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US digital health national attitudes and behavior research 2023
ORCHA has commissioned a Poll of US residents, to better understand the nation’s use of and attitudes to digital health.
Mental Health Commission of Canada Launches Digital Mental Health Framework
Our partner, The Mental Health Commission of Canada has launched its digital mental health app assessment framework.
ORCHA Welcomes Pete Rowse as its new Chairman
It is our great pleasure to announce that Pete Rowse has been appointed as our new Chairman. On behalf of the entire ORCHA team, we extend a warm welcome and are thrilled to have him on board.
Digital Health in the US Attitudes and Behavior Report 2023
ORCHA has commissioned a Poll of US residents, to better understand the nation’s use of and attitudes to digital health.
Landmark study: health apps help diabetes patients reduce blood sugar
Researchers from ORCHA have found that blood glucose levels can be reduced when patients use digital health tools alongside their standard medication.
ORCHA Health CEO and Co-Founder Liz Ashall-Payne to Join Panel of Healthcare Experts at ViVE2023
The CEO and Co-Founder of ORCHA Health, Liz Ashall-Payne, has been announced as a panelist at the 2023 ViVE conference that will take place from March 26 – March 29, 2023, in Nashville, Tennessee.
Data security of period tracking apps
The assessment team at ORCHA has examined the privacy policies of 25 period tracker apps and revealed significant flaws.
84% of 25 Women’s Health Period Tracker Apps Share Data with Third Parties
A research team at ORCHA, the Organization for the Review of Care and Health Apps, has examined the privacy policies of 25 period tracker apps and revealed significant flaws.
New Digital Health Assessment Framework Launches in the US
ORCHA collaborate with major U.S. Bodies in delivery of pilot
HIMSS 22, Orlando: ORCHA discusses how to deliver safe digital health
ORCHA is delighted to have been part of HIMSS 22, which took place in Orlando from 14-18 March 2022. The event brought members of the healthcare ecosystem together from all over the world to consider how people, technology and best practices can advance healthcare
American Telemedicine Association partners with ORCHA to launch US digital health framework
The ATA announce a new partnership with ORCHA to create a review process for the U.S. to enable healthcare providers, insurers, and employers to give patients access to safe and effective health apps
ORCHA CEO speaks at HIMSS on regulation for innovation
Our Founding CEO, Liz Ashall-Payne, recently spoke at HIMSS on the topic of regulation for innovation in the US, alongside other leaders in the digital health space. Click to watch the full video
ORCHA speaks at European mHealth Hub’s Hub Talks 2021: Digital Health Assessment Frameworks
Discussing European digital health assessment frameworks, including projects that ORCHA has worked on in the Nordics, Netherlands and Israel
How do Digital Health Standards Assess Evidence?
An international snapshot of how evidence is defined around the world
Digital Health Accreditation in the Netherlands
Improving the lives of those living with a mental health condition
Patients Seek Digital Health to Reduce Pressure on Healthcare Services
ORCHA commissioned research to ask people in the UK what they think of digital health
Dubai Health Centre to spearhead growth of digital health in UAE
Citizens and expats based in Dubai will have access to the Middle East’s first digital health library, thanks to a ground-breaking partnership between the Osteopathic Health Centre, Dubai, and ORCHA.
ORCHA’s digital health insights featured in national newspapers
ORCHA’s digital health insights featured in national newspapers. Only around 20% of health and care apps are safe, secure, and meet clinical standards
ORCHA featured in the DIT’s ‘First 100’ Digital Health Playbook
ORCHA featured in the DIT’s ‘First 100’ Digital Health Playbook.The campaign, launched by the Department for International Trade (DIT), articulates the exportable strengths that the UK has in healthtech.
Digital Medicine Technologies for Mental Health & Stress Management: Video
ORCHA’s George Kowalski discusses digital health solutions for mental health.
Best-in-Class Apps for London’s Digital Mental Wellbeing Service
Good Thinking, London’s Digital Mental Well-being Service, worked closely with ORCHA to identify the best in class apps.
