senior clinicians at Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust have partnered with ORCHA, the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Applications.
Mersey Care has an App for That
Mersey Care has added to its range of self help guides with a set of approved apps which present a fantastic opportunity to provide valuable health information which can help improve the quality of healthcare, but also help us to live healthier lives. The market is awash with apps, though, and we have no ability to see whether what is being downloaded will actually improve our health or if our personal data will be stored safely.
For these reasons, senior clinicians at Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust have partnered with ORCHA, the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Applications. Mersey Care’s clinicians believe these apps will be useful for service users and patients.
ORCHA carry out independent and impartial reviews of health and care related apps, and you’ll see that the resultant information is clearly presented for us throughout the website. We can be reassured that any apps shown on this site have undergone a rigorous review process, and can feel confident as we choose the best app for us.
By bringing this information to our fingertips, it’s now possible to identify and compare the best apps for our needs – and to ensure that we, and our friends and families, can get access to quality assured apps that meet a standard that clinicians are comfortable with.
Deputy Medical Director Dr Arun Chidambaram said:
“As a Global Digital Exemplar, Mersey Care is working with partners to develop care that uses technology in the best way for our service users. I’m pleased to see this resource for patients and clinicians. It is to be used with care and in conjunction with professional medical advice and we believe it can offer accessible support across a range of physical and mental health issues.”
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.
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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.
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