Behaviour change: digital health interventions
The vast majority of health and care services now use digital technologies to help citizens change habits and make healthier choices. But with so many different tools available it can be hard to know which ones work best. We are delighted that NICE has published a practical guide to show how to develop, commission and use digital health to improve behaviour change services.
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. We also invite you to a free webinar where you will hear Crystal Dennis, Interim Lead, Public Facing Digital Health Services, Our Dorset Digital, explain how they have embedded digital into behaviour change services and the results seen.
Top 5 actions from the new NICE Guidelines
In the recently published NICE Guideline ‘Behaviour change: digital and mobile health interventions’, the committee recommend the use of digital and mobile health interventions to change unhealthy behaviours such as smoking, high alcohol consumption, unhealthy diet, sedentary behaviour, and unsafe sex. But most importantly, NICE provides advice on how you can use evidence to improve care and services in this growing practice.
A helpful and practical tool for anyone developing, commissioning or using digital health, we’ve summarised the 5 most significant points. Read in full.
Free webinar: digital interventions for behaviour change
We would like to invite you to join our upcoming free webinar, Digital Interventions for Behaviour Change, on: Wednesday 9th December at 14:00 – 15:00 GMT.
In this webinar Liz Ashall Payne, CEO at ORCHA and Crystal Dennis, Interim Lead, Public Facing Digital Health Services at Our Dorset Digital, explain how Dorset has embedded digital into behaviour change services and the results seen.
Staffordshire Public Health Changes Lives with Digital Health
With around 40% of ill health preventable, and obesity, smoking and diabetes the major factors, Staffordshire Council’s support services aim to help people make better lifestyle choices. Although effective, the team identified that face to face appointments don’t work for everyone, and even during COVID-19, when appointments were moved online, the format still stops many people from engaging. So the team took steps to introduce Digital Health. Read how “the programme has been a success. We see the number of recommendations and downloads growing and know that for many, it is helping to change their lives and become healthier.” Read the full case study.
ORCHA is part of the NHS England National Innovation Accelerator Programme. We work with health bodies across the world to unlock the power of Digital Health, including NHS organisations in 50% of regions. Our vision is to revolutionise care through the safe integration of digital health solutions into all aspects of health and care services, leading to more patient-centred, effective care. You can now search ORCHA’s App Library at appfinder.orcha.co.uk
ORCHA provides tailored microsites and prescription services, and helps organisations across the world to integrate health and care apps safely into practice. To find out how ORCHA can help you, please get in touch.
The UK’s first Digital Health Formulary and a Health App Library just for citizens
Following the rapid growth of the digital health sector, healthcare professionals and citizens now have distinct and different needs from their health app libraries – and so ORCHA has created products exactly tailored for each of these two audiences.
600,000 A&E Admissions Could be Prevented with a Nationwide Deployment of Key Digital Health Products in Primary Care
Researchers at ORCHA and the University of Warwick have identified that digital health products such as health apps could make a substantial contribution to tackling NHS urgent care pressures, by keeping patients out of hospital in the first place.
Founded by NHS clinicians, ORCHA is the world’s leading digital health evaluation and distribution organisation. We provide services to national health bodies across three continents, including the NHS in 50% of UK regions, delivering national accreditation frameworks, bespoke Digital Health Libraries, and professional recommendation tools, specific to the needs of our clients. ORCHA’s unique Review Engine assesses digital health solutions against more than 300 measures across Clinical/Professional Assurance, Data & Privacy, and Usability & Accessibility, plus additional criteria depending on needs.
See how ORCHA works
Discover how our services, including Reviews, Digital Health Libraries, and market intelligence reports, can work for your specific needs.
Your Health and Care App Library
Search ORCHA’s App Library, featuring thousands of independent app reviews across a broad spectrum of health conditions. Every app is evaluated against more than 300 measures across Clinical/Professional Assurance, Data & Privacy, and Usability & Accessibility, making it easy for you to find the best apps for your needs.
For more information about our services, to request a demo, or for advice on any aspect of digital health, please get in touch.