Which digital for mental health recovery action plans?
Which digital for mental health recovery action plans? Our mental health report lists 5 top quality apps to help with: anxiety, depression, teen mental health and self-harm.
Digital health for cancer services: Report
Digital health for cancer services: Report. Find out how the benefits of digital health can help in cancer services.
365 days since lockdown
365 days since lockdown. Exploring the milestones in digital health since the Prime Minister’s decision to place the UK in lockdown measures on 16 March 2020.
Health apps for long COVID self-management: Report
Discover the impact of long COVID in services today. Amongst 3.9 million confirmed COVID-19 cases, it is estimated that around one in five experience symptoms that last for five weeks or longer
ORCHA features in BBC News article: ‘Most healthcare apps are not up to NHS standards’
Under which criteria do many apps fall down?
New ORCHA V6 Review Incorporates the Latest Standards
Today, ORCHA launches its latest platform update, Version 6. ORCHA Libraries only display reviews using this new criteria
ORCHA Co-Authors Mental Health Research Paper with the University of Cambridge
ORCHA Co-Authors Mental Health Research Paper with the University of Cambridge, published in ‘Frontiers in Digital Health: ‘Early warning signs of a mental health tsunami: A coordinated response’
Digital in Weight Management Services: BDA and ORCHA Report
Why do only 21% of weight management apps meet standards?
COVID-19: Digital Health Trends & 2021 Opportunities Report
COVID-19: Digital Health Trends & 2021 Opportunities Report. What trends emerged in 2020 and what is predicted for 2021?
MindTech 2020: The changing appetite for psychological mHealth solutions
Health Economist Simon Leigh presents his research and findings into the appetite for psychological mHealth solutions.
Open call for products capable of delivering NHS Digital Health Checks
ORCHA is working with Public Health England to identify digital health products and services that are capable of delivering or supporting the delivery of the key elements of the current NHS Health Check. If you have a product that can help with NHS Digital Health Checks, we want to hear from you!
ORCHA Published in Healthcare Enablers 2020
The book explores how we can work together to make healthcare technology an integral part of our healthcare system.
Behavior change: digital health interventions
In our latest newsletter we summarise the guidance and share with you how Staffordshire Council has embedded digital health into its behaviour change services and is seeing a real impact.
Top 5 actions from the new NICE guidelines
We’ve summarised the 5 most significant points from this helpful and practical tool for anyone developing, commissioning, or using digital health.
ORCHA CEO features in UK-Japan Symposium on Data-Driven Health
ORCHA CEO features in UK-Japan Symposium on Data-Driven Health. Read the full write-up of the key messages to emerge from the conference, featuring Liz Ashall-Payne’s insights.
Digital Health for Winter Pressures
Digital health for winter pressures. How can those at greatest risk access digital tools to help better manage their health?
ORCHA works with Nordic Innovation to launch Nordic Digital Health & Medication Platform
ORCHA works with Nordic Innovation to launch Nordic Digital Health & Medication Platform, an accreditation and distribution service for health apps.
Digital health and COVID-19: opportunity and threat
How can we overcome the accreditation gap to safely and effectively accelerate the adoption of digital health?
ORCHA approved as a digital marketplace supplier on the government’s G-Cloud 12
ORCHA approved as a digital marketplace supplier on the government’s G-Cloud 12 framework. As a supplier on the Digital Marketplace, ORCHA’s services can be purchased by any central government, local council, NHS Trust or public sector body.
How to introduce apps into a clinical pathway
Dr Tamsin Brown explores the demand for health apps and discusses potential solutions.
ORCHA CEO featured in OBI Property’s HealthTech Roundtable
ORCHA CEO featured in OBI Property’s HealthTech Roundtable. How can HealthTech power the North in a post-COVID world, and how will COVID-19 transform the HealthTech sector?
COVID-19: Digital Health Trends Report
Since COVID-19 arrived, there has been a 25% rise in health app downloads, from 4 to 5 million every day. But what are the trends behind this headline figure?
mHealth 2030 Report
mHealth 2030 Report. We ask worldwide leaders from across mHealth: what will the next decade bring?
