deployed across Lancashire in a partnership with all Lancashire CCG’s and Local Authorities. It is also scheduled to be rolled out in Essex, Yorkshire, Scotland and Staffordshire. ORCHA works in partnership with all the key players in digital health and has a number of strategic relationships with organisations tasked with the wider dissemination and use of these emerging solutions.