HSCNI Apps 4 Dementia – Case Study
There are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK today and numbers are set to rise to more than 1 million by 2025. In support of World Alzheimer’s Month, we’re sharing how health apps can make a practical difference to people living with dementia and their carers.
Health apps can help across a wide range of areas including cognitive training, sharing memories, staying calm, medication reminders, sleeping and carer support.
Jack and Kevin are living with dementia. In our latest video, hear them discuss the difference apps are making to their lives, since the launch of an Apps Library for those with dementia by Northern Ireland’s Health and Social Care Board. You can also hear Jack’s wife share her advice: “Go in and look at these apps, find out what suits the person, because they are really, really beneficial.” The dementia App Library can be found at apps4dementia.orcha.co.uk
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 350 measures across Clinical/Professional Assurance, Data & Privacy, and Usability & Accessibility, plus additional criteria depending on needs.
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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 350 measures across Clinical/Professional Assurance, Data & Privacy, and Usability & Accessibility, making it easy for you to find the best apps for your needs.
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