The best technology to augment mental health services
The best technology to augment mental health services. Dr Tom Micklewright discusses his views on apps that have scored well in ORCHA’s Review.
What is the health of mental health apps?
What is the health of mental health apps? Amongst the 3,857 mental health apps available in unregulated app stores, only a small proportion meet ORCHA’s quality threshold.
ORCHA partners with NHS London Procurement Partnership
Which health categories have been added to the Dynamic…
Study ranks what NHS professionals require to adopt digital health
Study ranks what NHS professionals require to adopt digital health. Two barriers to mHealth prescription revealed.
Best Apps for Helping Self-Management of Diabetes at Home
GP Dr Tom Micklewright discusses his views on three apps for managing diabetes that have scored well in ORCHA’s Review.
Task group driving digital health readiness
A new task group, led by CECOPS CIC*, has been formed to drive forward the much needed digital health readiness agenda.
British Lung Foundation launch technology hub to support people with lung conditions
British Lung Foundation launch technology hub to support people with lung conditions to help manage their condition better at home.
The Association of UK Dietitians Launches App Library
The Association of UK Dietitians launches App Library to help people to access wellbeing help during COVID-19.
Best Health Apps for Paediatrics
Dr Tamsin Holland Brown demonstrates and shares her personal views of how these apps can benefit children’s health and wellbeing.
NeLL & ORCHA to optimize App Checking Process
NeLL & ORCHA are planning to bring together their expertise to provide guidance on the digitalisation of care pathways.
Is Digital Health in your Return to School Plan?
Is digital health in your return to school plan? An increasing number of schools are using digital health as a proactive measure to support their students’ mental and physical health.
COVID-19 Quarterly Digital Health Trends
COVID-19 quarterly digital health trends. We share our data insights from the first quarter on since COVID-19 came to the UK.
How to access your Digital Healthy Schools app library
How to access your Digital Healthy Schools app library. Empower young people to embrace and responsibly use apps to support their own health and wellbeing.
Guest Article: How Enhanced Software Application Can Benefit the Patient Experience
Guest Article written by Cloe Matheson: How enhanced software application can benefit the patient experience.
COVID-19 App Developers Discover Loophole in App Store Regulations
During COVID-19 pandemic, app developers discover loophole in app store regulations, in order to get their apps to market
GP Demonstrates 3 Apps for Managing Heart Health at Home
Dr Tom Micklewright discusses his views on three apps for managing heart health that have scored well in ORCHA’s Review.
Northern Ireland Health Minister Announces New Health App Library Launch
Northern Ireland Health Minister Announces New Health App Library Launch, as part of the NI Government’s COVID-19 response.
A rise in UK health and care services introducing an App Library
ORCHA is seeing a growing number of UK health and care services introducing bespoke App Libraries to help their patients, professionals and service users find the best health and care apps during COVID-19 crisis.
Our vision for the new NHS Digital Health Technology Standard
ORCHA’s call to NHSX: Our vision for the new NHS Digital Health Technology Standard. We are excited by what can be achieved.
ORCHA Launches COVID-19 Health App Formulary
ORCHA today launches a health app formulary to help healthcare professionals and consumers know which COVID-19 health apps they can trust.
Apps for Remote Physiotherapy
Learn more about apps for remote physiotherapy that have scored well in ORCHA’s Review. Apps can be used effectively, improving a patient’s physical and mental health.
Video: The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Launches App Library
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) has recently launched an App Library to enable its 59,000 members to take a leadership role in incorporating digital technology in their practice.
GP Demonstrates 3 Apps for Remote Asthma Management
Dr Tom Micklewright discusses his views on three apps…
Apps to help the vulnerable
We are running a series of webinars in the upcoming weeks to help health and care workers learn about which apps can provide the best support to their vulnerable communities, and how to recommend them to patients and service users.
Coronavirus: Apps to help the elderly
Coronavirus: Apps to help the elderly. With people over 70 and those with underlying health conditions to stay at home, digital health resources have never been so important to manage conditions and help wellbeing.
Coronavirus: Apps to help children and young people
Coronavirus: Apps to help children and young people. As schools across the UK close to most children, 8.2 million young people will now be kept at home.
Digital Healthy Schools: Your Questions, Answered
Implementation Manager Saira Arif answers our most frequently asked questions for the Digital Healthy Schools programme.
5 minutes with… Ms Claire Parkinson
We spoke to Ms Claire Parkinson, Associate Assistant Headteacher at Ashton Community Science College, about how her school has found the Digital Healthy School programme
Digital Healthy Schools: App of the Month
We are introducing a new ‘App of the Month’ feature to Digital Healthy Schools to allow students to get involved with safe digital health and get their views across.
Coronavirus: Apps to help self-management
With fewer patients attending general practices in person, and an increasing number of people choosing to self-isolate at home, digital health resources offer a practical tool that can be called upon for remote self-management.
Best health apps for sleep
World Sleep Day – ORCHA’s best health apps for sleep. Top-scoring apps to help patients improve sleeping patterns.
February/March News Digest
February/March News Digest. The most significant digital health market developments from the past month.
March 2020 Digital Health Events
March 2020 digital health events. If you want to attend an event to stay abreast of the market, here are our recommendations.
How is ORCHA Unlocking the Power of Digital Health?
How is ORCHA unlocking the power of digital health? Watch our two minute video to find out more about our testing process and how we work with 25% of NHS organisations and health bodies worldwide to unlock the power of digital health!
Webinar Catch-up: Building an App Library for People Living with Dementia
Webinar Catch-up: Building an App Library for People Living with Dementia. Watch again and download the slides.
Workshops: Beyond Algorithmic Systems and Trust
Workshops: Beyond Algorithmic Systems and Trust. Join our workshop with commissioners of mental health services.
ORCHA to Sponsor SEHTA’s International MedTech Expo
ORCHA will be sponsoring SEHTA’s 2020 International MedTech Expo & Conference. Come and join us at this prestigious event to meet other like-minded SMEs
Global Health App Evaluator, ORCHA, Exhibits Apps Library at Arab Health 2020
Global Health App Evaluator, ORCHA, Exhibits Apps Library at Arab Health 2020. ORCHA Co-Founder and CEO, Liz Ashall-Payne, will be exhibiting our digital health solution alongside Business Development Lead, George Kowalski, as part of the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSN).
January 2020 Digital Health Events
January 2020 Digital Health Events. If you want to attend an event to stay abreast of the market, we recommend attending ORCHA’s recommendations for the month ahead.
New Year News
Our team of experts give consumers, professionals and health and care bodies advice on finding the best apps. Keep up to date with the most significant market developments.
3 apps for New Year’s Resolutions
ORCHA tests more apps than anyone else. Here are three top scoring apps that will help kick-start New Year’s resolutions.
ORCHA in Top 20 North West ‘Companies to Watch out for in 2020’
ORCHA in Top 20 North West ‘Companies to Watch out for in 2020’. We are proud to stand alongside some fantastic, innovative companies.
Accessible Apps: Which Languages are Most Supported?
ORCHA understands the need for health app which are supported in multiple languages. What are the top 5 most supported languages for apps on ORCHA’s App Library?
ORCHA CEO elected for techUK Health and Social Care Council
Liz will work with the other Council members to…
Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health to Launch Safe mHealth Platform with ORCHA
Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health to launch safe mHealth platform with ORCHA, facilitating the successful integration of digital care into patient pathways.
Raising Vital Funds: Join our ‘appy Christmas Challenge for MSF
Help us raise money for Medecins Sans Frontieres: Join our ‘appy Christmas Challenge for MSF. For every participant we’ll make a donation.
ORCHA Highly Commended in Business Culture Awards
This year, ORCHA is delighted to have been Highly Commended in the Technology and Analytics category at the Business Culture Awards.
