NHS National Diabetes Prevention Case Study: How do health apps make a difference for people with diabetes?
In early 2021, Ingeus, the company who deliver the National Diabetes Prevention Programme on behalf of the NHS, began using Lancashire and South Cumbria Health and Care Partnership’s ORCHA Health App Library. The educators for the programme recognised that health apps could play a key role in supporting people with managing their weight, nutrition and exercise in a way that would be beneficial to preventing or reducing their risk of diabetes. By building the recommendation of health apps into their care pathway, they were able to additionally support participants of the service. Watch our case study to hear from a recommender and two participants of the programme about the successes of the project, and what they think of the ORCHA Health App Library.
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.
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