Reviews and Accreditations

Learn about our independent digital health Review Engine

How it Works


Our Review assesses Clinical Assurance, Data Privacy, and Usability.


We provide transparency on the quality of digital health solutions.


We deliver review and accreditation services across three continents.


Our Digital Health Libraries support populations across the globe.

ORCHA Review

The ORCHA Review is a robust digital health assessment that underpins a large proportion of the world’s national and regional digital accreditation models.

Our intelligent Review looks at a digital health technology’s nature and purpose, and identifies which of the 350+ criteria points it meets across Clinical/Professional Assurance, Data & Privacy, and Usability & Accessibility. The Review comprises nationally recognised digital health standards and regulations, and now includes an adapted version of the NICE Evidence Standards Framework. ORCHA’s algorithm looks at how appropriately the technology meets the relevant and compulsory standards, producing an objective and independent score.

Automatic Re-Reviews

As digital health products are continuously updated, ORCHA continuously re-assesses all health and care apps that appear on our Digital Health Libraries. Our intelligent review platform makes this possible.

Our Review Engine automatically detects when a developer implements a new version of its digital health product via the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. ORCHA’s Review Team then schedule a Re-Review, ensuring that every app assessment on our Digital Health Libraries reflects the most up-to-date version of the digital health solutions. This process closes the accreditation loop by constantly monitoring all reviewed digital health solutions for any changes in compliance.

Enhanced Review Modules

Health and care organisations often have additional, specific areas they need an app to be evaluated against. The NHS DTAC is a good example. ORCHA can add these as an additional layer to the ORCHA Review.

There are currently seven Enhanced Review areas, including: User/Patient Experience Analysis, Specialist Clinical Assessment, Commercial & Financial Stability, Enhanced Evidence Assessment, Clinical Safety Analysis, Enhanced Data Analysis, and Security & Technical Stability Assessment. New modules are continuously being developed as we explore new digital health assessment areas.

Bespoke Reviews

If our standard Review or enhanced modules don’t meet all your review needs, the ORCHA Review Engine can incorporate bespoke review criteria.

Our platform can undertake reviews that include the measures used in national accreditation programmes. Such criteria may be specific to a health condition area, patient type, geography or jurisdiction. Bespoke Reviews are often used as part of purchasing platforms, such as the NHS London Procurement Partnership. Please contact us if you are interested in our bespoke Reviews.

Accreditation Development

ORCHA’s track record in delivering national digital health accreditation programmes, together with our review builder tool, means that you can deliver an exemplary digital health accreditation programme, efficiently.

Compile your preferred review and accreditation approach using an intuitive, flexible, review builder tool. Select your digital health assessment structure and process, select your assessment questions from our comprehensive question bank which contains all those utilised by major accreditation regimes, and select a queue logic for the digital health solutions that are to be assessed. You can also select and assign assessors to undertake the reviews, as well as managing the review and accreditation creation process.

See how ORCHA works

Discover how our services, including Reviews, Digital Health Libraries, and market intelligence reports, can work for your specific needs.

What our clients say

“By working with ORCHA to create an online platform of apps that are safe for our young people to use, we know that we can encourage more young people to reach out for help, and, therefore, we can save more young lives.”

– Lisa Roxby, Papyrus Prevention of Young Suicide

What our clients say

“ORCHA helps us to break down the barriers around digital health. Partnering with ORCHA is helping to build the trust with clinical teams through education and awareness. It also saves a great deal of time in horizon scanning.”

– Crystal Dennis, Our Dorset Digital

What our clients say

“ORCHA has helped us to hone down the very many apps that are out there, to those that are really applicable in our environment.”

– Rachel Dunscombe, Director of Digital, Salford Royal Group

What our clients say

“Using apps in addition to therapy means patients might not need to come into hospital quite so often, and it will help them to progress.”

– Hannah Silcock, Occupational Therapist, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

What our clients say

“Having something like ORCHA is a gamechanger because you can direct patients towards apps that will support the clinical information that you’re giving them.”

– Dr Devender Roberts, LMS Chair and Clinical Lead for O&G for the W&CP

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Our team of clinical and digital experts continually monitor and ask questions about digital health developments, providing impartial and up-to-date insights which can be accessed in our reports, brochures and opinion pieces.

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