Top Tips for App Developers: Goal Setting
Top tips for app developers: Goal Setting. To help app developers produce the best apps, we’re sharing tips from important aspects of our Review.
Diet and Weight Loss Apps Rating Map
ORCHA has reviewed more than 170 of the market’s most downloaded Level 2 Diet and Weight Loss Apps to see if there is scope for digital health interventions, such as mHealth apps, to contribute towards combating obesity.
New EU Medical Device Regulations Seminar
ORCHA and SEHTA will be holding an mHealth App Developer Seminar on EU Medical Device Regulations. Are you prepared for the changes coming into effect soon?
November Digital Health Events
If you want to attend an event to stay abreast of the digital health market, we recommend attending our recommendations for November.
Latest news from ORCHA!
Our team of experts pick the most significant digital health market developments from over the past month.
Improving Me – Women’s Health Case Study
Improving Me – Women’s health case study. Dr Devender Roberts discusses the impact apps can make in the delivery of maternity care.
3 Top Apps for Women’s Health
Fertility Awareness Week – 3 top apps for women’s health. Take a look at our videos of three top scoring women’s health apps on ORCHA’s App Library.
ORCHA a Partner for Digital Health Society Summit
We are delighted to be a partner for the Digital Health Society Summit. The Digital Health Society Summit connects digital health and data initiatives in Europe.
ORCHA App Zone showcases the ‘need to know’ health apps
ORCHA curated and hosted App Zone at HETT19 conference, showcasing the ‘need to know’ health apps on our extensive App Library.
Video: NHS London Procurement Partnership launches purchasing system for health apps
Video: NHS London Procurement Partnership launches purchasing system for health apps. Steve Dunkerley, Category Director Clinical Digital Solutions.
ORCHA and NeLL: working together on the international development of reliable digital care
ORCHA and NeLL: working together on the international development of reliable digital care. Optimally integrating digital healthcare applications into existing healthcare processes.
Applying Solutions to the NHS: An Interview with Liz Ashall-Payne
What is ORCHA’s solution to the digital health challenges of awareness, access, trust and governance? Applying Solutions to the NHS: An Interview with Liz Ashall-Payne
NHS London Procurement Partnership invites tenders for health and social care apps
NHS London Procurement Partnership invites tenders for health and social care apps. Find out what this means and how to apply.
Top Tips for App Developers: Privacy Settings
How to personalise an app experience with privacy settings. We’re sharing tips to help app developers produce the best apps.
App Regulation: GDPR
As a developer, staying up to date with the latest app regulations and standards is essential. We highlight the importance of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Mental Health Apps Rating Map
Mental health apps rating map. ORCHA has reviewed more than 350 of the market’s most downloaded, Level 4 Mental Health apps.
Launching ORCHA Connect
Launching ORCHA Connect. Let us connect you to a suitable specialist supplier proven to deliver results to developers.
Top 3 Dementia Apps
Three top scoring apps, reviewed by ORCHA, that are designed to help people with dementia and their carers.
Case Study: HSCNI Apps 4 Dementia
Case Study: HSCNI Apps 4 Dementia. We’re sharing how health apps can make a practical difference to people living with dementia and their carers.
ORCHA at NHS Expo 2019!
We can’t wait to exhibit at NHS Expo in the AHSN Network Innovation Exchange Zone where we will demonstrate ORCHA’s Solution for trusted mHealth adoption.
MIND appoints ORCHA to address the Dutch ‘jungle’ of health apps
MIND, Dutch Foundation for Mental Health, has signed a cooperation agreement with ORCHA to provide an app signposting platform, providing an overview through the Dutch ‘jungle’ of apps and other e-health applications that promote mental health.
ORCHA to host App Zone at HETT 2019
ORCHA to host App Zone at HETT 2019 – Meet the developers with top scoring apps on ORCHA’s extensive App Library!
Top Tips for App Developers: Personalisation
To help app developers produce the best apps, we’re sharing tips. Tip #3: How to personalise an app experience.
