The First Digital Mental Health Framework launches with an eye on eMental Health activation
Our partner, The Mental Health Commission of Canada has launched its digital mental health app assessment framework. World leading in scope, Canada is leading the charge as it takes active steps to improving access to quality eMental Health technologies to the benefit of millions of Canadians.
The commission created the assessment framework in collaboration with diverse stakeholders across Canada — including people with lived and living experience — and with the support of ORCHA.
Its 7 main standards:
1. Data and privacy
2. Clinical evidence
3. Clinical safety
4. Usability and accessibility
5. Security and technical stability
6. Cultural safety, social responsibility, and equity
7. Enhanced data sovereignty
You can find out more about the framework at: App Assessment – Mental Health Commission of Canada.
We are delighted to share some exciting news with you today.
It is our great pleasure to announce that Pete Rowse has been appointed as our new Chairman. With a 30-year track record in managing high-growth international companies across technology, clean energy and logistics industries, Pete will be instrumental in helping ORCHA to achieve its vision.
“I’m delighted to be joining ORCHA at such an exciting time. Liz, Tim and the team have built ORCHA from scratch to become the world’s number one technology provider for delivering safe digital health.
ORCHA’s work with its partners and customers is creating accessibility to digital health for patients and transformational efficiency benefits to healthcare providers. I’m very much looking forward to working with the team to further drive the growth and accelerate the international expansion.”
As our new Chairman, Pete’s visionary leadership and strategic insights will play a critical role in shaping ORCHA’s future direction. We are confident that his expertise will further strengthen our commitment to excellence and drive our organization to even greater success.
On behalf of the entire ORCHA team, we extend a warm welcome and are thrilled to have him on board. We are excited about the positive impact he will have on our partnerships and the broader healthcare industry.
Please join us in embracing this new chapter at ORCHA and stay tuned for the exceptional opportunities that lie ahead. Together with Pete’s guidance, we are confident in our ability to continue delivering innovative solutions and making a meaningful difference in the world of digital health.
Thank you for your continued support and collaboration.
Faced with an aging population, shortage of healthcare professionals, and employee burnout, the healthcare industry today must keep patients healthy and satisfied with squeezed margins and staffing shortages. Providers are using creative solutions to address the shortage, including turning to digital technologies to relieve pressure on services and build a more sustainable system.
As with the right digital health vendor management, technology can transform services, reducing demands on staff, whilst improving patient outcomes. Imagine every one of your patients being able to access high-quality support via the cell phone in their pocket; helping to better manage their health and giving your team a clearer picture of their experiences between appointments.
However, despite encouraging signs, progress towards improving digital capabilities within healthcare is slow. Only half of providers have established a digital health strategy.1
So, what is stopping the wholesale adoption of digital health in health care services? Where are the barriers? And where are the opportunities? ORCHA has commissioned a Poll of US residents, to better understand the nation’s use of and attitudes to digital health.
Download our report to discover: