ORCHA Baseline Review (OBR)
Your entry-level assessment scheme for quality assurance
Digital health is delivering the next medical revolution. The technology you create has the power to change lives. But commissioners and health and care professionals need to trust it.
To provide this assurance, there are several digital health frameworks against which to assess and accredit health apps and digital health technologies, including the Digital Technology Assessment Criteria (DTAC) in the UK, Digital Health Assessment Framework (DHAF) in the USA, and the Nordic Digital Health Evaluation Criteria (NordDEC) in the Nordics.
The OBR has been designed to conduct an introductory assessment, covering over 350 review points used within 70% of global industry standards. It gives a rapid, independent, and objective measure of the quality of your product.
The OBR assessment also covers many of the measures featured within the in-depth region-specific frameworks, and so gives you a sign of how your product will perform in these.
Build confidence that your digital health product complies with the market’s essential safety regulations with the OBR.
As part of our OBR, we assesses a digital health product, such as a health app, against 350+ standards in three domains: clinical or professional assurance, data and privacy, and usability and accessibility. After your assessment:
- If your technology achieves a score of over 65%, you will receive a badge of quality assurance, recognised internationally
- The opportunity to enter ORCHA Health App Libraries and Digital Health Formularies used by health and care systems around the world.
- With a subscription, you will receive a confidential, in-depth improvement report.
Accelerate growth and reach new markets
Accelerate growth of your digital health product by being featured on our widely used App Library
Insights you can count on
Receive the results of your 350+ point OBR assessment and your in-depth improvement report
Your recognised quality mark
Share your OBR badge and certification details with your audience as proof of your high standards
Future-proof your compliance
Get reassessed any time you update your digital health product, and if standards change, for continuous compliance
Get an OBR assessment for your product
The OBR assessment is available as part of our ORCHA level one annual assessment subscription, which also includes:
- An OBR reassessment every time you update your digital health product.
- A benchmark report, with a unique insight into your competitive standing.
- Product assessment starting within 20 working days of the signed contract.
What is the ORCHA Baseline Review (OBR)?
Our ORCHA Baseline Review (OBR) is an assessment that checks if your digital health product, or health app, meets the requirements of 350 criteria. These are 350 questions that we answer to score your digital health product against three main domains: usability and accessibility, clinical or professional assurance, and data and privacy.
You need a minimum score to pass the OBR to surface on our ORCHA App Library, Digital Health Formulary, and Digital Health Toolkits, which we develop for health and care organisations to access digital health products.
How can I assess my digital health product against the OBR?
We can assess your digital health product, or health app, against the OBR as part of our annual assessment subscription service.
How much does an OBR assessment cost?
Please contact us through our free online contact form to see what our current offers are and speak to our team for next steps.
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