App Regulation: NICE’s Evidence Standards Framework
Key points to consider when incorporating NICE’s Evidence Standards Framework into app development.
Blood Pressure Apps Rating Map
Blood pressure apps rating map. We’ve reviewed more than 120 of the market’s most downloaded heart and blood vessels apps, looking at 226 criteria across three main components.
ORCHA Health – Clinical Leads
ORCHA Health – Clinical Leads job vacancy. Are you a Clinician looking for a new challenge? Have you thought about working in the exciting and rapidly growing world of digital health?
3 Apps to Tackle Summer Pressures
Here are three top scoring apps that are designed to help people better manage their health in the summer months.
Case Study: Fitmums and Friends
Learn more about Fitmums’ work with ORCHA to help its members access a wide range of safe and effective health apps to further embed health into their everyday lives.
ORCHA Launches User Experience Project with App Developers
What does a ‘good’ app look like? ORCHA awarded grant, launches user experience project with app developers.
What are ORCHA’s Best Diabetes Apps?
ORCHA’s App Library cuts through the noise by showing which apps, out of the thousands available, are safe to use. Look at 5 of the top apps for diabetes management, based on our ORCHA Review.
Top Tips for App Developers: Navigation
To help app developers produce the best apps, we’re sharing tips to set your app apart from the rest!
3 Minutes With: Dr Taz Aldawoud
We spoke with Dr Taz Aldawoud, Bradford GP and Clinical Board Member at NHS Bradford Districts CCG, to understand why the CCG is turning to apps and what is important for them.
Top Tips for App Developers: Presentation
Here at ORCHA, we’re continuously testing and questioning apps. We’re sharing tips to set your app apart from the rest!
3 Minutes With: Rachel Dunscombe
Rachel and her colleague, Jim Ritchie, explain how they led the introduction of health apps at one of NHS England’s global digital exemplars (GDEs).
Femtech Apps Rating Map
Femtech apps rating map. We’ve reviewed more than 200 of the market’s most downloaded women’s health apps.
App Regulation: Care Quality Commission
App Regulation: Care Quality Commission. Staying up to date with the latest app regulations and standards is essential for app developers.
Dementia Apps Rating Map
Last year the dementia app market was an estimated £1.5 billion. ORCHA has reviewed more than 40 of the market’s most downloaded dementia apps.
ORCHA’s Top 10 Tips to Make a Great Health and Care App
ORCHA’s Top 10 Tips to Make a Great Health and Care App. Navigate your way to making your app one of the best on the market.
ORCHA Approved as a Digital Marketplace Supplier on the Government’s G-Cloud 11
ORCHA Approved as a Digital Marketplace Supplier on the Government’s G-Cloud 11. Find out what this means and how to engage.
Our Chapter in SEHTA’s ‘2019 Accessing the NHS Guide’
Our Chapter in SEHTA’s ‘2019 Accessing the NHS Guide’, which gives advice to health technology SMEs wanting to access the NHS.
New ORCHA Health App Quality Mark
To help health professionals and users spot apps that exceed our quality threshold, we’ve created a badge to help people to quickly and easily recognise the apps that have a good performance level across our criteria.
Health Apps in Suicide Prevention with Papyrus Prevention of Young Suicide
Papyrus discusses how ORCHA’s provision of a digital health tool allows their advisors to recommend apps to young people directly.
What are the best pregnancy apps?
What are the best pregnancy apps? Want to find the best pregnancy apps but don’t know where to start? ORCHA is your trusted health app guide.
CEO Liz Ashall-Payne Discusses ORCHA’s Review Accreditation Engine in HIMSS Interview
What makes ORCHA unique? CEO Liz Ashall-Payne Discusses ORCHA’s Review Accreditation Engine in HIMSS Interview
Important Standards and Regulations for App Developers
As a developer, staying up to date with the latest app regulations and standards is essential. We’d like to make this easier for you.
