The Organization for the Review of Care and Health Apps

Delivering safe digital health

Digital health brings new possibilities to grow, transform and innovate. The right digital health decisions will help achieve your goal, be it to reduce readmissions, increase staffing productivity or improve patient satisfaction.

But the wrong technology decision can bring significant risk to IT security, patient safety and governance. And, in a field of thousands of products, ever changing regulations, avoiding this takes time and expertise.

Organizations around the world choose to partner with the Organization for the Review of Care and Health Apps (ORCHA) to safely access the opportunities digital health offers. Our turnkey end-to-end system helps organizations to safely and successfully achieve deliver safe digital health.

Safer Digital Health

Healthcare is in the middle of a digital revolution, yet the digital health market is unregulated and only 20% of products meet quality standards.

Watch our 2 minute video to discover why healthcare associations, including the ACP and ATA, are introducing digital health frameworks. Also learn how our end-to-end technology allows us to find and review digital health technology, enabling us to build safe, compliant and trusted digital health libraries for healthcare organizations, which today hold 17,000 assessed products for health and care professionals to accurately prescribe to patients.

Digital Health Assessment Framework

In a field of 365,000 digital products, where the vast majority fall outside of existing regulations, such as the medical device regulations, federal laws and government guidance, there has been no clear way to determine if a product is safe to use. This is stopping the national adoption of digital health, particularly in the fields of condition management, clinical risk assessment and decision support.

The Digital Health Assessment Framework (DHAF) is a U.S. framework for assessing digital health technologies, including mobile apps and web-based tools used by healthcare providers and consumers, led by The American College of Physicians (ACP), the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and ORCHA!
The DHAF is intended to be an open framework, accessible for anyone to use, to support the adoption of high-quality digital health technologies and help healthcare professionals and patients make better-informed decisions about which digital health tools best suit their needs. The Framework includes components to assess privacy and security, clinical assurance and safety, and usability, and was crafted to support U.S.-specific guidelines, regulations and best practices for digital health technologies.

HIMSS venue with ORCHA logo layered on top
HIMSS venue with ORCHA logo layered on top

Why use ORCHA?

Our end-to-end system delivers the core infrastructure needed so you can safely realize the full potential of digital health.

Digital Health

Our independent digital health Review process identifies which health and care apps are quality assured and can be trusted.


Our white label Digital Health Libraries will empower your patients with high quality health and care apps, that meet their specific needs.

Built In

Our Formularies arm your Healthcare Professionals with the tools to train, find and recommend trusted digital health products.


We integrate digital health into your services to ensure the right products get to the right patients.


Procurement of digital health at scale and financial sustainability for all parties is achieved with our Dynamic Purchasing System.

What our clients and partners say

“Working with ORCHA on their new US assessment has been another positive experience for Wellmind Health. Communication and guidance from the experienced ORCHA team has been excellent, ensuring we supplied the additional documentation required for maximum relevance to the US market, and achieved the highest possible scores. Being able to prove our digital mental health and pain management tools are safe, accessible and evidence based for the US market with this recognised assessment is incredibly valuable.”

– Sarah Germaney – Account Director, Wellmind Health

What our clients and partners say

“It’s extremely challenging to keep individuals adherent to their treatment regimen or motivated to maintain healthy lifestyle choices. The always on, always available app, is key to driving that behavior, and designers will get smarter about creating platforms that keep individuals interested and even focused on their health.”

– Joe Kvedar, Professor of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School and MD, Connected Health

What our clients and partners say

“The proliferation of health apps has created challenges for healthcare providers and patients seeking to find the most appropriate, safe, and effective health apps. We are delighted to partner with ORCHA to address this critical need and give both patients and providers greater confidence in selecting safe and effective apps.”

– Ann Mond Johnson, CEO, the ATA

What our clients and partners say

“Supporting the health and care workforce is a critical priority and the ORCHA Digital Health Academy is a unique and much-needed resource that will enable primary and secondary care professionals to be confident in all things digital, keeping pace with a fast-changing and increasingly technology-focused healthcare environment.”

Uday Bose, Managing Director and Head of Human Pharma at Boehringer Ingelheim UK & Ireland

What our clients and partners say

“Our mobile health app for patients following knee injury and surgery, Curovate, was recently reviewed by ORCHA. The process of review, reflection and modification has ultimately led to a better health care mobile app for all of our users. Throughout this process, I found the ORCHA team collaborative, insightful and fair.”

– Nirtal Shah, Physiotherapist and Co-Founder, Curovate