Research in npj Digital Medicine journal parallels ORCHA’s vision for validated health apps
Research in npj Digital Medicine journal by American research university, Johns Hopkins University and affiliates parallels ORCHA’s vision for validated health apps.
Brian O’Connor Appointed Chair at Health App Watchdog ORCHA
Health app watchdog ORCHA is delighted to announce the appointment of Brian O’Connor as Non Executive Chairman.
eGP Learning Reviews ORCHA!
Take a look at eGP Learning’s video on how to prescribe health apps safely using ORCHA. eGP Learning provides a range of services to help with technology-enhanced primary care and learning.
ORCHA Published in The Lancet Digital Health
ORCHA conducted its first study of healthcare professionals’ views regarding digital health. This research has been published in The Lancet Digital Health.
News from ORCHA
News from ORCHA. Here we highlight the most significant digital health market developments and news from over the past month.
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust on Using Safe Mental Health Apps
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust on Using Safe Mental Health Apps. Dr Jessica Dean, Renal Clinical Psychologist, explains the dangers of using untested health apps in mental health.
3 Apps to Improve Men’s Health
3 apps to improve men’s health. Health apps enable men to better understand and take control of their health.
ORCHA’s Upcoming June Events
ORCHA’s upcoming June events. If you want to stay abreast of the digital health market, we recommend attending these events.
Apps to support Mental Health Awareness Week
ORCHA has developed an extensive app library, including thousands of mental health apps, so that everyone can easily access the safest, most trustworthy and effective apps for their individual health needs.
ORCHA CEO Interview: Health App Innovators have to “step-up”
ORCHA CEO Interview: Health App Innovators have to “step-up”. ORCHA’s CEO, Liz Ashall-Payne, was recently interviewed by MobiHealthNews, in which she discussed the health app landscape.
Connecting the dots in Maternity and Baby Care
ORCHA recently participated in Digital Health Society’s Online Workshop ‘Connecting the dots in Maternity and Baby Care’.
Mersey Care has an App for That
Mersey Care has an app for that. Senior clinicians at Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust have partnered with ORCHA, the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Applications.
How Bolton NHS Foundation Trust is choosing apps
Bolton NHS Foundation Trust has rolled out apps across its hospital and community services, helping its self-management approach.
Merseyside Innovation Awards
We are absolutely thrilled to announce that ORCHA is the March winner for the Merseyside Innovation Award (MIA)!
ORCHA Featured in Digital Health News
After recently sponsoring The Royal Society of Medicine’s ‘Medical Apps: Mainstreaming Innovation’ event on Thursday 4th April 2019, ORCHA has now been featured in Digital Health’s news report on the event.
ORCHA CEO is Women in Technology FINALIST for Inspire Awards 2019
ORCHA CEO is Women in Technology finalist for Inspire Awards 2019. The Inspire Women Awards, now in its fifth year, celebrate inspirational women in wider Bolton, Greater Manchester and Lancashire.
ORCHA to Speak at Best of North West Tech Event
ORCHA’s Clinical Implementation Manager, Lisa Simmons, will be speaking at BusinessCloud’s Best of North West Tech event in Manchester.
ORCHA’s Weekly News Roundup #2
ORCHA’s Weekly News Roundup #2. Interesting articles from the past week so that you can keep up-to-date with everything digital health.
ORCHA to Sponsor Royal Society of Medicine Event
ORCHA is sponsoring the Royal Society of Medicine’s ‘Medical Apps: Mainstreaming Innovation’ event. The event will examine the growing role that apps play in healthcare delivery, and the constantly changing regulatory landscape of health apps.
Embracing the Landscape of Health Apps
Read on for an insight into the landscape of digital health, and watch Liz’s interview with Health Tech Digital below to find out more.
Liz Ashall-Payne named in prestigious BIMA 100 for 2019
ORCHA is delighted to announce that Liz Ashall-Payne has been named by an independent panel of industry experts in prestigious BIMA 100 for 2019.
NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme Includes ORCHA
The introduction of apps has been successful; uptake has been high, and coaches report that apps are helping to better embed practical changes into participants’ lives.
NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme Includes ORCHA
NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme includes ORCHA. The team identified that health apps could strengthen the course.
Our Top 3 Reproductive Health Apps
ORCHA tests more apps than anyone else, looking at effectiveness, safety and security. Here are three apps designed to help people with their reproductive health concerns.
LMA Case study – ORCHA in a University
LMA video case study – ORCHA in a University. Listen to staff and pupils discuss how they are finding and using brilliant apps.
CEO Liz Ashall Payne Makes the 301 Female Tech Trailblazer List
CEO Liz Ashall Payne makes BusinessCloud 301 Female Tech Trailblazer List of the UK top female entrepreneurs and pioneers of tech.
Encouraging Uptake of Health Apps Across the NHS
Eleanor Smith MP chaired a parliamentary roundtable discussion on Tuesday 16 October 2018, supported by Roche Diabetes Care.
Choose Apps This Winter
Apps can offer patients a simple and quick way to improve their self-management and choose the right services, reducing winter pressures.
Educating the next generation around health apps
Educating the next generation around health apps. We live in a digital world and none are more digitally savvy than our young people.
Top 3 Apps for Making Changes Stick
If your patients have been motivated by campaigns such as Stoptober and Stay Sober for October, but now need additional help to make or maintain changes to their lifestyle, an app can help.
NHS Digital enlists ORCHA to help populate App Library
NHS Digital has enlisted the help of a third-party app evaluator to speed up the number of clinically-approved tools available on the NHS Apps Library.
ORCHA approved as a Government Supplier on G-Cloud 10
ORCHA services approved on Government’s G-Cloud 10 portal to help public sector organisations safely unlock the potential health apps offer.
ORCHA Wins Chamber of Commerce Award
Liz Ashall-Payne, CEO, ORCHA, was named Entrepreneur of the Year, in the Halton Chamber of Commerce & Enterprise 2018 Awards.
Making it even easier to find good health apps.
Home to the world’s only comparison site of health apps, we are passionate about helping patients and professionals find and compare health apps against a range of criteria including data security, clinical safety, and usability.
A Digital Supplement for Eating Disorder Service
When the Trust provided access to the ORCHA platform, the eating disorder team immediately saw the potential and now prescribes health apps to supplement and enhance its therapy.
ORCHA team up with the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine
We have teamed up with the British Society for Lifestyle…
Two innovative NW health organisations selected for national NHS support
Two innovative health products developed in Merseyside and Cheshire are among 11 selected to join the prestigious NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA).
Applying the ORCHA-24 framework to evaluate apps for chronic insomnia disorder
Applying the ORCHA-24 framework to evaluate apps for chronic insomnia disorder.
ORCHA named in the HealthTech top 100 influencers
A survey was recently conducted to see which individuals, brands and publications were leading the social media debate in health tech.
What is limiting the potential of health apps?
Liz Ashall-Payne recently spoke at the Women in Medical Technology event about the issues surrounding the global growth in the number of health and wellbeing apps
Ambiguous advice, questionable quality: How a lack of development & evaluation standards is preventing the potential of health-apps
If you can think of an ailment, concern, or…
ORCHA nominated in 101 Tech Startup Rising Stars List
We are delighted to announce that we were chosen from over 300 nominations from across the UK for BusinessCloud’s 101 Tech Startup Rising Stars List.
Thousands sign up for new health app comparison site
Patients and GPs have been using the platform since its launch in January, while health organisations in Lancashire and South Cumbria are working closely with NHS-backed ORCHA.
Welcome to ORCHA, Clive Flashman!
Welcome to ORCHA, Clive Flashman! ORCHA are delighted to introduce and welcome Clive Flashman who is joining ORCHA as Director of Strategy.
Health professionals think health apps would really benefit their patients
Health professionals think health apps would really benefit their patients. ORCHA Founder Liz Ashall-Payne talked exclusively to BJ-HC about the complex process of reviewing apps.
Meet the digital health experts
See what people are saying about our developments in digital health.